Cutting trees, drying lines, 10-stitch blanket – it’s all new to me!
Our first new job of “gardening” ( lol) was to cut off branches and clean the gutters (for our home insurance). This is nothing compared to what we saw down the street. A scary-hard-hatters tree cutter’s team cutting down giant pines, but it helps our son-in-law did major part of ours.
On my walk to the mailbox (yes, city kids, I walk to the end of the street to get my mail!) I saw this gate, with a sign “Posted,” and a warning not to trespass. My guess is that Teresa from Run-a-roundranch knows what that means? Any Takers? It does not have a “For Sale” sign, or the Sign of a Real Estate agent.
Had a gas stove and dryer. My experiment is to see whether I can do it without these two appliances, since at my new house in the mountains everything is electric. (My daughter thinks electric cooking is the pits and bought a gas stove as soon as she could).
Cropped and modified for Mandarin Orange and Orange TGIF
These foldable drying lines above come from Australia – those round holes on each side are for hangers. Hubby told me that his mom dried clothes outside even when it snowed! Don’t know if I would like to rough it to that degree!
“Did the clothes ever get dry,” I asked doubtfully. According to him, they eventually did.
Doubting Frowning, “Hope that ant guard will do the job … I don’t think hummingbirds like ants in their food …”
(now if I could only get my reflections like James from Weekend Reflection, sigh)
Is it gonna be anything?
Well… you start wuth 10 stitches … and end the blanket with 10 stitches
and how do you get around the corner?
glad you asked! If you’re tinerested PurlBee.com shows wrapping stitches the best.
For the 10 stitch blanket go to Verypink.com or YouTube.
I you’re not into Knitting, skip this part and pick up with the Sky pic, but this is my Fall project!
Am knitting with a double thread
After knitting 18 straight rows of Right Side- knit, Wrong Side -knit (makes one wave or rib), so 9 waves,
you have come to the first half of the mitered corner
On the Right Side wrap * around the 10 stitch, next RS: wrap around the 9th stitch till you have 2 stitches left.
*to wrap a stitch: bring yarn forward, and wrap it around the next stitch, and bring yarn to the back – and turn your work.
After you turned to Wrong Side of your work, bring your yarn to the back and continue knitting till the end.
This is where I got stuck.
Leave the wrapped stitch alone and turn your work (do not knit the 10th stitch) and knit the rest of the stitches. Next (Right Side), wrap the 9th stitch, and turn work (now 2 stitches are not knitted), etc.
After you have wrapped 8 stitches the fist half of the mitered corner is done.
the second half of the mitered corner:
Remember you had 2 stitches left. On next RS wrap the 3rd stitch. Continue till you have 10 stitches wrapped. Voila! The beginning of the blanket is the hardest. When you’re through your first mitered corners you have it made:)
Do I have enough Zeal to finish?- when this blanket is done, I’m probably “pinked out”!
Click on the pic to enlarge!
So much to do – I should not forget to look at the sky!
… or to smell the flowers!
Have you started your Christmas prep yet?
BY THE WAY. wow, amazed that most of the 42 comments on my last post, referred to the pumpkin seeds! In recent years I’ve discovered that so many herbs and plants have healing properties. We would be dumb not to make use of it!
Just a Reminder: comment section is right below the Title of this Post:)
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