Our election is finally over and we have a new Liberal Prime Minister. No matter your politics, it was such a relief to have the wash of election signs gone from the landscape yesterday. A fresh start as it were. We have another Trudeau in office, the Blue Jays are doing amazingly well and there’s a new Star Wars movie coming out. As my conductor said at rehearsal last night, “Welcome to the ’70’s!” Nicholas can’t wait for the new movie 🙂
Knitting on the pillow continues slowly – on the weekend I noticed a certain harmony in my life at the moment….
I do love this colour so very much. I’m reading Kate Grenville’s “The Secret River” about a convicted man sent to Australia with his family and their struggle to adapt. It’s a fantastic book. I finished listening to Gabaldons’ latest Outlander book on the weekend. I’ll admit that parts of it were a slog and if I had been trying to make it through the printed version I might have taken WAY longer to finish it. She hooks us at the end of course, so I will probably read the next one as well when it comes out. Here’s an updated photo of the pillow as of this morning – I’m really enjoying the pattern development – it makes me feel very clever, though I had nothing to do with the design whatsoever. It is the September Pillow by Pam Allen. If you click the link it’ll take you to my Ravelry project page – feel free to friend me – I’d really like to meet some more of you and see what you’re working on!
Lastly, I’m repeating something here from Monday’s post because I’m hoping a lot more yarny people from Ginny’s yarn along will see it and be able to offer up some help in deciphering the pattern for my great grandmothers’ crochet blanket. Because I’m a dodo that doesn’t understand crochet, I posted the photo with the direction of how she worked upside down. Does anyone understand how to translate this into some sort of pattern – esp the bobble feature? I’m reposting it here, correct direction up. It makes a lovely deep V and I’d like to learn how to do it with all of my free time (that I don’t have…) Happy Wednesday, all.
EDITED TO ADD – Success!!! Linda over at The Crafty Gardener sent me the following, and I thank her indeed! :
|This is a crochet ripple stitch afghan, with 2 rows of single crochet, a row of bobble stitch and then 2 more rows of single crochet. The depth of the ripple depends on how many stitches you use. I’ve done lots of ripple afghans, http://www.craftygardener.ca/ripples-stripes/,
By doing a search you can find many sites/videos that explain the bobble stitch.”