Back and forth, many, many rows for a child's size 6-8. Not boring at all. Just peaceful. A nice counterpart to the documentary on the Lockerbie air disaster I'm watching...
As most of you know from following Praying with my Feet for several years, I have been praying for little Noah Estes who has mitochondrial disease. He just turned eight, which was a miracle. Unfortunately, the news I have been dreading for some time has finally hit: he is almost out of central access locations … Continue reading Please pray for Noah and his family
In addition to a major calorie restriction, I've been walking/jogging 2 miles almost every morning for the past month. This morning, however, because it was cloudy I decided to add 20 pounds of weight and just walk instead. Adding strength training to cardio, as it were.I've lost 7 pounds so far! It has been quite … Continue reading A change of pace
I'm so happy it's done! Not to say I didn't enjoy working on it, but it's always nice to see a finished project.Ravelry linkThanks to Father for taking the photos.
I finished weaving the ends in today. There were a LOT of ends.I had read an article on steam-blocking knitted items that contained acrylic, so I decided that was the way to go. Plus, the only place I have for blocking is my bed and, while I don't mind using it during the day, I … Continue reading Blocking the Shawl
Today is the feast of the beheading of St. John the Forerunner. St. John was beheaded for numerous reasons, not the least of which was speaking out against wrongdoing. And not just any wrongdoing, but the wrongdoing of a king.kontakion:The glorious beheading of the Forerunner, became an act of divine dispensation, for he preached to those in hell … Continue reading Beheading of St. John the Forerunner
I tried a new bread recipe this afternoon. Nothing fancy, just one that included milk and egg. It might have turned out slightly better had someone (not naming names here because I don't know who) turned the timer on the oven off without telling me. Not really sure how long it cooked. It's good and … Continue reading Beef Stew and Crusty Bread
I've had fun the last couple weeks working on a shawl in a fan pattern. It's my first attempt at anything resembling lace (although I admit it doesn't look much like lace in the photos below). After it's blocked the lace should show a little better. (Ravelry link)Speaking of which, I'm nervous about blocking it. … Continue reading Yarn Along: In God’s Hands
Just the thing after body-painting with peaches and oatmeal.
I took Miss Moppet out on the porch steps this evening to watch the sun set. Well, I watched the sky, she watched the cars passing. I tried to point out the cat on the porch opposite us but she didn't see it.Such cute little dimpled legs and hands. (hers, not mine) My sister returned some … Continue reading Evening