Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Sunday, March 27, 2016
Have a blessed Easter Sunday,
Jesus Christ resurrection from the dead
on the third day following his crucifixion
marks the triumph of good over evil, sin and death.
All is changed: darkness to light,
doubt to faith,
despair to hope,
sin to grace,
and death to eternal life.
It also represent the fulfillment of God's promises to mankind.
~from Jeffery A's FaceBook page.
Saturday, March 26, 2016
Thursday, March 24, 2016
Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Tuesday, March 22, 2016
I'm knitting this 10 inch (corner-to-corner) square
for a baby blanket.
The owner of our LYS is expecting baby boy #2
come the first part of April
so about 20 of the 'regulars' are each knitting a square
and they will all be sewn together into a baby blanket.
Monday, March 21, 2016
I'm trying to knit this cute bolero for the GDs for Easter/Spring.
Unfortunately, I can't read the pattern:
So, in trying to work it out
I was able to manage the back piece
and tried working the first front panel...
It's curving the wrong way!
So, I cut off the front panel, bound off the neck stitches,
and will re-knit the front panel curves separately
and then seam them onto the back shoulders and side seams.
Wish me luck!
Sunday, March 20, 2016
Saturday, March 19, 2016
I had so much fun crocheting these mini prayer cloths
for my friends.
I prayed over each one before giving it away.
The pattern is free and can be found here:
Rows: I indicate rows by using the letter R and the row number. Example: R1 would be row one. After each row, you will ch1, turn.! Popcorn Stitch: make 3 dc in the same stitch. Take hook out of last dc and leave loop hang. Insert hook into first dc (front to back, as normal) and grab the loop from last dc. Pull through first dc and ch 1. This ch 1 will not count as a stitch in the row - you will skip it when you sc in the next row. Push popcorn stitch forward to make it stick out if needed.!
R1: ch 10. sc in 2nd ch from hook and in the next 8 ch (9 sc)!
R2: sc across (9 sc)!
R3: sc in next 4 sts, pc in next st, sc in next 4 sts (8 sc, 1 popcorn)!
R4: sc across (9 sc)!
R5: sc in next 4 sts, pc in next st, sc in next 4 sts (8 sc, 1 popcorn)!
R6: sc across (9 sc)!
R7: sc in next 2 sts, pc in next st, sc in next st, pc in next st, sc in next st, pc in next st, sc in next 2 sts (6 sc, 3 popcorn)!
R8: sc across (9 sc)!
R9: sc in next 4 sts, pc in next st, sc in next 4 sts (8 sc, 1 popcorn)!
R10: sc across (9 sc)!
R11: sc across. ch 1, but DO NOT turn. (9 sc)!
Finishing: 2 sc in last st of R11, then sc evenly around the prayer cloth, making 3 sc in each corner except the first corner. Once you get back to the first corner, make 1 sc in that st (it will already have 2sc in it). Fasten off and weave in ends.!
Thursday, March 17, 2016
Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Tuesday, March 15, 2016
Monday, March 14, 2016
Sunday, March 13, 2016
Saturday, March 12, 2016
Friday, March 11, 2016
Thursday, March 10, 2016
Wednesday, March 9, 2016
Today I removed my Scobi
from my 2nd batch of homemade Kombucha
and added it to the freshly brewed tea on the right
to start next week's new batch.
It works kind of like sourdough
in that you add a little of the old/fermented tea
(in the pitcher)
to the new batch of tea (on the right),
then top it with the SCOBI
and let it 'brew' for the next week.
My beautiful SCOBI...
(looks like a disgusting blob, yes?!?!?)
Tuesday, March 8, 2016
Monday, March 7, 2016
Saturday, March 5, 2016
DH & I went to pay our condolences
to my BFFs as they said goodbye to their stepdad
who passed away on Wednesday.
This is the only picture I took at the funeral
as he was sent off with military honors.
I'm kicking myself for NOT taking a pix
of myself with my BFF!
Friday, March 4, 2016
I finally finished my first pair of embroidered socks!
I wish the pattern had the cables run
down the CENTER of the front of the sock
instead of half down the front and half down the side.
It make the sock fit and feel a bit wonky.
If I make another pair of these,
I will center the cables down the front
and leave them UN-embroidered.
I think the plain cables are prettier!