RHYS BOWEN: It's been a crazy week for me. Hosting Jungle Red, working toward the deadline of my next Molly book AND celebrating the publication of THE FAMILY WAY, the 12th book in the Molly Murphy historical mystery series. Right now it's #6 on Kindle historical mysteries and #10 on Private investigators bestsellers. Not bad.
So on Sundays I like to chill out. Usually in Phoenix that would mean a drive into the great outdoors, or lounging by the pool. But this weekend is cold and rainy and my thoughts turn to knitting. Like many of you I love to knit but have precious little time. That's why I was delighted to find the new way of knitting a scarf.
The yarn is called Red Heart SASHAY and it comes in varigated colors. You need 1 skein and a pair of fairly large needles. I use 5.5 mm.
and you'll see that it becomes a wide lace. You are going to knit with the top stitch of that lace.
Begin by casting on SIX stitches (ten if you want a wider scarf). This just means slipping through the top layer six times and holding those stitches on the needle.
. It feels complicated until you get the hang of it. Then it goes quickly.
One skein will make a scarf about 60 inches long and is a perfect way to brighten up one of those black outfits that so many of you say that you wear!
Coming tomorrow is Red Lucy's week with a great discussion on women's rights. We're celebrating women's history month and the anniversary of the 1913 women's march on Washington.
Isn't it great that we can do so much, and yet we still like to keep these old crafts going?
Do share: what crafts to you enjoy doing?