{Yarn Along} It’s a Start

Yarning Along with Ginny:

I’ve not made a lot of progress with my knitting this week. That does not, however, mean I haven’t been knitting!

I cast on and worked a few rows on another dishcloth.


I also talked with a neighbor about the hat she would like me to make for her for the upcoming winter. She’s been looking for a nice cloche for some time, and I think we have found a pattern that will really be great for her.

cloche(click photo for credit) 

The construction is simple. Just basic increases and decreases to make a flared hat. Where I’m struggling is with a yarn choice. The yarn listed for the project is one that I can’t get locally. It needs to be a heavy worsted/aran with a good amount of bite. I need to get about 12 stitches per 4 inches and the pattern calls for holding the strands double. My “client” wants something like Madeline Tosh, but I’m a little worried that it’s too smooth. I would love your suggestions. She wants a dark black or charcoal color. And as a knitter, I’d love to find something with a little contrast or heathering to make the project a bit more interesting.

Leave your suggestions in the comments!

{Weekending} Work

Weekending with Karen:

Some weekends are more about the doing than the slowing.

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This was one of those.

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We worked on the car, ran to Lowe’s for car parts, got groceries, cleaned up the house, and did yard work. There were conversations over car parts, conversations with neighbors, and conversations with the kids. We took long walks each night before bed.

I’m finally getting around to writing this post and realizing that I’m almost more worn out today than I was on Saturday morning when I woke up! Good thing there are no real plans for the week so far. We can ease in to it.

In His Arms

I am a sensitive person. These posts?

They describe me well.

Sometimes, my clothes just don’t fit right. The tears come too quickly. I see danger where there isn’t any.

I do my best to not look for predators around every street corner.

I know the truth, that riding in a car is considered more dangerous than flying…
most of the time.

I am aware that war is a part of the world.

And that kidnappings happen.

My sensitivity keeps me from seeking these things out. I don’t watch the news often but I don’t live in a cave either.

On days like this, when the tears seem to come easily for those suffering in deep and impossible to understand ways, I cling to the only message I know.



“For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
~Romans 8:38-39