Monday, January 22, 2018

Winter was her favorite







Winter was her favorite time of the year. She asked the Lord for snow on her birthday. Almost every year the Lord so provided.

(Proverbs 31:21)  She is not afraid of the snow for her household: for all her household are clothed with scarlet.


 (Proverbs 31:22)  She maketh herself coverings of tapestry; her clothing is silk and purple.

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Proverbs 18:22 --- findeth a good thing ---





Proverbs 31:10-31  Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies.  (11)  The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her, so that he shall have no need of spoil.  (12)  She will do him good and not evil all the days of her life.  (13)  She seeketh wool, and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands.  (14)  She is like the merchants' ships; she bringeth her food from afar.  (15)  She riseth also while it is yet night, and giveth meat to her household, and a portion to her maidens.  (16)  She considereth a field, and buyeth it: with the fruit of her hands she planteth a vineyard.  (17)  She girdeth her loins with strength, and strengtheneth her arms.  (18)  She perceiveth that her merchandise is good: her candle goeth not out by night.  (19)  She layeth her hands to the spindle, and her hands hold the distaff.  (20)  She stretcheth out her hand to the poor; yea, she reacheth forth her hands to the needy.  (21)  She is not afraid of the snow for her household: for all her household are clothed with scarlet.  (22)  She maketh herself coverings of tapestry; her clothing is silk and purple.  (23)  Her husband is known in the gates, when he sitteth among the elders of the land.  (24)  She maketh fine linen, and selleth it; and delivereth girdles unto the merchant.  (25)  Strength and honour are her clothing; and she shall rejoice in time to come.  (26)  She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness.  (27)  She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness.  (28)  Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her.  (29)  Many daughters have done virtuously, but thou excellest them all.  (30)  Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the LORD, she shall be praised.  (31)  Give her of the fruit of her hands; and let her own works praise her in the gates.

Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. (John 14:6)
In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. (John 14:2)
And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:
(Hebrews 9:27)

2 Timothy 1:12  For the which cause I also suffer these things: nevertheless I am not ashamed: for I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him against that day.

1 John 4:16  And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him.

1 John 5:13  These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.

Malachi 3:16 KJV  Then they that feared the LORD spake often one to another: and the LORD hearkened, and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before him for them that feared the LORD, and that thought upon his name.


This is a tribute to my wife who went to be with our Lord in August 2017.
I, her husband, will try to maintain this blog to show her hand work.

Monday, June 20, 2016

Navigating Ravelry

Now I have a Ravelry place, but it is, sort of difficult to navigate.  I have not been able to figure how to put a 'live link' to my page from here.  I got the logo on the right margin but it is not 'live'...sigh...

Also I just figured that I should have a picture to 'identify' me, so I placed this one.

 
I like how the rug looks with the colors of the yarn and basket.
 
 
So, then with lots of point-and-click I will eventually get it.
 
Ok, go look at my Ravelry page, or leave me a comment. 
 
See you soon.
 
I'll leave you with this,
 
"For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened."    Matthew 7:8
In His hands,  ^__^  



Thursday, January 28, 2016

Stitich marker comparison and yarny stuff

Today I'd rather be blogging.
But, of course, the laundry, the baking, the dinner, the phone calls--some of them are 'junk call'--the rest I like.
The sun is shining, and it's about 60F...so depressing...
Where are the piles of snow?  Where are the snow plows?  Where are the shawls, and the afghans...huh? instead I have to put up with this San Francisco-like weather...yikes! (are you serious?) However, and since I miss the fog horns from the bay, 'I've bookmarked me' some diverse recordings of San Francisco fog horns and I play them now and then.  It is very calming to me.

...I do LOVE winter with all the overcast skies, the piles of snow, the wind whistling by the partly opened window.  All of which inspired me to write--a few years ago--

"When winter doodles feathers on the windowpane,
and fire crackles in the hearth:
spare us, Lord, this year again, a winter flight" (c) PeasantHouse

So far this winter (?) I've seen only one window with 'winter feathers' on it, and only until 1pm that day.

 There is something nice about sipping tea or hot chocolate, baking bread or applesauce brownies, or pizza for dinner.  But no.  Instead we'll have a blog post.  Fried chicken with rice, garlic bread, and salad.  It's smelling nice...and one more load of laundry and I'm done...for a couple of days. 

Blah, blah, blah, blah...

I did lots of knitting again.  But I will have to go get pictures of 5c's scarf and wrist warmers cos I was so in-a-hurry to deliver them that I neglected to photograph them...later...

