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

Think on th' eternal home,
The Saviour left for you;
Think on the Lord most holy, come
To dwell with hearts untrue:
So shall ye tread untired His pastoral ways,
And in the darkness sing your carol of high praise.

--from Keble's The Christian Year, Thoughts in Verse

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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