Speckled Scarf

Knitting ideas

Dances with Wools


This morning while surfing over at  Purl Soho, which  is quickly becoming my fave knitting website, this simple but classic scarf caught my eye. It’s made with fingering weight linen yarn, and resembles woven fabric rather than knitted, I think. Equally suitable for women and men. Recommended needle size is U.S. 3.  The slip stitch pattern should go fairly quickly despite the fine yarn.

Funny, I just realized that with knitting as well as reading, I choose projects or books according to my current mood. It has to feel right, or I can’t drum up any enthusiasm. Lately, I’ve been going for wraps and scarves, even though I certainly don’t need more of those! What I most enjoy about knitting is watching the patterns and colors develop as I work. What kind of knitter are you?

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The Mysterious Visiting Black Cat

At breakfast this morning I looked out the window and saw that we had a visitor – a black cat with a white ruff – handsome. A nice sight to start the day. Stray animals do not often visit the compound here at this Assisted Living community. We are. a gated property on 3 sides and a busy thoroughfare borders the 4th side. This cat was most handsome and I only wish I had had my camera. But even my own photo would have given me only temporary satisfaction. I have a lot of pictures in my camera and I haven’t been able to share them with my readers. When we moved about a month ago I gifted my computer and printer. And that computer was the one synced with my telephone/camera. That is an issue awaiting my tech aide along with the scanning of numerous postcards. Help is on the way.

Sort of like our visitor but needs some white.