Monday, June 25, 2007
Angie and I went "Garage Saling" this past Saturday. The sides of our dirt roads are loaded with blooming milkweed. One of the plants was particularly beautiful. So here's a picture. At the garage sales, I found a couple of old cook books and an embroidery catalogue from Brainerd & Armstrong Company, New London, Connecticut dated 1911. It is basically a catalogue listing all their embroidery items for sale with some pages of instructions on various embroidery techniques. It also has some beautiful color plates. I also found a solid rocking chair for $20. Thanks, Angie, for lugging it into the car and out of it. I don't go to garage sales very often, but it was a wonderful sunny day with temperatures in the low 70s, so we had lots of fun.
On the subject of knitting, I had some yarn left over from the socks I knit recently; so the rest of it was turned into two sets of wrist warmers. One of the sets (top photo) is my "own" design, purl 2, knit 4 and then making a right leaning cable from the K4 with 3 rows in between. The bottom photo was adapted from Piecework, March/April 2006 issue. The basic pattern is: Row 1 - *P1. sl 1. k1, psso, k3, yo, k1, yo, k3, k2tog* repeat from *to end. Row 2 - *P1, k11; rep from *to end. The article is by Nancy Bush. Her cuffs are made in marvelous color combinations. Piecework is an Interweave publication and is well worth the price.