Hank took this picture; can you tell? :) It's the only one I could secure that didn't have his little finger going across the lens. At any rate, it's me with MY NEW CHAPLET!! Which I love to pieces. I recited it both yesterday evening and this morning, and it brought me much comfort. Oh dearest chaplet, how I love thee...
The beads are nice and smooth, perfect for slipping through your fingers while praying. Here is a view of just the chaplet itself:
*beams* The chaplet is very happy in its new home. It's being well cared for and loved. And most importantly, prayed.
Henry and I had a little photo session last night while Mike was at his summer class. I also have some new crafts to show off. I'm all into this seasonal table settings thing now, and for the past month or so I've been busily crocheting us a summer table runner and placemats. Here is an overview of the table:
I really like the placemats. It's a great pattern I got off of e-Patterns Central for Citrus Lunch Mats:
As part of my stress relief knitting, I made a few dishcloths last weekend. I love this particular pattern, also from e-Patterns Central, for Spring Is In the Air Dishcloths:
This one is a free pattern off the Lily Sugar 'n Cream web site for striped dishcloths:
The yarn is Sugar 'n Cream Violet Stripes. Super pretty.
Last night, I knitted away on the prayer shawl I'm making for my grandmother. I'm using the Lion Brand Homespun yarn I mentioned before. The color is called Parfait, and it creates a beautiful rose-colored striping pattern as you knit in garter stitch. Hank walked by, picked up the skein of yarn, and held it to his little cheek:
"OOhhhh. Mommy. Can I take this to bed with me?"
Um, no. But I had to promise to knit him a blanket in the yarn, and I just happen to have a blue/green color in my stash called Waterfall. I found a free pattern on Lion's web site for a diagonal blanket, and away I go. There is certainly something oddly alluring about this yarn, despite its idiosyncrasies. I pet it frequently.
Ok, I'm bound for the reference desk, so I'm off to transform into Super Librarian. I hope you all are having a blessed day!