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Friday, August 07, 2020

Craft On: Beta Knitting Qibli

I was really hoping that Qibli would be headed to my technical editor and ready to come back soon for people to try it out before it goes on sale. Unfortunately, I am spending today recalculating a rate of pick up for the border, because I forgot the border had a different gauge than the foot of these slippers. Gauge matters, and swatching is more important than we like to think. If you would like a chance to knit these slippers before anyone else, and for free, please contact me. As soon as I have a decent picture and the pattern back from my TE, I would love to give you a chance to try them. These are knit toe up (with one of the easiest toe up methods in the world!), in a linen stitch with a mosaic border. The whole piece uses slipped stitches in interesting ways. It is a pretty interesting construction, too, if I do say so myself. It will be an eligible pattern to knit during the Around the World Stitch Along that will be beginning next week, too!

I am part of a group of almost a dozen knit and crochet designers who are putting on a stitch along beginning at the end of next week. We hope you will join us, either on Ravelry or on Instagram. We will be hosting an IG challenge with prizes, as well as the discussion, games and prizes in the Ravelry group. This is our first year putting this together, and we are hoping it will grow and become an annual event with more crochet designers especially and more parts of the world represented in our designers and participants.

I'm still reading Kristin Lavransdatter. We've been too exhausted lately for me to be reading much more than a page at a time, which makes it harder going. I found myself reading a story that wasn't on the page the other night, and that was when I decided to put the book away and turn off the light. Our study of Songs of Praise and the Psalms is going really well. It has been such a pleasure to delve into the prayer book of the Church and share that with other women.

Also, in case you missed it, Vespers is now available in Knotions Magazine's August issue!

Linking to Yarn Along, Keep Calm and Craft On, and Unraveled Wednesday.

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