"You cannot legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the wealthy out of freedom. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that my dear friend, is about the end of any nation.

You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it."
Dr. Adrian Rogers 1931-2005

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

On the Table

I am a self taught crocheter. I can make tons of straight lined crochet items that look lovely and work well for my home. As of late, I have been playing around with new ways to crochet. So on my table is what I have been working on. I have figured out some things that I will do different next time, but I will continue with this to give to one of my children.

This is usually how I do things. I learn something, make 4 for my children and so the fourth one gets a pretty perfect item! Good thing for my cuties is that I rotate who gets what first!

As we continue on through the week I wonder...what's on your table?


Mrs.Rabe said...

That is so very special Jen. What a gift to them.

I am knitting these days and quilting but not for the table...we have some great nephews on the way in October and December, so I am trying to get quilts and knit hats ready!


Melodie said...

I bet your kids love getting things made by you! My son loves anything I make for him,even if some of them are less than perfect,lol! I am spinning and knitting and sewing.

Humble wife said...

Oh Deanna- I kind of do this on facebook where I share a photo of my project on the table. I am making some sort of throw or crochet blanket...and yes winter is coming fast so hurry up and get the hats and mittens going:). Even in the desert we sense a winter like last year and not like our normal winters.

Melodie- I think my kids do. I love crafts and am happy to hear of your spinning knitting and sewing!

Pat in Albuquerque said...

Mittens. Crocheted mittens. Talk about a Goldilocks project! The first one was too large, and the top looked funny. The second one was too small and the top looked and felt funny. Ran off to download a better pattern - much nicer shape, but the technique was a bit clunkier. Scratched head, created blended pattern, the third mitten was just right.

The fourth, made per new instructions in my own hand, came out too small despite repeated measurements of hand. Oops! Time to test yarn joining by slipknot. So far, so good.

So I have 2 pr mittens lacking only the thumbs.

That's self-taught with patterns for what I didn't know. So far - one hat, one ridged headband for ear warmth, and the mittens. (Bad ones unraveled to make matching hat.)

Humble wife said...

Oh Pat! I love crocheted mittens. I am not ready to branch off and learn this yet...but will attempt soon. I actually bought two pair of crocheted mittens and have them hanging up as they are so lovely to look at~