I chose a pattern I was sure I could master, however it had a few twists and turns that set me on my head. First you do the back.
With the aide of Knittinghelp.com on line I learned to do this "horizontal lace" pattern that
was NOT easy! But with verbal helpers and videos on that site I was able to master it after a fashion.
Instead I designed a very different top. I added a small rolled collar and found a pattern for knitted flowers and proceeded to make them in several different sizes for the display below:
Now I am knitting cowls; finished one last night for my daughter in law; and started a second one tonight for my 18 yr old grand daughter. They are great in cool/cold weather for keeping the neck snugly warm. I may make one for myself too!!! Super easy!
I met up with my friend Diane today in Davis. We went by the Pence Art Gallery to see the holiday market. Two of my pieces were missing, so I assume they are sold!
We took in the art show there that was incredible.
I didn't take my camera! Me, with out a camera? It happens.
Then we walked a few blocks to Lilies the cute dress shop where I met the Israeli owner
last week. I got a second sweater like the first one I loved and bought. Do you do that?
Get two of something that you know is so practical that you will wear and wear them for ever?
Now I have a brown one plus the olive green first one!
It was fun connecting with Dina again too.
Then Diane and I stopped in at a cute little tea shop and had lunch and tea!
We had little girls on our right having a birthday party with their dad; and college girls on our left chatting away over their tea and crumpets.
I guess Diane and I were the elder generation in the middle!
We made one more stop at the SPCA thrift store where we both came away with a stack of books.
Both agreeing that we had way too many books already and would never
catch up; but hey they are only a buck...couldn't pass up the good deal.
A fun way to spend a Sunday Afternoon.