A New Pattern

I got to thinking about the potholder patterns that I’ve been using and out of the blue I got an idea for another knitted version. I don’t have a long enough circular needle in the size I want to do the Magic Loop cast-on, so I’m using a provisional cast-on and doing garter stitch in the round.

I like the texture, and the thickness. The crocheted potholders are nice and thick, and hard on my hands. I’m hoping that a garter stitch potholder will give me the thickness I like without making my hands ache. So far, so good.

After I’ve knitted about three inches I can go back and take out the provisional cast-on and close the opening. In order for the stitches to line up I’ll have to purl half of a round for grafting, and do the same thing to finish it off on the other side later.

It’s been a gorgeous day and we’ve had the house open. Brad met friends for lunch and ran errands on his way home, and brought me lunch from C.J.’s.

I finished reading Vince Flynn’s American Assassin and started the second book in the series, Kill Shot. One of the things I like about my Kobo reader is that when I finish reading a book I can go to my Rakuten website and archive it so I don’t have everything on my Kobo, but I can download any of the books again to re-read them. I’m also a third of the way through two more books, the book about Texas by Lt. Col. West, and Protecting the President by Dan Bongino. I ordered a hard back copy of Dan’s book for Brad so he can enjoy it, too. It arrived in the mail today.

Brad is headed to bed since he will be getting up early in the morning. I’ll wait til he is settled and then I’ll head for the shower and settle into bed with my Kobo and my knitting. I’m getting a lot of knitting and reading done lately…as long as I keep it simple with my knitting I have no problems reading at the same time. I’m watching a Midsomer Murder episode on Pluto TV and when it goes off I’ll get my shower.

Have a blessed Saturday night, ya’ll.

Published by thenerdyyarnlady

I am a Native Texan, Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Great-Grandmother, Catholic Convert residing in rural North East Texas since 1975 when I married my husband and this small town girl became a country girl. I was taught to knit at the age of ten and discovered the writings of Elizabeth Zimmerman shortly after I married. I learned to ‘unvent’ things as I went along, to create my own patterns and generally have a blast with yarn and needles. In the mid 1980’s I explored the idea of spinning my own yarn and eventually got interested in weaving on a floor loom. I have three spinning wheels and a 24″ four-shaft Herald floor loom that I purchased from a friend in the 1990’s. I also enjoy sewing, tatting and making rosaries. I have a work room that contains my fiber, yarn, floor loom, sewing machines, serger and rosary making supplies. I have a spinning corner in a bedroom next to my work room, both with north windows looking toward the creek.

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