It was hubby`s birthday on Friday and after going to Oshawa to pick up the boys, he came home to open his gift.
He said that I`d never be able to top the gift I got him last year, so I figured why try and got him another one. Washburn this time. Found it at a really really good price and researched it at a guitar forum before because I don`t know anything about guitars. It`s brand new but had a small surface crack that was repaired and guaranteed to sound perfect. It has a rich sound!
We had a huge roast chicken for supper and chocolate birthday cake.
But sadly, Saturday morning I had to go to a funeral. My Aunt Lorna passed away on Thursday. She was 87 and had fluid on her lungs. She`s gone to that great place of mystery. The place no one lives to tell about. I was never frightened of death when I was younger. Maybe that came with age or that I got a taste of it awhile back when I had an ultrasound. It`s just such a mystery and such an "alone" journey. "Goodbye Aunt Lorna. I hope to see you again some day."
We woke up to this today. I guess we`re going to have a real winter this year and no bare feet on Christmas Day.
A few friends have asked about that easy knitting pattern. So here it is and if I can do it, anyone can. One row of pattern, one of purl and then one of knitting. 3 rows repeated. Pattern is under this picture...
I used 6mm needles but the pattern calls for 4mm. It geets bigger faster with the 6 haha...
Cast on 36 stiches. WO means to bring the yarn in front which will make an extra stitch.
1st ROW: K1, K2 together, K 6, WO, K1, WO, K6, K2 together TWICE, K6, WO, K1, WO, K6, K2 together, K1
2nd ROW: PURL
3rd ROW: KNIT
These three rows form the pattern.
Make 60 patterns long and 5 panels wide.
15 50 gram balls
I`ve read many times from knitters that the best yarn bargains are on E-Bay. I would have loved to buy some real wool but for now I settled on 1 pound of 4 ply acrylic yarn equaling approx. 800 yards and it looks like I`ll still have extra. It cost me a few cents under $14 with shipping included!
I`m making a smaller one so am doing 27 pattern long and maybe 6 or 7 panels wide.
Then I might pick up all the stitches again and make some sort of edging on it.
It really is easy and memorizable after awhile. I have had to undo a few times though from not paying attention LOL
"Angus! What are you doing?!"
"You naughty boy!"
If anyone has been reading this blog lately, you`ll notice that my posts have become fewer each month. I`ve somehow lost my inspiration I`m afraid. So I`m not sure when my next post will be. Maybe again next weekend, but maybe not. Need to go on a journey and search. I hope I find it again. But for now, it seems to have faded away... gone off into the sunset, leaving me behind to deal with it missing.
Hope everyone is having a nice weekend and prayers to all the scared or lonely or desperate in this mad mad world.