Instead, here is some other knitting.

This is my cardigan which I've designed, still need to sew it together.  I think it will be what I meant it to be. 

Washing Sir Peasant's older sweater again.  One can be glad that well made sweaters will last for a very long time.  The very nice wool is much resistant to pills. 

A bucket of water and Woolite removes lots of dirty dirt, and now the sweater is brilliant again.


Comparing stitch markers:  I mean the mass produced kind.

These coilless markers have intrigued me for a while.  I wanted to see them in person, but local shops do not carry them.  There are plenty of suppliers on line.  I chose PlumpyPanda.  They had tons of them.  My purchase was 100 pins (1 inch long--but actually 7/8 of an inch) for $5 and free shipping.  The more one buys, the cheaper per pin.  They work great, as markers with a huge caveat!  The tips are very sharp, which split the yarn, scratch the finish of the needles, and poke your fingers.  Also, since they are a gunmetal color they sort-of disappear on dark yarn, and are difficult to find. 
What to do?  Now that I have 100 of them--actually 115 in the package, thank you plumpypanda! 
So...I have people, so I gave some to each, and kept about 20 of them.  Still...how to make them better?  It came to me: tie a bit of brilliant yarn to each of them, so now they are very visible.





I still was not so pleased because of the pokiness of them...get some Susan Bates markers, the idea floated by, they are less expensive than the Clover brand, so there you go...but...not so much. 
They broke! actually I broke 3 in a row, just closing it on a stitch...sigh...the rest lasted two or three uses.  These are the only ones I have not used.  5 remain out of 24, they are called Stitch Pins.  But, whatever, I expected more uses, lots more...
The white one that's different (below) is one of those that hold shank buttons on a card.



Enter: the much more reliable, workhorse, durable-several years of my first package--albeit, more expensive, but worth it: Clover brand.  Yay!  I went to JoAnn's with my 60% percent off for one package and 40% off the other package, triumphant purchase! Double Yay!
Sir Peasant found a little plastic box for me, from his box collection (he does not like the word stash)
and there ye'go.  All's right with the knitting world of PeasantHouse.


Now, to real life.  The chicken is done, and the rest is about to be. 

So, then...

I'll leave you with this:

 "Whoso offereth praise glorifieth me: and to him that ordereth his conversation aright will I shrew the salvation of God." Psalm 50:23

In His hands,   ^__^


Tuesday, December 29, 2015

knitting and knitting

Hello Girlies;
I must be in knitting mode, I've made several of those Sashay scarves.  Here they are completed
for some of the girls.  Two of the violet/orchid/lavender

 
One sparkly gold, and a red one...forgot to take picture...sorry, it is very sparkly and a deep red.
 
 
This is the crew neck gansey for #4.  It is Paton's Moss color, Classic Wool, worsted weight

 
This picture shows the color, almost true.

 
In this picture, taken with the flash, the color is washed out.

 
I really like the sleeve seam which shows off the increase.

 
I used the super stretchy bind off by Tillybuddy (Stretchy swing needle bind off)  it stretches to approximately 95% of the neck band and bounces back. Awesome! Check out her video!

 
Then, I knitted this camo hat/cap with Paton's Classic Wool, worsted, but it did the 'camo' thing only in the ribbing, when I got to the cap part it began to stripe, which I did not like.


 
So I took it apart and reknitted it a couple of times, trying different stitches, it striped regardless of the stitch.


Then I knitted a couple of these.  The yarn is Cascade Alpaca and Cotton.  It is very, very soft, but horrible to knit!  It has no stretch, no give...but the recipients, loved them

 
That's all today, back to knitting...mwahaha...
 
I am working on granny squares for a blanket.  I'm using Cascade fingering, and I soooo looove that wool, it is very silky, I could just switch to Cascade fingering for the rest of all time, but I have like 40 lbs. of wool to process.  I washed and dyed a little bit of it to see how it works, oh, so lovely...
 
 
Carding it was so nice, sorry for repeating myself, but wool is awesome.

 
my Ashford Elizabeth was so happy--I could tell.
 
I shall show you more at it happens, today is great for all this wool work, we got about 3" of snow and it will be in the 20sF for a while, I think that winter is here, YAY!
 
 
I'll leave you with this,  
"And ye my flock, the flock of my pasture, are men, and I am your God, saith the Lord GOD." Ezekiel 34:31 
In His hands,  ^__^