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My WIP this week is a cute hat, knitted top-down, from a free Ravelry pattern – https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/isabella-hat

This pattern is a bit different because it is made from the top down. Beginning a hat like this can be a bit fiddly but this one goes together very well.

I finished the project from last week, a shawl called “When in Scotland” – https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/when-in-scotland

I had my younger daughter model and think it turned out pretty well.  The true colors are brighter as shown in the first picture.  I added a simple crocheted edging to lengthen it a bit. I wanted to make the shawl about 5 inches longer but ran out of needle space. I’m getting a new 60” long circular needle for my birthday at the end of the month and the next shawl will be the length I want.

This is a nice, easy pattern and makes a very sturdy and warm shawl.

Also finished a scarf and two pair of mittens.


Over the past weekend, I celebrated my 85th birthday.  One of my gifts was a shawl from my younger daughter.  She used a pattern for a Feather and Fan Comfort Shawl by Sarah Bradberry, found on ravelry.com

Her yarn was a Caron Big Cake in the Toffee Brickle color.  As a special treat, she bought a key ring from the Red Cloud Indian School Heritage Center, made by one of the students, and converted it into a shawl pin.

The pin is particularly dear to me because my daughter and I regularly knit for the children of Pine Ridge in South Dakota.

https://www.ravelry.com/groups/for-the-children-of-pine-ridge

I’m very happy to have this beautiful addition to the collection of shawls my daughter has made for me.  It’s so nice and warm!


This is a great, easy pattern for 5 basic shawl shapes: Square, Circular, Triangular, Semi-Circular, and Heart-Shaped.  http://www.laylock.org/?s=5+basic+shawl+shapes

Each style begins with casting on three stitches and is worked to a full-sized shawl or stopped at any point for a smaller scarf, which I did. The pattern calls for garter stitch but can be made in any stitch or pattern you choose (be sure to knit 5 stitches on each end of each row to keep edges from curling). The size will depend on what yarn/needles are chosen.

I made a child’s size triangular scarf out of scraps of baby yarn (above) and an adult sized scarf with a vintage button added.

Note that the scarves are worked top-down and the beginning three stitches will form a part of the top of the scarf.

This is a fun project and a good way to use up small amounts of yarn.

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On Friday, I pause and remember a single, wordless moment from the past week – inspired by The Warden’s Log.

A hand-knitted Mother’s Day shawl from my youngest daughter

and a scottie pin to hold it together