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This stitch pattern is beautiful. It would be great as a shawl or scarf.


The following video is a tutorial on how to knit the granite stitch. The stitch composition includes the knit stitch, purl stitch, and knit two together stitch. This stitch is great for beginner knitters. I think the granite stitch is perfect for making any heavyweight or thick item, such as coasters, placements, or blankets.

Tiny Hermit Crabs!

In recent years, whenever there’s an announcement of a special moon, such as a supermoon or blood moon, the sky is always cloudy in my area. So it’s been somewhat disappointing that I haven’t been able to personally view these events.

There’s supposed to be a supermoon visible overnight from January 1 to 2, yet it happens to be more than cloudy this Monday evening; it’s a blanket of cloud coverage in all directions. Plus there’s a wind storm with drizzling rain. The sky and weather was the same earlier in the day, except that the wind picked up as the night progressed.

I wish for everyone to receive what they need to improve and progress. Life is what you make it.

Started 10/17 or 10/18.

Knitted Haruni Shawl

This knit pattern, Haruni shawl (designed by Emily Ross) is by far my favorite one, which I would make again. This particular piece was made with two and half skeins of Deborah Norville by Premier Yarns Serenity Sock Yarn in the color Soft White and using U.S. size 6 (4 mm) needles. 

The user uploaded the video on August 31, 2017. She is in north Texas in the Dallas area. Towards the end of the video, a guy says that the event was media-induced, although I haven’t checked myself, I don’t doubt. I was listening to a podcast, and the speaker also lives in Texas; he said what really happened is that there was a two-day delivery delay to the gas stations. Either the media misrepresented the information, or the info was correctly presented, yet people panicked their way to getting gas, thus causing an actual local shortage. 

I find this concerning, because, based on this observation, it would be most likely pandemonium if and when a greater crisis occurs. What’s the expression? “When shit hits the fan”?

Knit Lace Shawl

My first knit lace shawl made with Deborah Norville Serenity Sock Weight yarn in Purple and with U.S. size 8/5.00 mm needles. The pattern, Fine Lace Sampler, is created by Kristin Omdahl.

Knitting with double-pointed needles (DPNs) has been a mild intimidation to me in the past. When I saw pictures of items being knitted with DPNs, thoughts of “I don’t think I’ll ever do that” have come up. Those thoughts are based partly on seeing the messy appearance of three to five needles protruding from the item. The other basis is not understanding the purpose and scope of DPNs and not being familiar with using them. I haven’t had to use them until up to the point when I needed to decrease the crown of an adult beanie hat.

Other than decreasing the crown of a hat, I learned that it’s mainly small items–specifically with a small circumference–that are made using DPNs. Items such as gloves, toys and socks.

I’m currently working on a baby beanie hat. It was awkward starting out with the casting on of stitches and knitting the first few rounds (making sure the foundation chain doesn’t get twisted). The ease of handling and working the item and needles became easier as I progressed through more rounds. Plus I’m using aluminum needles, which are a little heavier than acrylic or wood.

Overall, it hasn’t been much trouble. Being the third day of using DPNs, I’m pretty comfortable in using them.