I put a hang-tag with the blessing from Numbers 6:24-26 on everything, no matter who it is going to.
"The Lord bless you and keep you. The Lord make his face shine upon you and be gracious unto you. The Lord lift up his countenance upon and give you peace."
I've loved that since we used it as the benediction for our Methodist Youth Fellowship meetings back in the 1950's.
I write the fiber content on the back of the card, and staple a tag giving care instructions to it. I don't sew the care tags in because of neuropathy in my fingers.
Years ago I made these for my daughter. The outer layer, away from the skin, was fleece because it does NOT absorb. Used 100% percent cotton for the side against the skin. I quilt so had lots of cotton. I picked patterns and colors that would not show the stain as much. Some I made thicker. She has been very happy with them.
You reminded me of the pajamas Mother made for me when I was a teenager - always a cotton print with a red background. We did use disposable pads, though, with a special elastic 'belt'.
I'm 77, by the way.
I love it!!
And I love the way you have taken a basic sweater pattern and made so many different sweaters.
As I read KP, I'm working on one with scrubby in the mid-section.
Have you looked for weavers in your area? They might be interested in the coned yarn.
You are working first on one half of the front stitches, up over the shoulder and grafting it to half of the back stitches. Then you do the same with the other half of the front stitches.
The ladders usually disappear with wearing and washing.
Are you using a locking stitch marker -one of the little plastic ones that works like a safety pin? Put it right ON the center stitch, not beside it.
Thanks. But I want to be able to move the cursor with my foot, too. I need both hands free for knitting.
I need a foot-powered computer mouse so I can get more knitting done as I read KP.
[quote=KnitterNatalie]My teacher-daughter sent me the following links about knitting and math, and I thought that you knitters might be interested in them as well. My daughter teaches reading & composition in middle school; she hates math because in 5th grade she was told by her teacher that she was incapable of doing math...I was volunteering in her school and heard this comment. My Katie has hated math ever since, but is actually quite good at everyday, practical math, & graduated from her university with honors and a double major!! (Now I'll probably NEVER get her to knit or crochet!)
Why do teachers say things like that to kids?!? They should know better!!!
One of my HS classmates was told by the principal and his wife, the math teacher, that she might as well drop out because she wasn't smart enough. She dropped out after 11th grade and got married. Years later, she got her GED, went to college and got both a BA and a Master's and taught special ed for years.
When I was a little girl, back in the 1940s, I liked to use turquoise and fuchsia (I think that's what it was) together when I was coloring. My older sister and others told me they didn't go together. Many years later (1970s? or 1980s?) that became a popular color combination. I felt vindicated!
Yes, mix colors courageously!
Holly Troxell wrote:
I still don’t know what to do with the other seven. Three on each side would just be 3 knits and the middle I’d shawl just knitted, rather that in pattern??
Three on each side equals 6, plus one in the middle equals 7.
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