Gosh a fortnight goes quickly!
It is time to post another article about my thoughts and life – although why anyone would find that interesting, beats me!
Judging people always seems to me to be an exercise in futility. We all have challenges and obstacles in our lives, and that is what makes us who we are. Reactions to our hurts, worries and doubts often cause us to react to other people, often with anger, and they react right back. It can cause heart ache and misunderstanding.
Always treat people the way you would like to be treated – I know that is difficult sometimes, but kindness, tolerance and love are emotions we feel, and they shouldn’t be buried. We need to educate ourselves to show these qualities, so that we can reach the happiness we all deserve.
Now that I’ve done my preaching for the day, I should give you something to enjoy.
I’ve already given you a great recipe for ice-cream ( see Archives – May 27th – you can find that by clicking on the bars on the right hand corner of my site). I often give you recipes – and I don’t consider gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan or vegetarian or allergy making ingredients.
I will try to find a great tasting treat to include all those things.
What about :- No cook, Apricot balls? No – that’s no good – it includes dairy.
What about :- Christmas mince pies? No – that’s no good, there is dairy in the pastry and gluten, too!
What about :- My favourite – savoury mince with rice? – Obviously no good – it includes meat!
Well, that took care of my ideas for a recipe … so … instead of a recipe today, I thought I’d give you something to make for a Christmas gift – after all, Christmas is fast approaching. This is a knitting project.
Knitted Slippers – can be made in any size – from baby to adult.
Use 8 ply wool or acrylic yarn, double strand, and size 6.00mm needles (remember I live in Australia – use the equivalent in your country.) 2 x 100gm balls in two different colours makes two slippers for an adult.
Cast on (using two strands) 17 (23, 29, 35,or 41) stitches, depending on the size you require.
Row 1: Knit
Row 2: Knit 5 (7 – 9 – 11 – 13), Purl 1, Knit 5 (7 – 9 -11 – 13), Purl 1, Knit 5 (7 – 9 – 11 – 13)
Repeat rows 1 and 2 until there are 11 (13 – 15 – 17 – 19) ridges on the right side, ending with a row 2.
Row 1: Purl 1 Knit 1 across the row.
Row 2: Knit 1 Purl 1 across the row.
Repeat these two rows until you have 9 (11 – 13 – 15 – 17) rows worked. Break off yarn, leaving a length of about 10 inches to use for stitching together. Slip the thread through the stitches on the needle, casting off and pulling the thread tight to form the toe shape. Sew to the beginning of ribbing. Fold in half and sew inside seam for centre back. Add a pompom or button or bow (use your creativity) to finish off. Make a second one to finish the pair.
Knit a pair for each member of your family.
P.S. A new short story is up on the next page. An amusing true story!! – readeatdream.net/free-childrens-picture-book