How Cooks Are Born

Pearly and Bunny reading through smoothie recipes to see if we have all of the ingredients on hand.



I had so much fun knitting the Boneyard shawl, I decided to knit another one. I love to learn at least one new skill whenever sewing or knitting. This is the first time I've knitted a real lace pattern and used a chart. It is amazing how a single strand of yarn can produce an beautifully detailed lace design feature. It amazes me the talent of designers and also it reminds me of the Master Designer. Knitting makes think deep thoughts - kind of the same way when I get lost playing the piano. I think that's why I like it so much. It's a quiet and personal time of reflecting. I need that in my rat race of a life.
This pattern is Margrathea by Martina Behm. I loved the pattern. I am using Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light in the Winter Wheat colorway using my Addi Turbos US #4. I will probably change to Knit Picks interchangeables in the same size when I get a chance to purchase them - really like sharper points when knitting lace.
I discovered a mistake in my knitting about 2 inches down from where I currently am working. It’s not completely obvious unless you are really looking at it and after thinking about it for a minute, I have decided to keep it there. Even though I am normally a perfectionist, considering this is my first chart/lace project, and also keeping in mind how the Amish always leave or incorporate one mistake in their quilts “because only God is perfect”, I will leave it there. I’m okay with that. Knitting is a wonderful time to think deep thoughts and with this one mistake, I will remind myself that life is full of hurdles; we can make mistakes in life and still have something unique and beautiful in the end.


Boneyard Shawl

I wanted to take a knitting project for the San Francisco choir tour, so I selected a pattern that would be very easy to do in case of interruptions (with 60 students, this was a given). This pattern was great - very easy. My favorite was the yarn: Madelinetosh Pashmina in the Cove colorway. YUMMY! It feels good to have needles in my hands once again. It blocked beautifully. I made a few revisions by adding eyelet around the edge. You can find my notes on Ravelry with my user name: homejewel.


San Fran!

Pearly and I spent 4 days touring San Francisco area with her choir. I am their accompanist and "choir mom". We had a great time. They sang at Southern Oregon University, Chico High School, Pier 39 in San Francisco, and also at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom in Vallejo, CA. I especially enjoyed the Alcatraz tour. What a fun time with my daughter and 59 other students (and 10 chaperones).


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