Since this is a knitting blog, I'll show you some of my finished items, so you can see I am accomplishing a few things. First a baby blanket for my husband's niece whose baby is due in November:
I love this pattern, for it looks great on either side.
It's a pattern from Debbie Macomber. In fact this particular blanket was mentioned originally in one her (Hannah's List (Blossom Street) books that I read this summer and I found the pattern in Knit Along With Debbie Macomber: Hannah's List. This Leisure Arts book has other interesting patterns as well. In the future I'll definitely be making this one again. It's easy, plus the pattern keeps you interested and it doesn't get boring.
My sister, who visited me this summer, had a birthday in the beginning of October, so I sent her a little package.
I made her a couple of my favorite dishcloths (ballband and DW), a toilet paper cover and a set of crocheted potholders. I included some notecards and chocolate. She seemed pleased.
I also made a set of potholders for a friend. I used the same crocheted pattern.
They make nice hot pads. Decorative and useful...a very good thing.
Miss Pink is no longer blooming. She made me quite happy for over 6 months and is now working on a new leaf.
Hopefully she'll be nice to me and make me some more flowers. I've been feeding her, but not sure what else to do to get her to blossom again. I'll have to get her a new pot soon, too.
I was not very happy to find that my poor Christmas cactus had been attacked. I think the culprits may be either our resident chipmunks or the squirrels that live in our back yard. I've caught a squirrel digging up my daffodil bulbs. Not sure what happened, but I'm not happy. I potted some of the broken off pieces in hopes of salvaging the plant. Luckily it is all budded up, so I think the main plant should survive. Big difference from last year
One of my main distractions lately is my interest in my family's history. Encouraged by my sister, who is an expert in her own right, I've been bitten by the search bug and at some point couldn't help myself. I've found out some interesting things I didn't know. It's so much fun. It's like solving a big puzzle. Now I have to put it all together with the photos and documents I do have. Once again I wish I had more time to do it all justice.
Not willing to make a promise I may not keep so I wont tell you I will post more often, but I will tell you I'll try not to wait so long in between posts. Guess I'm in a rut. Maybe my knitting is just not as exciting as it was before. I'm still working on the circle squares (my only project on the needles right now) for my Pine Street Inn blanket. I'm not going to be able to attend the knit-a-thon this year and I'm not sure if I'll be able to finish all the squares in time to assemble the blanket in time for the knit-a-thon. I'm determined to keep all the squares together, so I can donate a finished blanket. Last year I almost had enough squares, but decided to donate just the squares i did get done. It was hard to see them split up. I had envisioned a blanket with just my squares. Do you remember the ones from last year? Hopefully I'll get it done in time to send in, if not it will be a little late. Better late than never, right?
That's pretty much it for now. Bye for now.....Happy Knitting :)
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