A new blanket

I started a new blanket the other night after weaving the ends in on the Pink Shell blanket. This is also a free pattern found on Ravelry that I’ve made a couple times. This is the same stitch as the Linen Stitch that I love so much.

The way the rounds are done, the square is a little skewed but that doesn’t bother me in this Caron Big Cakes yarn. I only have a couple skeins and it’s a square blanket … these are not your typical baby colors but I still like them and someone I’m sure will be grateful to get it.

Off my needles

Finished just under the wire! The pink variegated scarf is done. I like it more than I thought I would although this isn’t the best photo – it’s hard to photograph the true colors at this time of night.

I quickly cast on another easy scarf … with short rows … so I’ll have something to work on during the trip if I want to.

I have progress to report

The Linen Stitch blanket is done!

I wove the ends in on the red scarf …

And I wove the ends in on the Blanket Stitch Afghan.

The pink knit scarf is still in progress and I’m debating whether to start another blanket … I’ve got one more week here so I’m leaning in favor of starting just one more.

Keith is doing fairly well … he still has a fair amount of congestion and pretty significant fatigue but definitely on the mend. We got out for a walk this afternoon. Just 30 minutes and a mile and a half but more than enough for him right now.

A rainy day

We don’t let bad weather upset us when we travel … cold, rainy, or sunny … it doesn’t matter. Today it was mostly rainy. Keith was working downstairs and I was up in the loft area working too. I’m almost done with this crochet blanket.

The weather cleared up some this afternoon and we all got out for a walk.


Just like at home, I’ve now got an “upstairs” and a “downstairs” project going because of course, it’s too much trouble to carry a project back up and down the stairs. The red knit scarf is being work on downstairs and yesterday, I started this blanket upstairs.

I really like how this colorway is working up.

Off my needles

Scarf #5 is done. I’m really enjoying knitting scarves again. I hadn’t done many of them in the last few years but like the hats in the fall, I’m getting back into them and I’ve got LOTS of scarf yarn stashed so it feels good to use some of it up. This is not the best photo. I need to find a place for photographing them here. I always try to squeeze out every inch I can from my yarn and then worry about running out but it wasn’t as close as I thought it was going to be.

Valentine’s Day

We don’t usually exchange cards or gifts for Valentine’s but it’s funny because I got Keith a card this year and he got flowers and a card for me. I guess we’re just both feeling a lot of love and gratitude and wanted to express it.

We walked before dinner and took Finn with us. He knows which trail leads to the dog park and insisted on going there to run a bit before we continued our walk.

Both the flowers and the walk helped because I’m feeling sad today. My Aunt died this morning and I’ll miss visiting her with Mom. She lived a long life and had a wonderful family but it’s never easy to lose a loved one.

I haven’t gotten into the sewing room yet although I might go sew a few 16 patch blocks tonight now that Keith has gone to bed but then I’ll knit some more.

I crochet a lot more blankets than I knit but even though I have a scarf on the needles downstairs, I decided to cast on a blanket for my “upstairs” project. I like to sit with some crochet or knitting when we’re watching TV and with the Super Bowl last night, the Olympics, and some hockey still to come this week, there’s a lot to watch. Pattern is the Sunny Baby Blanket found free on Ravelry.


I’m making lots of progress on my knit and crochet projects thanks to the Olympics. The lavender shell blanket is done.

  • Free pattern found on Ravelry – Shell Stitch Blanket
  • Hook size – H
  • Yarn – Sprightly Cotton Worsted

A change in plans

I’d planned to start a beaded scarf last night but the beads/beading tool/yarn weren’t working for me. I double checked the bead size and it was right but I’m going to have to do a little more research and see if I can figure out how I got it to work in the past. I’m almost positive I’ve used this fingering weight yarn with beads before.

I ended up starting a HitchHiker scarf. I’ve made a couple of these in the past but it’s been a while. Finn’s eyeing that yarn but while he might grab a yarn scrap if he can find one, he hasn’t messed with any of my projects but I’m careful not to leave him unattended with them.