Wednesday, November 5

Its Anew

     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.



Jani said...

What a great surprise - always love your posts!

sherri said...

I, for one, hope you come back. I just found you as you made the decision to take a break.

I am hearing everywhere (including in my own heart) to pray for our nation as we never have before. We always have hope in Him.

Lil Knitter said...

What a wonderful surprise to see you posting. Welcome back and I do hope you start to post more regularly again...sure have missed you!
I love the little twist on the ballband. It gives it a bit more interest.
I so agree with you on simplifying our lives and being thankful for our blessings. I hope with this history making election now over...we can focus on making things better for ourselves and for our children.

E to the M said...

I like the twist!
Glad to see you posting again.

Mandi (a.k.a MissMandiGirl) said...

Sooooo happy to see a post from you, I've missed you and what a LOVELY Dishcloth!!!!

Anonymous said...

Welcome back. I thought I'd left a comment but I don't know where it went. Love your cloths and photography! Very inspirational.

I do have a question about your ABC cloth. I also tried to leave a message there but somehow that disappeared also. The pattern doesn't seem to mention where you do the decreases. Where and which kind of decrease do you do?



Debbie said...

What a surprise to see your posting. I have missed reading your blog the past year. I hope you and your family are well and that you keep posting. And showing us your fabulous knitting.
Debbie in SC

ceElle said...

Hi Sandy, no decrease is necessary since this cloth is knit in the square at a right angle.

smariek said...

Nice to see you blogging. The cloth is a nice variation on the ballband.

stitching under oaks said...

I found you blog a while back and have checked back from time to time to see if you were blogging again. So glad to see that you are! I enjoy your photos and your posts. Love the variation on the ballband dishcloth.