Sunday, September 13, 2009
One Row Handspun Scarf
I just started this One Row Handspun Scarf in some lovely Knit Picks Andean Silk. It is a dream to work with and very soft. This is an easy beginner project or even a mindless movie watching project. We have been watching classics this summer and it is nice to have easy knitting to work on.
We read this Psalm in Bible Study on Friday night and it reminded me off a wonderful choir piece my husband sang years ago. God is good, all the time. He has done great things in my family. May we always serve Him.
1 Bless the Lord, O my soul,
and all that is within me,
bless his holy name!
2 Bless the Lord, O my soul,
and forget not all his benefits,
3 who forgives all your iniquity,
who heals all your diseases,
4 who redeems your life from the pit,
who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy,
5 who satisfies you with good
so that your youth is renewed like the eagle's.
6 The Lord works righteousness
and justice for all who are oppressed.
7 He made known his ways to Moses,
his acts to the people of Israel.
8 The Lord is merciful and gracious,
slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.
9 He will not always chide,
nor will he keep his anger forever.
10 He does not deal with us according to our sins,
nor repay us according to our iniquities.
11 For as high as the heavens are above the earth,
so great is his steadfast love toward those who fear him;
12 as far as the east is from the west,
so far does he remove our transgressions from us.
13 As a father shows compassion to his children,
so the Lord shows compassion to those who fear him.
14 For he knows our frame;
he remembers that we are dust.
15 As for man, his days are like grass;
he flourishes like a flower of the field;
16 for the wind passes over it, and it is gone,
and its place knows it no more.
17 But the steadfast love of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting on those who fear him,
and his righteousness to children's children,
18 to those who keep his covenant
and remember to do his commandments.
19 The Lord has established his throne in the heavens,
and his kingdom rules over all.
20 Bless the Lord, O you his angels,
you mighty ones who do his word,
obeying the voice of his word!
21 Bless the Lord, all his hosts,
his ministers, who do his will!
22 Bless the Lord, all his works,
in all places of his dominion.
Bless the Lord, O my soul!
Some have asked for the pickle recipe. Here tis.
Quick Dill Pickles
4 lbs. (4 inch) pickling cucumbers (32-40)
1/3 C. canning salt
4 C. water
2 1/2 C. vinegar
24 to 32 peppercorns
1/2 C. dill seeds or 12-16 heads of fresh dill
Wash cucumbers and cut 1/16 inch slice off blossom ends. Leave whole, slice or cut in strips as desired. Place in bowl and cover with 2 inches of crushed or cubed ice and refrigerate 3 to 4 hours. Combine salt, water and vinegar and heat to boiling. Pack cucumbers in pint jars, leaving 1/2 inch headspace. Add 4 peppercorns and 1 T. dill seed or 2 heads of fresh dill to each pint jar. Fill jar to within 1/2 inch of top with boiling hot vinegar solution. Remove air bubbles. Adjust lids. Process for 10 minutes in a boiling water bath.