Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Countdown-Week Two

I hope everyone enjoyed Thanksgiving Weekend, whether it was rainy, sunny, windy or snowy. Muskoka seemed to have a mix of everything all at once, typical for this time of year.

On Sunday and Monday, I enjoyed a cycling and driving tour in Wellington County, from Guelph through to Elora and Fergus. The leaves were a little paler than up here, but every once in a while there was a brilliant shot of crimson.

Mennonite farmers were busy working in the fields, chopping down cornstalks by hand, loading them onto horse-drawn wagons. It was quite a contrast watching this in one field, and then two farms over, a modern day farmer zipping through his field in a giant green machine.

These horses were waiting patiently in their parking spots in Elora until owners were finished shopping or working for the day.

It is already well into Week Two of the Twelve Weeks of Christmas. The newest sample on display in our One Skein One Gift program is a Knitted Necktie. If you are seeing socks in your sleep, then it might be time for a change. This simple project takes only 100g of self-striping sock yarn and would make a great gift for a man
or woman on your list.


2.75 mm needles

100g Self-Striping Sock Yarn (fingering weight)

Cast on 21 sts.

Work in Moss St for 17 in.

Next Row- K1, K2tog, Pattern to last 3 sts, K2tog, K1

Cont in Pattern St, dec in this manner, on every 20th row until 13 sts remain.

Cont without further shaping until work measures 58 in. Cast off.

Turn side edges, 3 sts inwards, slip stitch in position on wrong side of work.

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