I almost skipped this week, but I really wanted to post because I finished up last week's scarf and have gotten started on another. I had an appointment for a stress electrocardiogram (routine torture) this morning at 9:45 which really threw a wrench into my day. The light was too dim this morning to get a picture, but this afternoon it's a little bit brighter (though not by much -- snow clouds have threatened all day).
I finished the scarf I was making for myself last week. You might remember it was a simple k1p1 pattern like the one I made my son's girlfriend. I used a solid color, and then after I was finished I decided to add a little crocheted scallop at the ends. Because the purls hide between the knits, when I cast off this scarf it tends to flair. My cast-on edge had not flaired so much, so I thought the scallop would hide a little of that. I am pleased with it and it's very, very comfortable. It is pictured with the coat I made it to wear with. The knit part is made with Knit Picks' Shine Worsted in Creme Brulee and the crocheted part is the same yarn in Fedora -- a very pretty rich chocolate brown.
As soon as I finished the scarf I picked up another pattern for a scarf I am making for Faith (my 8 yo daughter). I have never knit a lace before and I admit this one is really complicated (for me). There are no repeats in the pattern for the most part, so there is no hope in me remembering it, and I have to refer to the written pattern constantly. Paired with this white yarn that splits, I'm not having a lot of fun with this project, but it's good practice. I am hopeful that blocking it will flatten out some of the bumps -- are laces supposed to do that, or is it my yarn or technique? I can't remember what the yarn is, because I pulled it from my stash. I think this pattern would be better served by something less fuzzy.
My read is the same from last week ( Meet Edith Stein) though I am about two-thirds finished. It is really a good book about St. Theresa Benedicta. She was a very intelligent woman -- highly educated -- and though she was not a devout Jew as an adult, it was still quite a leap for her to Catholicism, much less to the Carmelite convent. I think her case is a good one for showing that those around you, though they may not preach, their example of faith is extraordinary evangelization.
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