Yey, the illusive yarn along button has agreed to join me again this week, so this means I'm linking up with Ginny.
A few days ago I cast on an 'aestlight' shawl, and believe it or not, this is a stash buster! A friend of mine, who knitted for a shop in Paris for many years, recently came to stay and brought me a big bag of stash. In amongst the lone balls was enough yarn to make myself a shawl. We've been invited to a wedding in June so I though that a shawl would be just the order of the day, now all I have to do is to find a dress to put under it!
So far so good, it starts from a point and increases by making a stitch with a yarn over at the beginning of each row, which causes a loop. I have read ahead slightly and am thus seeking a little advice before proceeding. The pattern states to 'pick up from front to back, 60 loops down to the point of the triangle and then another 60 loops up the other side (do not knit any of these sts yet)' does this 'pick up' mean just sliding the needle through the loops, front to back? It sounds pretty self explanatory but I'd just like to be sure. The shawl edging looks so fancy that I'm sort of expecting it to be complicated.
As you can see I'm reading the Bible. I'm reading it as one would a book - cover to cover. 'The MacArthur Daily Bible' was gifted to me from Linda over at Prairie Flower Farm, and recommends reading 1 chapter of the Old Testament, 1 chapter of the New Testament, a Psalm and a Proverb daily to read the entire book in one year. So far so good; I have many many questions and queries, which I am duly noting with a hope that they will be explained later, on further reading! Although I don't particularly want to ask these questions to anyone, I am finding 'The Reason for God' quite helpful. Written by Timothy Keller, who is a pastor, it none the less offers objective arguments to many of my questions, and tackles them from angles that I might not have considered through my own reasoning.