Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Granny Square

I finished up a project.  It is so hard for me to believe.  I haven't finished anything in a while.  One of the reasons I love knitting and crocheting so much is that there is an ending to every project.  You can be finished.  There are so many, many things in life that will never be finished, like laundry.  I don't know about you but as soon as I "finish" the laundry more appears.

This is for a sweet little girl born to wonderful parents down in Tennessee.  There isn't much need for warmth of a blanket since the weather is getting so much warmer down South.  Still, it will be nice for chilly spring days and as a blanket to play on outside.  Plus it is made with love, babies need things made with love.

This pattern is Granny Square Baby Throw by Lion Brand Yarn.  I used Hometown USA yarn in Honolulu Pink, New Orleans French Berry and Portland Wine. I love this pattern because it is easily memorized and works up quickly.  Great for TV watching.

The blanket is much bigger and thicker than I expected.  I've made this blanket pattern four times now.  For some reason, I choose Super Bulky Yarn (Lion Brand's Hometown USA) instead of regular Bulky as the pattern calls for.

It is so big barely fit in the box.  I had to use a lot of tape to keep the box closed.  Hopefully I can get to the post office early this week.  I am so bad at getting to the post office.

I was lucky to have a few days off this past week.  My daughter's daycare closed for staff development so I took off work.  This gave me a 4 day weekend.  I got caught up on several projects including this blanket and filing our taxes. I even started reading the next book for my book club.  I helped D wrote "Mom" for the first time.  I am still trying to do a bit each day and that is really helping my sanity.  I am still having bad days with pregnancy malaise.  Some days are just nothing days were I can do nothing.  Then there are days when I can do everything.  I am trying not to do everything on days when I feel good because I tend to exhaust myself into a bad day the next. I don't need to do everything, just some things.   

Have you finished any projects?

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