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More Dischloths

Because life has been more busy than normal in the past few weeks, I have not had much time to knit.

This first dishcloth is a Hole-less ( Reverse Miter Cloth ).  The Cream yarn used in it was the last bit of one of the first cones I bought of the Original Peaches and Creme yarn . The blue is Hot Blue made by the makers of Sugar’n’Cream.  This is one of may favorite patterns to use because it can be made with scraps if desired. Cream-and-Blue

The item below is  made from the same pattern as the dishcloth above. There was not enough yarn on the cone to make a regular size dishcloth so I decided to make it into a Small Mat. It is the first of what will be a set of mats in an assortment of sizes and colors.  It will serve as a large coaster for cups or glasses  and  as a place mat for plates and bowls.  It is made from the last yarn on one of the first cones of Peaches and Creme  Passion that I purchased.  There are twenty four stitches on either side of the center stitch.  I could have added more yarn of the same color and dye lot or used a coordinating color but chose not to do so.

Small-Mat-#1

Enjoy the rest of the week!

Dishcloth Fun

I realized a couple of days ago that it has almost been a month since I have posted about my Cotton Yarn Project.

One of my favorite parts of this project is searching for patterns I have never tried. I have been looking through some old pattern books and collections for patterns that catch my eye.

This dishcloth comes from Leisure Arts Splash of Color:

Sassy Stripes

Sassy Stripes

It is made from a cone of the original Peaches’n’Creme Mardi Gras. Knitting it was fun and relaxing. I am not sure if I enjoyed using the color or the pattern best. It is definitely a pattern that will be used again.

I started this dishcloth the same day I made the Sassy Stripes. It was finished the next day:

Amish Diamond

Amish Diamond

It is from Knit Dishcloths . The patterns in this book appear to be based on quilt patterns.  I will eventually be knitting all of them at least once just for the fun of doing so.

For now, Good night and Happy Knitting

 

Prolonged Absence

I realized today that I have not posted here in almost two years. I will be  working on changing that in the upcoming days and weeks.

For the past few weeks I have making slippers for the Pink Slipper Project using two of my favorite  crochet slipper patterns:

  1. Posy Toes Crocheted Slippers  is my favorite pattern to use for making crocheted ladies slippers. It is easy to adjust the length of the slipper by adding or subtracting rows, My favorite aspect of this pattern is the option to make a slipper to fit a wider foot. You can see some of the slippers I have made using this pattern here .
  2. Toddler Slippers is the pattern I prefer to use for making crocheted toddler slippers. Some of the slippers I have made using it can be seen here . Unfortunately these pictures do not do justice to the colors of the yarn or to the pattern.

I will be posting more current pictures in the couple of weeks.

Pattern Correction

It was brought to my attention in the past day or two that there was an error in the Melinda  Cloth pattern on Row 2.  The error has been corrected.

Please accept my apology for any inconvenience this may have caused.

2012 E-Book Challenge

I have decided to sign up for the 2012 E-Book Challenge hosted by Workaday Reads

My goal is to read 100 Books-Server. I will list them by month in the tabs on the Menu above.

Challenge Guidelines:

  1. This challenge will run from Jan 1, 2012 – Dec 31, 2012.
  2. Anyone can join, you don’t need to be a blogger. If you don’t have a blog, feel free to sign-up in the comments. You can post reviews to any book site (i.e. Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Smashwords, Goodreads, etc).
  3. Any genre or length of book counts, as long as it is in ebook format.
  4. You can list your books in advance or just put them in a wrap-up post. If you list them, feel free to change them as the mood takes you.
  5. When you sign up in the linky, put the direct link to your post about joining the E-Book Reading Challenge.
  6. You can move up levels, but no moving down.
  7. Sign-ups will be open until Dec 15, 2012, so feel free to join at any time throughout the year.

Levels:

  1. Floppy disk – 5 ebooks
  2. CD – 10 ebooks
  3. DVD – 25 ebooks
  4. Memory stick – 50 ebooks
  5. Hard drive – 75 ebooks
  6. Server – 100 ebooks
  7. Human brain – 150 ebooks

 

Not Writing

I realized today that I have not written here in months. Life has been typically busy.

I have been in a major knitting and crocheting slump for the past few months. I am not sure what has caused it, but will try to start a new project in the next day or two.

The Monday Rule

I have had a hard time finding things to talk about here recently.It has bothered me to the point that I have spent a lot of time thinking it. Finally this morning, an idea came! I will tell explain the Monday Rule.

Years ago when we first began our homeschool adventure, my family made up the Monday Rule.We  originally decided to do this partly because traditionally weekends were more busy than the rest of the week and we really needed the rest. It was also a day to enjoy our uniqueness as a homeschooling family.

The rule has several parts:

  1. No educational activities are to be done unless all involved agree to do them.
  2. Everybody in the house can sleep as late or often as they want, unless required by their employer to go to work outside the home.
  3. Everybody can and is encouraged to take as much or little individual down time as desired or needed and in the way that meets their own needs.
  4. Meals are to involve as little preparation as possible. The eating of leftovers is encouraged, but not required.
  5. House hold chores are kept to a bare minimum. This means the dishwasher is only run when everyone is awake and can handle the sound of it without being disturbed.
  6. There is normally some minor pickup of clutter but this is limited to what is necessary to make the home livable by common safety and health practices.
  7. The above rules apply to all members of the family and can only be changed by a unanimous decision of all involved. There is one vote per person and all votes are equal in weight.

In a nutshell: Monday has been a down day in my household for years. It has proven its value and worth for us repeatedly. Instead of dreading Monday we enjoy and treasure it.

May your day be as happy and pleasant as ours!

 

Steve Jobs 1955-2011 (Oct. 5 )

Thank you. Rest in Peace

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