Hello again friends!
It's been a busy weekend and can you believe that January is almost over? Considering that I spent the first two weeks sick and unable to do much, it was a busy month.
It was also a weekend for smashing any diet hopes that I had. We ate four, yes four meals out at restaurants. Admittedly, three of them were with friends that we had made plans with, but still. Four meals out in three days? I'm so very spoiled and my waistline is suffering. Mexican food Friday night, breakfast on Saturday and then in the evening, pizza! After church yesterday was lunch with a lovely bunch of friends. I had a hot roast beef sandwich. Yum! Okay. That's enough. It's Monday and I absolutely HAVE to do better!
I did manage to finish the baby blanket that I've been knitting on for a week. My knitting is much, much slower than crocheting and on top of that it was a lace pattern with a 20 row repeat so there was no way to memorize it. At least not for me to memorize it! And tah-dah! Here it is.
The next two pictures are of my needle case. I keep all my double pointed and interchangeables in it. I have seen comparable cases online for upwards of $80 but I made this one in about an hour with my quilt scraps. It rolls up into a tidy roll that fits nicely in my knitting bag and goes everywhere with me.
I'm going to work on some burial outfits this afternoon for the local hospital. Not too many people like to make them because it's a bit depressing. The nurses told me when I made my last hat delivery that they were out of the burial gowns and hats. They are crocheted, usually pink, blue or white. Sometimes the baby is actually buried in it, but sometimes the parents keep it as a keepsake. It does serve a need and the nurses tell me that the families are always grateful. Not as fun as hats and blankets but needed, nonetheless.
I'm off to my yarn basket. Have a wonderful Monday and I'll see you all again soon.