Hello! How has life been treating you this week? I hope all is very well!
As I neared the end of a baby bonnet, I realized a Picot Edge was required. I thought, ew! Not that I thought it would be difficult, (or maybe I did just a little.) I remember trying the picot edge with crochet once, and well that was enough to steer me away I guess. None the less, this little bonnet seemed to need one, so I pressed on. It turns out "picot edge" is a very general term, and there are numerous types and ways to accomplish the look. The edge on this bonnet turned out to be very easy after all, and I thought in case you haven't tried it, you may want to take a little closer look at a basic picot edge! The bonnet pattern is the same as my last post and can be found here. The yarn is, hmmm,from my stash;)
The first step for a simple picot edge, is to start on the right side and knit two together, yarn over. Repeat across the row. Then, knit 5 rows of stockinette stitch followed by binding off the edge. Like below.
Next, simply fold the stockinette edge, to the wrong side and whip stitch it into place. The finished picot edge is even and sturdy, with a double thickness. It makes a very nice edge for a bonnet. What could be simpler?
Blocking each little picot bump is not needed, but I went a little crazy with the pins regardless.
Winter is playing hide and seek, and the Pear Tree seems to be falling for the untimely little game.
The weather has me missing winter and wishing for sun at the same time. Trips to the market end with me saying yes! Flowers please!
Bluebirds apparently love holly berries. They have been visiting each morning. Seriously, I wish they would never leave.
A big New Year's resolution hit me this afternoon. It's been in the back of my mind for a while. My New Year's Resolution is to stay off the computer, except to pay bills, to write here, and to spend time only on blogs where I have friends. I haven't had time to really work out the details of this New Year's plan completely, but there will be more. Here's how the plan happened:
I needed to go to the bookstore to purchase three books for Jordan's Literature class that starts tomorrow at his homeschool network. (Nothing like waiting until the last minute, I know.) I didn't think the bookstore would even have them, but it did. Yay! While I was there, I thought about how much I love to read. I mean when I'm in a bookstore, it is pure bliss! And well, that made me think of how much I love to write, and sew, and knit, and visit with you. The Breathe Journal, caught my attention, and when I peaked inside, I saw it was more like a goal setting journal, and I knew I had goals floating around my head, that needed to be set for the new year. So I bought it! I also knew as I mentioned before, in some vague way, that writing was going to be one of those goals. So additional journals were purchased, and for week one of the Breathe Journal, I penciled in "write a rough draft poem". And I did. If I write a poem for each of the four week goals, I'll have 12 poems written by the end of the year. This year, you will find me writing more, knitting, sewing, and visiting here with friends. It all sounds very perfect for another year!
Much love to you all!
P.S. Yes! You should do that! Follow your heart:) xox
Hi, my name is Jeannine. I live in the Midwest, US, in the woods, but not exactly far from town. I am a wife and a mom of four. I spend my time taking care of my family, cooking, knitting, sewing, gardening, and homeschooling my youngest child. I created this space to share my love and gratitude for all of these things here. I'm so happy you stopped by. Jeannine:)