Like a field of driven snow,
Be careful how you tread it,
For every step will show.
Purly Shells Bookmark by Mylyne De Jesus
Copyright © 2009
South Maid (Shades of Blue) or other equivalent No. 10 cotton thread
Size 9 (0.85mm) crochet hook (or any size that would fit through tassel loop)
Seed st = Row1: knit, purl, knit. Repeat this row.
Yo = yarn over
Wyif = with yarn in front
LH = left hand
P5tog = purl 5 stitches together
P2tog = purl 2 stitches together
CO 15 sts.
Bottom Border: Work in seed stitch for 2 rows.
Side Borders: Work first 2 and last 2 row sts in seed st (k1, p1 for the R border and p1, k1 for the L border) throughout pattern unless instructed otherwise.
Work as follows:
Row 1(Right Side): K.
Row 2: P.
Row 3 to 4: Work as Rows 1 and 2.
Row 5: K.
Row 6: P5, k5, p5.
Row 7: K4, (k1, yo, k1) in the next st, k5 wrapping yarn twice for each st, (k1, yo, k1) in the next st.
Row 8: P4, k3, wyif sl 5 sts dropping extra wraps then insert LH needle back into these
5 long sts and p5tog, k3, p4.
Rows 9 to 24: Repeat Rows 1-8.
Row 25 to 30: Work as Rows 1 and 2 to prepare for the next step.
Work in garter stitch.
Decrease right and wrong side rows by working end row stitches as follows: K1, p2tog, k up to last 3 sts, end p2tog, k1.
Continue working decrease pattern until 5 sts remain on needle.
P2tog, k1, p2tog-- 3 sts remaining.
Then p2tog, k1, pull last st through loop.
Leaving a 12-inch tail, break thread. Cut 3 threads (of the same kind) measuring 24 inches each and thread through same loop as top border tail end and knot altogether. Trim to desired length.
Weave bottom tail at back of work.
Block as needed.
Cast on on a multiple of 10 stitches + 6.
row 1 - k6, *yo2, k1, yo3, k1, yo4, k1, yo3, k1, yo2, k6*, repeat from *
row 2 - knit across, dropping all the yarn overs as you go.
row 3 - knit across
row 4 - k1, *yo2, k1, yo3, k1, yo4, k1, yo3, k1, yo2, k6* repeat twice from *,
ending in a single k instead.
row 5 - knit across, dropping all the yarn overs as you go.
row 6 - knit across
The Amazing Gin-Soaked Raisin Remedy
1 lb golden raisins
gin (approximately 1 pint)
glass bowl (Pyrex® is good—crystal is bad)
glass jar with lid
Spread the golden raisins evenly on the bottom of the glass bowl and pour enough gin over them to completely cover. Let them stay that way until all the gin is absorbed. It may take 5 to 7 days.
When the gin is absorbed, transfer the raisins to the jar, put the lid on and keep it closed. Do not refrigerate.
Dosage. Each day, eat only 9 raisins as specified on page 13 of Bottom Line's Secret Food Cures.