Mother Nature is still throwing us some curve balls here in the Midwest. So I’m taking advantage and having probably the last fire of the season. Something about knitting and watching a fire just goes so perfectly together!
I cranked through my Puppy Love Worsted Hat and it’s almost done. I still need weave in ends, block it and then clip the ends. I think I’ll save the rest of the details for a proper FO post.
I have found my happy place. The kids are asleep, the fire is roaring and I have a warm wooly blanket in my lap. I’m still cranking through my Baby Dreams Crochet blanket.
I counted and I have completed six out ten skeins in this blanket. And I think my tension is getting better and I’m maintaining my stitch count in the blanket so the blanket should be more square than tapered. I’m still getting used to crochet so I am happy with my improvement from my first few blankets.
And with all the chaos in my job, the world and having two kids. I find something very cathartic to light a first and listen to the crackle and pop while the flames dance away. Not to mention my tootsies feel nice and warm!
Tasty food has been consumed, dishes are in the washing machine, and my in-laws are on their way home. The day was mostly a success aside from a few squabbles. My sweat pants are on and my feet pointed towards the fire. My knitting is in my lap along with my puppies. I bid every one a healthy and happy Thanksgiving!!
The yard has been weeded and seeded. The apple trees have been harvested. The shrubs and tree limbs are trimmed back. And the patio is now clean. All that is left is to wait for gentle fall rains and grass growing. Then the leaves will begin to change and fall and we will have a whole new set of chores to get this house ready for winter.
For now we celebrate the last bits of summer with wine and a good reading…