Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Lauren’s Quilt

I almost forgot! Lauren made her boyfriend a quilt for Christmas.  And she really did do all of it.  I just supervised (and she will tell you it was grudgingly-I really don’t like making T-shirt quilts).



I think she did a great job!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Keeping Busy

When it is cold and snowy, as this January has been,  my love of yarn overcomes me.  This month I have been in the mood to crochet.  I have been collecting skeins of Cascade 220 yarn to make an afghan. Lots and lots of colors accented with white.


It is big and is eating yarn: It is as wide as a queen sized mattress. I made the mistake of measuring my progress yesterday: it was only 17” long.  Oh dear-in my head I thought it was about 25”!  Each row takes me about 40 minutes to crochet-a simple calming repetition of double crochet.

And just for fun, some pink hearts for Valentine’s Day.  I am going to make a garland for my fireplace.  Each heart is almost instant gratification: I can make one in about 20 minutes.


You can find the pattern for the hearts here.

The View From My Window

I took this picture in my kitchen.


I was supposed to work today and my road had not yet been plowed; the highways were still covered in snow and I drifted off the road because it was snowing so hard.  I came back home and called in.

And now it has stopped snowing, the sun is shining, and the roads are clear.

Another typical winter day in Central New York.