Ever since I laid eyes on it, I’ve been drooling over this beautiful dress shrug in the Knit 2 Together book by Tracy Ullman. Because I can not machine knit the lace in the pattern on my Bond Ultimate Sweater Machine, I had to find something else to use. Google to the rescue. I’m currently working on learning Porcupine Quill Lace, as I thought it would be gorgeous attached to the shrug body. So I picked up some Red Heart Baby Soft, which is 22 sts per 4 inches, the right gauge for the pattern. It’s acrylic and cheap, so I figured it’s be great to learn on. [Read more…] about Knitting Lace
Bond Ultimate Sweater Machine
For a while now, I have considered blogging as a way to share what I am working on, accomplishing and learning from day to day. I wish to blog about a wide variety of topics including traditional foods, natural family living and home care, food storage, crafting, homesteading, gardening, homeschooling, homemaking, alternative health and anything else I am exploring at the time. I hope it will be an enjoyable read and will give you inspiration for your own work to better your family.
I do so many different things and often have people ask me, “How do you do it all?” So I decided for my first post to give you a peek into my day-to-day life. Homeschooling, running a business and working full-time from home, crafting, running the forum, assisting my parents, gardening and livestock, plus all of the from-scratch cooking, cleaning and laundry that a household needs to run smoothly.
Many times, I believe part of the answer to “How do you do it all?” lies mostly in what I do not do. [Read more…] about Daily Grind