We had a lovely time at the river last week for Thanksgiving and I got to spend a lot of time with my favorite buddy, Ginger.
Every evening we had a beautiful sunset just like this one from the first night. This sight never grows old.
Anne and I had a little bit of craft time. I took some things to cut out for my second set of Christmas postcards (and didn't take any photos) and I decided to take crochet for my other projects. But I had to consider Ginger and her hair. I didn't want dog hair in Chris' blanket or any "solidish" project. So for my first project I tool this scrap blanket. Every time I finish a project I add the leftover yarn to this blanket. I figure that eventually I'll donate this as a pet blanket so a little Ginger hair wouldn't matter. I got aught up on my scrap yarns so this one is in a rest until I make more scraps.
I remembered this yarn and took it with me too. Ginger's hair would blend in perfectly. I bought this to try it out for a wheelchair shawl. It was on deep discount when I bought it and it came in a pack of 3. I did finish a shawl but it's blocking right now so I'll share it with all the pattern info in another post.
But here's the news flash. When I finished the shawl this is all the yarn that was left in one ball! I should have rushed out and purchased some lottery tickets!
Since coming home I've been working in the Christmas postcards and, in the evenings, Chris' blanket. I just started the 4th ball and there's a long way to go! It's about 55" wide and I have 7 more balls to go. This is going to be my winter project and I absolutely love it. The colors in the blanket are much more vibrant than the photo. The camera really washed it out.
Today we will start putting up Christmas decorations and this year that's going to take a lot less time without the beaded ornaments!
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I'm Vicki Welsh and I've been making things as long as I can remember. I used to be a garment maker but transitioned to quilts about 20 years ago. Currently I'm into fabric dyeing, quilting, Zentangle, fabric postcards, fused glass and mosaic. I document my adventures here.