Thursday, February 11, 2010
I've been using my time sans-sewing machine to focus on some crocheting projects, since I have, um, just a little bit of yarn on my hands. Of course the first project of the season required a trip out to buy more, but what better excuse than making baby blankets for newborn twin girls? Friends of mine from college adopted two darlings in January, and out of sheer awe of them for taking on such a task I felt I needed to whip up two special somethings. VERY pleased with how they turned out, and both took me a grand total of three weeks. Two strands of Bernat Baby Sport held together and done up in a simple V-stitch with a K hook. Baby blankets are so satisfying because they are small, and soon done.
After completing those I revisited my stash. One day when Amy was 2 or 3 months old I was browsing through Michaels and fell in love with Caron's Simply Soft "Brights" line. I bought all the colors, and two years and a couple of false starts later I'm finally making progress on an afghan for Amy (not the first one I've made for her, but I'm thinking of this as more of a "little girl" afghan instead of a "baby" afghan. In any case, these cheery colors are great to work with on snowy days.
Speaking of snow... we've had a lot of that lately! This Saturday's blizzard delivered another 12-18", and yesterday it stormed again, but with less accumulation - only about 6" this time. Both storms came with high winds so there was lots of drifting, resulting in this thigh-high display outside the front door.
Thankfully today was bright and sunny and the mid-February sun made it pleasant to be get out and do a little shoveling. Amy has limited patience for all the proper snow-garb, so we are never out for long, but I did get her to stand by that drift in the front late this afternoon - just in case there's any doubt about how much snow is piled up around here!