Last week I was so happy to share this...
But by the time I'd knitted almost an entire skein of yarn, I decided the rib pattern I was using just didn't work with the yarn the way I was hoping for, so I frogged it. After numerous starts and restarts using different stitch patterns found in my copy of 400 Knitting Stitches, I got out a pencil and scratched down an idea for the pattern I've settled on which you can see below.
This is the front (I discovered a mistake that I'll need to go back and correct, but other than that, I'm happy with the way it's turning out).
And this is the back:
Still working on putting the final touches on my bonnet pattern and hope to have a couple friends test the pattern for me within the next couple of weeks! Thanks for your patience. :)
Still working my way through Jan Karon's In the Company of Others and am on the last chapter. I thought I'd be finishing it last night, but I couldn't keep my eyes open!
Still reading Plowing in Hope and just started the Maxwells' Keeping Our Children's Hearts which are both encouraging in their own ways.
We're enjoying some gorgeous late-summer weather here, yet the signs of fall are just beginning to appear with leaves exposing their colors, pumpkins slowly turning orange, and cooler nights which means we've thrown an extra blanket on the bed. Before we know it the garden will be closed until next spring allowing for much more time with my hooks and needles.
How about you? What craftiness are you busy with? What have you been reading?
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