I love this pattern, interesting to knit, easy, and yet very forgiving of mistakes.
The pattern is called Pine Forest Baby Blanket and it’s free on Ravelry.
A little tip in the Lace One Skein Wonders book I linked to last week has come in handy … Showing me how to pick up a missed yarn over from a previous row. You can probably find the same information online but reading it was perfect timing for me. The book was a bargain and I’m looking forward to knitting a few of the scarves.
I’m heading to the library for my volunteer shift but will spend more time tonight knitting when I get home. I’m just about halfway done I think.
It’s already the 12th and I haven’t completed a single thing on my sewing/knitting to do list for the month. I could get stressed or depressed but I think I won’t worry.
Eight times out of ten I accomplish what’s on my list and more – but I’m tired. Very, very tired.
I have a week to get ready for Chris’, Becky’s, and Rae’s visit and I’m going to focus on that and anything else accomplished will be a bonus.
I hope you all are set to enjoy the holidays. I plan to enjoy mine!
I had my appointment at the travel clinic to prepare for my Costa Rica trip in February with Habitat for Humanity and got 4 shots – 2 in each shoulder. I’m not sure which ones they put in each arm but the left one hurts the most.
In addition to that appointment I had 5 other stops to make and I cheated … I’m still supposed to be wearing my aircast except for a little around the house but with all the stops and all the snow and ice I decided to wear my snow boots. They come up over my ankle and I feel more stable in them. Plus taking that cast on and off twice for every stop was just too much!
I’ll make up for it by sitting with my leg elevated while I knit tonight!
We had a nice party for Mom and Ann’s birthdays – they liked their shawls and Ann liked her quilt. I didn’t get any photos because I was too busy fixing food and cleaning up during the party.
Today we put some flowers on Dad’s grave. Tomorrow is his birthday and Wednesday the 25th anniversary of his death.
It’s a rainy day so we’ll stay inside and knit and crochet this afternoon.
Thank you all for your prayers, comments, and emails about Chesty. I’m traveling the next few days so while I might not be able to respond individually, I appreciate everyone’s concern and support.
We had snow yesterday and I kind of hate to leave this winter wonderland but the temp this morning when I left the house was 6 degrees and falling … Burr!
I’m loving this little blanket. Fun to knit but easy too. The perfect travel project.
Chesty was evaluated today at the university and does not need any further treatment. They’re going to watch him every 3 months for now and the 2nd lump turned out to be a benign fatty tumor. He’s happy to have his stitches out and all his activity restrictions lifted.
It’s been a stressful few weeks and I’m ready to relax and knit tonight.
I have a couple One Skein books and have to admit most of the patterns don’t appeal to me but I had an email from Amazon with this One Skein Lace book for $2.99 for the Kindle version and I had to buy it after taking a look. There are several projects at a glance that I’d like to do. These are 5 of my favorites … Did you see the $2.99 for the kindle book? What a bargain!
I’m just now starting to buy some knitting books for the Kindle but I only use them on the iPad which is kind of funny because I read ALL my ‘regular’ books on the Kindle. With Kindle knitting books, I can snap a photo of a page and convert it to a PDF and use it in my knitting app (JKnitHD)