Let us put by some hour of every day for holy things...

I will not doubt, though all my ships at sea
Come drifting home with broken masts and sails.
I will believe the Hand which never fails,
From seeming evil, worketh good for me.
And though I weep because those sails are tattered,
Still will I cry, while my best hopes lie shattered:
I trust in Thee.
--Ann Kimmel

Although the fig tree shall not blossom, neither shall fruit be in the vines, the labor of the olive shall fail and the fields shall yield no meat, the flock shall be cut off from the fold and there shall be no herd in the stalls, yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will joy in the God of my salvation. Habakkuk 3:17-18

Friday, January 25, 2013

Quick & Satisfying Project

Another cold, gray weekend is looming. What better time to launch on an easy, fast-to-make, practical knitting project? Something you'll actually use?

No, I'm not talking about a dopey knitted cozy for a bar of soap or an apple. Something to wear! 

I don't know if you've seen all the cute little knitted "ascot" scarves on Etsy recently, but I've been longing to have a few of these in different colors. I finally found a free pattern for making my own, and here's the result:

It was a fun, easy project and now I'll have a bright, practical scarf for these cold days. Nothing massive and unwieldly to wind about my neck so I have to worry about strangling, Isadora Duncan-style, with my flowing scarf caught in the spokes of a wheel. And so handy for disguising middle-aged droopy turkey neck, as well! I think I'll make another one in blue.

If you're looking for a quick weekend knitting project, beginner level, this might well be your pattern. You can find it here:


Don't you love free patterns?!



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