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4/26/2008

Bob-Bob-Bobbling Along

This is pattern square #4 of the Sophisticated Sampler Afghan by Lily Chin which I adapted by doubling the size. Bobbles are fun and easy to make, so this piece moved along rather quickly.

Bobbles happily joined the family, Diagonal and Plaid. They are displaying their sophistication even at this early stage!! I am pleased.

Just for jollies, here's a web site displaying holiday sweaters "for your pain and enjoyment"! Take a peek at http://weloveholidaysweaters.wehatesheep.com/

This craftser page is for those of you who are planning ahead for Christmas without knitting or crocheting, but it does involve yarn. See what you think. http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=211860.0

Here is a web site with direction for using circles to make a square. Wouldn't a whole pile of these make an eye-catching throw or bedspread? http://undisthreadness.blogspot.com/2006/09/16-circles-square.html There's a discussion about it as "16 Circles Square" at http://www.cast-on.com/%20PODCAST%20TOPIC

By the way, am I the last person ever to subscribe to the "Cast On" podcast? No? Well, if you haven't, give it a listen at the web site via your computer (as you sit and knit). Or, do what I do--download it to your iPod to enjoy any time, anywhere.No one will ever know what your listening to!
The level of professionalism from production to presentation is exceptionally well done which makes it a most pleasant listening experience. Give a try. Tell me what you think of it?

The Roosevelts and the Royals: Franklin and Eleanor, the King and Queen of England, and the Friendship that Changed History by Will Swift
I thoroughly enjoyed this detailed account of the powerful impact of the friendship of these four people during pre & post WWII. The gifts that each offered the world left me so inspired. It truly is a moving book with detailed focus on their humanity, rather like the drifting of majestic clouds to reveal the interactions, emotions, the inner being of each person: FDR, Eleanor, King George, and Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother.

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Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see …. Hebrews 11:1

1 comment:

knittedgems.com said...

I love how your wedding afghan is coming along. The bobbles add such texture to it.