Saturday I finished the baby blanket I was working on for my cousin’s newest grandbaby, and none too soon since Aaron Seth was due today but arrived the 18th of November! I’ve seen pictures and Aaron is gorgeous! Mom and baby are both doing fine.
I used the Simply Stripes Baby Blanket pattern and crocheted the blanket with Red Heart Soft Baby Steps Yarn Blue Earthand Bernat Softee Baby Yarn, Pale Blue. The blanket is gorgeous and oh so soft, but I did not care for the pattern as much as I thought I would and I probably will not use it again.
Claire Bear says the blanket is nice and warm!
Now to get it boxed up and shipped out!
I’ve been working on Liana’s Horses & Ribbons afghan and have only 20 more rows of the base blanket to complete! Then I can begin on the cross stitching, which is going to take quite some time. There’s no way I will have it done for Christmas, so I’m planning it for her second birthday. Rebecca is providing me with a list of items Liana needs for Christmas, so I will be doing a little bit of shopping this year! Fiona’s present has already been purchased, although I know I’ll have to do some more small bits because Grandma just can’t resist!
My November goal (instead of participating in NaNoWriMo) was to write a post every day in November. I didn’t quite manage it, but still feel I succeeded if only because I did write more frequently than usual.
Thanksgiving Day was a very enjoyable day made complete with good food and good friends. We played cards for five hours!
Yesterday was a rest and relaxation day. Today we are watching college football and I am crocheting. I should have the new baby gift (baby blanket) finished up today, which will be nice. Then I can get back to working on Christmas gifts.
I talked with Miss Munchkin today and she is doing well. She seems to like school and all is going fine at her Daddy’s. That’s a nice relief to hear.
And halftime is almost over! I better post this up and get back to the game!
Friday ritual inspired by other blogs. A single photo from this past week…. few no words…. just a moment captured in time. If you feel inspired to share…. leave a link in the comments with your moment.
The wall hanging is needlepoint done by my late mother-in-law and the scrabble game is set up for David and I to play. Many small projects were completed this week in preparation for Thanksgiving!