Hope is still on the way.
Whichever way the election goes, which every way the last votes fall, hopes have been raised, issues have been discussed, and we must not let them fall by the wayside. We’re in the ditch, and we have to push the car out – no matter who’s driving.
On to Knitting
I finished the Touch Me Wrap last night – threw it in the washer (in a pillowcase) then dried it (in a pillowcase) then fluffed it (out of the pillowcase) and it’s exquisite. The stitch pattern I used gives it a sense of cut velvet – it doesn’t look knit at all! And since there are the same number of knit and purl stitches in any given 2 rows, the fabric has a nice straight direction and drapes beautifully. I worked a double knit slipped stitch edging along the edges of the “scarf” portion of the top, and in the felting these really separated themselves from the other stitches and look like a beautiful applied I-cord edging. (Here’s how to do a dkss edging)
Row 1 (RS): K1, wyif sl1, k1, p2, work to last 5 sts, p2, k1, wyif sk1, k1
Row 2 (WS): wyif sl1, k1, wyif sl1, k2, work to last 5 sts, k2, wyif sl1, k1, wyif sl1
wyif – with yarn in front (toward you)
Praise is nice, but self-contentment with a design is better than anything. Winning an election would be best of all, but losing hope is something we can’t afford to do.