Stumbled onto a picture of this stitch and liked the look of it, the texture. It's called Broken Garter Stitch. You use mutliples of 6 + 1. I cast on 55 stitches. The yarn is Ultra Alpaca (light) Berroco, each skein is 146 yards, and suggested needle size is 5 and that's what I'm, using. The yarn is super soft, 50% Super Fine Alpaca and 50% Peruvian Wool. I LOVE the color and feel of this yarn. It's sorta tweedy, but basically solid in color which I think makes this simple texture show up so nicely. This is the right side, you can see the raised stitch creating a stripe, AND
This is the wrong side where you see the stripe is recessed./dented. Two non knitting friends said they like the wrong side the best. What say you? I'm making a shawl/stole, so in actuality both sides will be visible which will be fine in my book.
If you're as old as dirt, like me.......you'll well remember this cartoon show. But, what you might not remember is how spot on it is. Seriously, this showed aired in September of 1962 to July of 1963, and the characters referred to living in the 21st century. Promotional materials for the show indicated it took place in 2062. Food for thought.
Finished the purple scarf. It needs to be soaked and dried and will be ready to gift to a care giver at my Dad's Assisted Living Center. I spoke about her in the previous post. Didn't keep the yarn label, so can't tell you what the yarn is. I've used this before and made myself a pink and green shawl, and a 2nd time made my friend a grey, black and white shawl with it, but don't remember the name of the yarn. ARgh.
Recently finished listening to this audio book, and really really enjoyed it. Highly recommend it. A good friend of mine is listening to it now and is also enjoying it.
Just finished this book day before yesterday. WOW! It's fascinating. Written by a life long Republican who admits he was part of the problem. He worked for many Republican Campaigns through the years. It's nice to hear that he's come to his senses, I just fear not enough people have.
There have been many books written about this amazing lady, but this is the one I'm currently listening to. Thus far (just started it yesterday), it spends a good amount oftime on her earlier life. I knew her early life wasn't easy, but had no idea how dysfunctional it was. Add it to your list, I think you'll enjoy it.