celebratory video of mother's life posted at our nature, garden and homelife blog for her funeral, but now that 'life' has settled down into a new normal, I simply miss her.... a lot. You're never too old to miss your mom.
|Ramona Jo Bennett Watson ~ 12.20.1932 - 10.03.2012|
simple knit trinity stitch prayer shawl pattern - again - and will post about that another day. Today I wanted to (finally!) answer a reader's question from last year about using straight needles to cast on so many stitches. In my 38" wide trinity stitch prayer shawl, you cast on 87 stitches, in the wider 45" wide trinity stitch prayer shawl, you cast on 99 stitches using size 9.0mm/US13 needles for each. I've made many prayer shawls in the past using both straight and circular needles and my personal preference is straight needles, because it always seems when I use circular needles, I stretch my work terribly. These 'shawls' are heavy from both the bulky Homespun Lion Brand yarn and the size(s) at completion, so there's a lot of weight on your needles as the shawl is knitted.
Okay, let's begin a new cast on after making sure all supplies are at the ready. This yarn, from my stash, was purchased a long time ago, as you can tell by the Wal-Mart sales sticker of $4.00 per skein and the color 'Antique', has been discontinued. (Click here to see the current Homespun Lion Brand yarn colors.)