Monday, April 6, 2015

Stitch Knit Read Sniff

Stitching.   Squares, knitted by the ladies in our charity knitting group, for cot blankets. Still need to crochet around the edges...

Knitting.   Rib beanies (also for charity).  Using 2 strands of 8 ply wool and 7mm needles.  I really enjoy making these as they knit up so quickly...
Here's the pattern...
Using 2 strand of 8ply yarn together.
With 7mm needles, cast on 70 stitches.
Work in k2, p2 rib for 20 cms.
Shape Crown:
Row 1: K2, *P2tog, K2, repeat from * to end (53 sts)
Row 2: P2, *K1, P2, repeat from * to end
Row 3: K2, *P1, K2, repeat from * to end
Row 4: As Row 2
Row 5: K2tog, *P1, K2 tog. repeat from * to end (35 sts)
Row 6: P1, K1, to end
Row 7: K1, P1, to end
Row 8: As Row 6
Row 9: K1, *K2 tog, repeat from * to end (18 sts)
Row 10: P2tog, repeat to end (9 sts)
Cut off yarn leaving a long tail. Run tail through remaining sts, draw up tightly and secure. Sew up seam.

Reading.  Two books from the library.  French Dirt (my bed time read) and Le Road Trip (my day time 'dip into')...

On the bookshelf...  some of my recent acquisitions...

Sniffing.  My herbs...which I love, and quite often bring into the house. This is a selection of mint, sage, lemon balm and catmint and oregano flowers...
love those little purple flowers :))
Linking this post to Ginny's blog for Yarn Along!
Note to self: " Stop over analysing, life is simple!"
(taken from The Holstee Manifesto)


  1. Lynda, following on from your post in 2012, do you know what the state of the Mennonites in Australia is now?

    1. Hi Ted - don't have a lot to do with the Mennonites now although I do keep in touch with some of the Deloraine folk. Can't say what is going on in the rest of Australia, but as for the Deloraine group, although they have some Australian families fellowshipping with them, as far as I am aware none have actually joined the church. All the members here are families who have come out from Canada to start up the community here. I think they will have difficulty getting Australian families to join due to their very strict church rules/guidelines which are very restrictive to most Australian Christians.
      If you want more info or contact details for other Anabaptist groups in Australia, feel free to email me.

  2. Thanks for the beanie pattern Lynda! If you've been to visit my blog you'll have seen Easter has been busy!!

    1. Hi Sharm - looks like you are keeping busy too :)) xx