I'm not the only knitter that does this. If you are a knitter or read about other knitters, you will have heard or read the story of "up til 3 am to finish that one."
This one is crochet. The pencil is added to give you a sense of the size of the hook. It's a B US, for those who also crochet. The yarn is lace weight, meaning tiny and fine. It's also variegated.
|Crochet. Lace weight yarn. Hook size B. Pattern from|
|Needles about the size of the pencil, size 8US.|
Wool yarn from Rowan. Pattern from a new book
|This time the needles are actually a bit larger than|
the pencil, in diameter. 10 1/2 US.
Pattern is from One Skein Wonders.
And finally (as a reminder to me that I really must go knit), another showing of the Checkerboard Lace scarf using the Darliss Yarn, with pattern from Purl Bee. No pencil in this picture. Needles are smaller than the pencil.
|Just gorgeous, that pattern at Purl Bee|
Back to projects. Each one offers something different and I like knowing that my mood and my projects can be coordinated.
- Checkerboard Lace -- when I'm feeling sassy and ready to take on the world; no pattern is too tough
- Burgundy Cables -- when I need a reminder that I know how to do cables and a project that's working up quickly
- Mohair Lace -- when I just need to knit. There's only one pattern row and then three rows of just knit knit knit
- Crochet scarf -- when I want to rest the knitting brain and work on a delicate difference
How wonderful that I can review the inventory, pick up a project and put it down for another. Oh, that life allowed us to do more matching mood with to-do's. Not always easy to be enthused about some tasks, but even mundane 'chores' like unloading the dishwasher can be a reminder that we are blessed with abundance. Lots of women have to haul water just to quench their children's thirst.
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