Ballband Dishcloth Pattern (on book)
Sometimes in life there comes a task/project/or new learning experience that you just can’t seem to wrap your mind around…ever have one of those? Mine, this time out, is the “Ballband Pattern” from the Mason-Dixon knitting book. A dear friend from my knitting group tried her best (and was VERY patient, by the way) last Tuesday during Knit Night. Yes, I did knit many rows, but you would NOT call them correctly done! Undaunted by my previous efforts, I sat down yesterday to, once again, attempt this pattern. Many rows were knit, but at the end, I ripped them out…kept getting ‘stuck’ at the same place.
Today is a gorgeous 79 degree day; lots of sun and a little breeze-the perfect knitting day! To say that I’m stubborn would be putting it mildly. (perhaps being Scots might have a bit to do with that…but who knows- I digress…) Attempting ONE LAST TRY at this pattern, I took the book, yarns, needles AND a ROW COUNTER outside to the picnic table and set about my strategy to conquer it. As you can see from the picture, I think I’ve finally got the hang of it!!! YAY! Another friend from my knitting group donated 5 kitchen-sized bags of acrylic yarns to the Ghana Project; in those bags were several little tiny balls of various colored yarns. I decided (being that I’m Scots and can’t waste anything…honest!) to see what I could do, creatively, to use up these little bits of yarn. (You can see the results in the multi-striped squares photo). There’s still more little balls to be finished off, so that’s another of my little ‘projects’. I love a challenge (especially if it has to do with crafts), so these two listed above have kept me mentally ‘alert’ this week, for sure!
OH! I don’t know about YOUR weather, but I know that our weather was affected by all the hurricanes in the Gulf last week. Remembering an ‘old wives tale’ from my childhood having to do with seeing Woolly Bear caterpillars, this cute little guy was outside today. Judging from the size of his ‘red middle part’, we’re in for a pretty HARD winter…sigh.
That’s all for now; hope you’re having a good day today!
ps: This was sent to me from a friend-(I don’t know how to do a ‘link’, but if you highlight it and put it on a server, you should be able to pull it up). It’s a test of your Mind’s Age! Give it a try!
This is in Japanese but the gist of the game is to see how old your brain is…after the game is done the number that appears at the end is your brain age.
Have fun! See if your brain is as old as your body ~ or ~ (perish the thought) ~ OLDER!! Hint: Remember to wait until the circles appear before clicking-you are supposed to click on the numbers that appear, in numeralogical order
(I got a 26)
I wrote this post yesterday (9/20/08; Saturday). Since then I’ve finished 3 ballband dishcloth pattern squares…think I’ve finally got it!