Ten on Tuesday – Sweaters

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On Tuesday’s Carole hosts ‘Ten on Tuesdays’.
She chooses a topic – we list ten items.

10 Favorite Sweater Patterns

I’ve never knitted a sweater for myself, only children.
Those are the patterns that catch my eye.

My top two favorites are EZ’s Surprise Jacket and
the Wonderful Wallaby by Carol A. Anderson.
I have made several of each of these.
I usually have one or the other on my needles.

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This sweet daycare miss is wearing a surprise jacket in worsted weight yarn.

For the grandsons knitted Lion’s Homespun pattern
for a ‘hooded knitted sweater’.
I liked the fit, but not sewing the pieces together.

I’m knitting “Cowgirl, Butterfly, Astronaut’
by Fawn Pea, a vest with butterfly sleeves for a great-niece
Feb6 yarn along 010I’ve finished the ‘skirt’ and started the bodice, love the colors.

Checking my Ravelry library, I found:
Bella and Beau  by Megan Grewal,  like the yoke stripes and garter stitches
Sunday sweater  by Ginny Sheller, love the texture
Perdita  by Tonia Barry, like the stripes and the sideways construction
Of course, Phoebe’s sweater  by Joanna Johnson, is darling

If I were to knit a sweater from me,
I think I’d try the easy fit style of either
Pea Shoot pullover by  Cathy Carron or
Radiate by Helene Rush.

All links are Ravelry.

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April 23 Today’s thought – Preparation

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First tomatoes in the ground yesterday

Good Morning

And when forty years were expired, there appeared to him in the wilderness of mount Sina an angel of the Lord in a flame of fire in a bush. When Moses saw it, he wondered at the sight: and as he drew near to behold it, the voice of the Lord came unto him, Saying, I am the God of thy fathers, the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob. Then Moses trembled, and durst not behold. Then said the Lord to him, Put off thy shoes from thy feet: for the place where thou standest is holy ground. I have seen, I have seen the affliction of my people which is in Egypt, and I have heard their groaning, and am come down to deliver them. And now come, I will send thee into Egypt. Acts 7:30-34

That was a long wait in preparation for a great mission.
When God delays,
He is not inactive.
He is getting ready His instruments,
He is ripening our powers;
and at the appointed moment
we shall arise equal to our task.
Even Jesus of Nazareth was thirty years in privacy,
growing in wisdom before He began His work.
~~~Dr. Jowett

God is never in a hurry but spends years with those He expects to greatly use. He never thinks the days of preparation too long or too dull.

Let God prepare . . .Today
With my prayers, desiring yours, Leslie

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