Life Throws a Curve Ball

Life threw a little curve ball a few weeks ago when my father had a heart attack, despite scoring relatively low on the risk factors. I am grateful to report, though, that his healthy eating and exercise habits before the heart attack are aiding in his recovery now.

Since I needed a small, portable project at the hospital, I turned to knitting and started this scarf, a project that could easily and quickly be tucked into my purse if doctors came by, etc.  I am loving how the basketweave pattern looks with this yarn, Ty-Dy Wool by Knit One Crochet Too, a soft 100% wool yarn.  The look reminds me a of classic wool cardigan, the kind you might wear on a fall hike when the temperatures edge towards the lower end of the thermometer.  I used size 8 needles and cast on 30 stitches.  The scarf will definitely need to be blocked when it is finished.

The pattern can be found at purlbee, a wonderful place to go for inspiration, ideas, and patterns.  This is one site I routinely visit, intending to look for “just a few minutes” and before I know it, a half hour has passed.

With life a bit more calm now, I will take the cover off my sewing machine and get back to test driving those books I mentioned in my last post.

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