Yes. Knitting away again. Did you know that knitting has the same effect as yoga on the body/mind as far as health benefits. It increases serotonin, the happy hormones in our brain. It decrease cortisol, which is a great benefit to the body's aging process.
It calms anxiety and increases the strength of our immune systems.
When I read that, I was convinced to finish this:
I'm trying to finish this scarf and then onto cross stitching. I promised a close friend I would make her a scarf and she wanted pinks or greens. She hasn't seen this. I know she will love it. I hope to get this done by Valentines for her.
I made a mistake shortly after combining the second skein of which I couldn't figure out, so I carried it to a local town yarn shop and the sweet lady frogged out 4-5 rows and got it straightened out.
I was SO thankful for that.
I hope to make some dishcloths with cotton as well, in fact while in her store I got this:
I only got one ball of cotton she had. She didn't carry Peaches and Cream so this one was pricey but I was just thankful she helped me out to finish the scarf.
No more sponges.
This is Italian cotton.
I use alot of blue, dark reds, golds and black in my kitchen so this will be nice.
I am looking at some utube tutorials for patterns.
I just want a functional cloth.
I've used handmade ones before and they are GREAT to clean with and very durable.
She said that one of these will make 2-3 dishcloths.
Back to Saturday chores and maybe some stitching time!
Hope you are having an AWESOME Saturday! Today in North GA it's cold but bright and sunny. The wood stove is drawing me near right now along with some English Breakfast hot tea.
Mr. Darcy has split a second rack of seasoned wood and neatly put on the porch, ready to add to the stove.
Abbie is curled in a quilt for her morning nap and in a one day flat completely tore off both ears of her new Valentine toy. :0
Chili in the slow cooker for dinner tonight with some homemade cornbread in the griddle.
With peace and love,