Today is one of the more gloomy days in recent memory. This is the sort of day that can drain the energy right out of me. A sure cure, of course, would be to spend my day in a knitting retreat working with the brightest, sunniest yarn available. Ohhh, I long to do that! But, for now, my commitments lie elsewhere.
Some of you may know (Linda, Leslie) that I also spend some of my time as a (starving) freelance artist. I am preparing a package of my work to send off to one of the companies where I hope to have my work published.
... so wish me luck! I could really use a few groceries!
I do have a small reserve of knit cloths that I have been stowing away, however, to photograph and post when the daylight cooperates. I have been on a "story of white". And still to come, I am tying up ends on creating a hang tag for cotton baby knits that I promised so very long ago..
..and we only need look up.
May you be terrifically blessed.
Wednesday, November 12
Wednesday, November 5
A new day. A new start. For our country and why not for ourselves as well? I know that I need to be renewed. I thank our God for allowing each day to be fresh and clean.
I vowed during this sometimes mostly vicious campaign season that whomever would win, I would get behind that person and join in the vision for our country and I will do that. We all watched history in the making!
How has everyone been? Why not take one day at a time and begin to slow down life. Let's simplify and value what we have.
I have spent several days moving some of the files from this blog over to a new server. The page loads so much better now. I just might be starting something here! I am giving thought to posting more regularly... what do you think? I'll try if you do.
This past week, I have valued what I have. I valued my good old tried and true Ballband pattern. OK, so I gave it a little twist. But I rather liked the way it turned out. This was knit by knitting each slipped stitch row offset by a single stitch. I think I'll have some more of these soon! There are rather addicting...
What do you think? It is really eye-catching. But, of course, the Ballband always has been hasn't it? In every one of the bazillion color combinations I have seen and tried. You've gotta love it! Plus, no better time to knit for those precious gift aways.
The Diagonal Ballband Dishcloth
- a variation of the classic
"I am the vine, you are the branches; he who abides in Me and I in him, he bears much fruit, for apart from Me you can do nothing. John 15:5
Oh Lord, let me abide in you, Let me cast my worries on you for you O Lord, long to carry them.
May these days be blessed.