Sunday, March 2, 2014

March 2014

 I am sitting here watching the snowplows out in the street. When will spring come? This year, I don't know if it will. We have somewhere around 35 days of below 0 F this season. I have lived here for almost 15 years and this is the most brutal winter I have experienced. I usually love winter, not so much this year though. It doesn't help that I have been in a cast, on crutches or in an orthopedic boot since September. I had surgery in January and I hope to be 100% by summer. I have been really enjoying summer the last couple of years. I get to take the older kids at our daycare/preschool on day trips. I love it and my daughter is one of the kids in the summer program. Right now, summer seems like a distant dream.
 I spent most of January laying on my couch recovering from surgery. I made so many things and gave a lot of them away without taking photos. I couldn't put any weight on my foot and I couldn't get up to sit at the computer either. I did manage photos of some of the blankets I made.

The first two are for family and they are very warm, made with super bulky yarn. The last one was for one of Will's co-workers. She welcomed her first grandchild in January and he asked me to make her a blanket and a hat. Of course, I didn't get any photos of the hat. Lol.
  The first blanket is the Neat Ripple from Lucy, my go to pattern for ripples. The second one is my pattern for a Granny Rectangle. The last is just a straight forward granny square, continued until I thought it was large enough. It is 40"by40".
 Now I am working on a little patchwork granny blanket for a girl I know, I was 17 when she was born and she now has three daughters of her own. She doesn't know I am making it for her baby and I am also going to make something for each of her older girls.
I am also working on a huge ripple, haven't taken any photos yet, it is a stash buster. There is also a tote bag that we are working on in our Ravelry group, Everything Zen. I think it will be perfect for carrying stuff around on all of our field trips this summer, like to the pool. I can't wait. Here is the yarn I am using, I may add some more colors.

I hope everyone is having a good weekend. It is still looking like winter here and in most of the country. Talk to everyone soon.