After we spent the morning doing housework, it was time for a break. Mary came over, which is always a treat, and had lunch with us. Afterward I brought out the yarn. We could not find the pattern for the blanket I wanted to make, but Mary remembered how it went. So she started this blanket and we both worked on it.
Of course, the yarn had a fit and didn’t want to come out to play nicely, so while I worked on the blanket, Mary rolled this lovely new ball from which to work. It is a beautiful Paton baby color and I think the baby’s mother will enjoy using it.
Bill (DH) even joined the party by crocheting on a purple baby hat. So now we have a much cleaner abode and fun projects started.
Lunch was Expresso enchiladas at Rio Blanco. They are loaded with vegetables: celery, onions, mushrooms, and a couple others, plus rice. They make them with corn for those who can’t have wheat. Excellent.
This really is a bit above my level. But I have been learning with this project. Tonight I looked at it again and will probably take it apart and crochet a different blanket. I really don’t care for baby blankets with such big holes in the lace as those tiny fingers find their way into them.
The weather has been in the freezing zone at night, very cold for here. I looked at my yarn and thought about those who don’t have nice, cozy, warm homes. I found this very heavy fiber and crocheted a cowl for our street mission where food and warm clothing is given to those who need it.
To make this I made a chain of 60 stitches, a single crochet at each end and double crochets for the rest. So it wasn’t difficult. I think when I make more that I will use a lighter weight yarn as the heavy weight isn’t as fun to work. But this is nice and warm.
The rest of today and a lot of tomorrow will be spent putting an operating system and all the programs and data on the computer.
Today I opened my mail box to find this request for little red hats. It just happens that there has been a skein of red yarn floating around here for the last week. I have no idea from where it came or why there might be only one. However, I did put it to good use. I did one in newborn size, and 2 sizes for preemies.