Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Twisted Tuesday and Love at the Homestead

Learning something new that is simple. 100% Cotton. Dishcloth~~knitted.

With the top of my right hand still really sore and wrapped, I still am going with the needles until I can't stand it anymore. :P

A friend I had not seen in sooooooooo long told me about this cotton color because she told me all about her crocheting dishcloths and used this.

I started this yesterday and worked on it some today.

It's pretty TWISTED!

Cottage is the name. I LOVE it!

The colors exactly I use in my kitchen and family room.

Why do I keep showing you my work in a plate?????  The lighting is just best really.

It's quite a tightly woven  piece. I cast on 40 stitches and garter stitch all the way. I want to make this a little larger than what most dishcloth patterns call for so probably one skein will make 2.

Size definitely matters.

In needles.......

I started using size 6 as recommended by someone at a quilt store but, I used a 5 instead and it was MUCH easier to slide the cotton over the wood needle + this is the size called for on the package. I think this is Peaches and Cream cotton. (I don't have the label any longer)

Speaking of sweet Peaches and Cream.......this Peach actually fell asleep on the sofa~~~~~~~with her foot in her mouth and arms up. She was nawing on her feet and fell asleep.

The warmth and hum of the wood stove will put one in a trance at times it's so relaxing.

Speaking of relaxing, this is what relaxes me:

my dearest husband
love for family and friends
cross stitching
hot, Cinnabons, fresh from the store........................
a warm fire in the wood stove
my Kindle loaded with good books

My sweet husband brought me a Cinnabon for breakfast for yesterday morning. 
We couldn't be happier together and celebrate everyday, a Valentine's day!

Two more days.....for the official celebration of love and for us, that is a deep, Christ-centered love that is the solid foundation. 

Wives, be subject to your husbands as you are to the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife just as Christ is the head of the church, the body of which he is the Saviour. Just as the church is subject to Christ, so also wives ought to be, in everything, to their husbands.

Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her, in order to make her holy by cleansing her with the washing of water by the word, so as to present the church to himself in splendour, without a spot or wrinkle or anything of the kind - yes, so that she may be holy and without blemish. In the same way, husbands should love their wives as they do their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself. For no one ever hates his own body, but he nourishes and tenderly cares for it, just as Christ does for the church, because we are members of his body. 'For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two will become one flesh.' This is a great mystery, and I am applying it to Christ and the church. Each of you, however, should love his wife as himself, and a wife should respect her husband.

Ephesians 5


  1. I love the dishcloth. The colors are beautiful!

  2. The ring making a heart photo is beautiful. I love Miss Abbie's sleep pose photo too. I'm glad that you & Mr. Darcy are so happy.

  3. Your new knitting is so pretty. And I love the pic of the ring in the sheet music. So glad you are blessed with Christ-centered love! It's the best, isn't it? :)

  4. Hope you hand is healing well. The colours for you dish cloth are very pretty. Miss Abbi sure looks relaxed.

  5. Love the dishcloth colors and little Abbey is a hoot isn't she? Dogs are so funny. You have a wonderful Valentine's Day full of love Jennifer and Gary.

    LindaLee from
    CrossN' My Stitches

  6. Its nice to hear about happy Christ centered marriages. I have one of those too:-) I see so many unhappy ones wherever I go it makes me really appreciate mine:-) your knitting is nice. My sister crocheted me a phone holder with the same yarn over Christmas:-)

  7. I am so happy to see you happy! Like you, I find there are not enough hours in the day to stitch, knit and read. I am cleaning in my craft room and have some things knitting related I would like to send you but I have lost your address. Could you send it to me? Thanks so much -

    Sandy in Nj


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