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Tuesday, August 27, 2019

My drawing of Aviator boy in Charcoal

I found that I never published this charcoal drawing of the little aviator boy.  I'm still without my computer but finally, I have the opportunity of getting my old one fixed or getting a newer one.  I'm still praying about which to do and trust that God will lead me.  It has been a blessing to have this borrowed computer and to even have enough to think about replacing or repairing the old one.  I am very blessed.  Happy Birthday to me.

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Georgia Plantation Paper House Model

Here is another paper house model, this time for a Georgia Plantation.  The books are all published and ready to be purchased.  We'll see if anyone buys one.

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Butterfly Pattered Knitted Baby Blanket

This is a variation on the Bow Tie pattern.  I thought it looked more like a butterfly in the end so that's what I'm calling it.

Cast on in multiples of 10 + 7.  In this case I cast on 107.

First 4 rows work in stockinette stitch: Purl first row, then knit one row, purl one row, knit one row.

5th row starts the butterfly pattern on purl row: P6, *with yarn behind, slip 5 stitches, yarn in front, purl 5 stitches, repeat from * with last stitch, p1.

Knit side rows just knit across.

7th row, 9th row, 11th row, 13th row, repeat 5th row, until there are 5 strings hanging on the knit side.

14th row: K8, *make butterfly body knot (slip the needle under all 5 strands hanging, k next stitch but before pulling off the old stitch, pull the loop back around the 5 strands and knit the stitch again, then pull the first over the second stitch off the right needle), k 8, repeat from * to end.

15th row through 18th row work stockinette stitch.

19th row purl row: P1, * with yarn behind, slip 5 stitches, yarn in front, purl 5 stitches, repeat from * with last stitch p1.

Knit side rows just knit across.

Repeat 19th row till you have 5 strands on the knit side.

28th row Knit side: K3 *make butterfly body knot, k9, repeat from * to last 4 stitches, butterfly body knot, k3.

repeat these 28 rows till the blanket is as long as desired.

I added a contrasting color, picked up stitches all around and knitted a border for this blanket.  You can crochet a lacy border if preferred.

I hope you enjoy this pattern.

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

A Tribute To My Friend Dennis Lewis

I don't want to forget the awesome friend Dennis was to me and influential to my art so I filmed bits of the reception night at the tribute show we did for him back in February.  I miss him every day.  Hard to believe it's been two years since he passed.