Wednesday, August 10, 2005
Creating something positive in a world full of negativity. The one thing I get out of my knitting the Peace Blanket is the serenity of the moment and the joy of completing another piece. After struggling with designing the border to the way I want it for at least 3 weeks, I finally finished one of the side border panels. The biggest pain was trying to find a pattern with just a leaf. Not branches, not panels of leaves, just one leaf. I finally found one and did up a chart, adding a cable and garter stitch borders. If you think it's pretty now, wait until I block it! The nose in the upper right hand corner belongs to the Queen Bee of the house, Miss Maisie, 10 years old and 12 pounds of attitude. Then there are her housemates: Mister Buster, two years old and always plotting...... And Sammy, aka Sammola-mola-rocketola, who will say nothing about her housemates, for when you're at the bottom of the totem pole you don't push your luck, even if you are nine.