Friday, January 17, 2014

A striking video, comparing Israel to America
Rabbi Cahn's Inauguration Prayer Breakfast message in January of 2013

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Then & now...

My daughter gave me an updated photo of my grandchildren, so I put it near another one I have.
They are really growing up!

Another comfort shawl finished

This is a very simple combo of stitches -- Just Knit 2, purl 1 across.
To be more specific, it's a combination of 3 stitches plus 1.    So, on the first row, you go across with K2, P1, until you get to the end, then there's that extra stitch, which you knit.
The next row begins with P1, then you proceed with the K2, P1 stitches across the rest of the row.
This is called a Farrow Rib pattern and I actually got it from looking at scarf patterns.
For this prayer, or comfort shawl, I simply cast on 105 stitches, using #10 needles and Red Heart With Love yarn.
I had to make the fringe with a different yarn, however. 
Although this yarn is extremely soft and cozy, if you try to use it for the fringe finish, you will end up with such static, that it's like what you see when a little kid removes their knit hat!   The fringe stands up and goes WILD!   That's the only drawback I've found with this acrylic yarn.(The top 2 pics show a more true color.  I guess the lighting made a difference when I took the pic of the skein of yarn in another room.)