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Monday, April 16, 2012

Rainy Tuesday!

Wow, it was a busy weekend for us here!  I guess that's what happens when you're gone for a week.  I've been playing catch up with laundry and everything else.  I have accomplished everything on my to-do list for today, except ironing and I will do that as soon as I finish on the computer.  Absolutely no knitting was done this weekend, but hopefully, when the ironing is done I will find a few minutes this afternoon to work on the infamous baby blanket.

The family from Walla Walla drove up yesterday and bought our pop-up camper.  They were happy that we were asking so little for it.  Basically we asked what we paid for it last fall.  I posted it on Craigslist Saturday, he called 10 minutes after I posted it and they were very happy with it.  I hope they enjoy it.  Maybe we can get a hard sided camper at some point in the future, (one with a bathroom!)

This morning I also made reservations for a condo at  D'Sands in Lincoln City Oregon for a week in May.  It will be a travel month for me to be sure.  I'm going to visit my mother-in-law in Nebraska for 10 days during the first part of May.  Then to D'Sands and to visit our daughter for another 10 days later in the month.  Am I spoiled or what?  Poor hubby has to work and can't go to visit Mom, but he is going to D'Sands with me.  I can't wait.  I love the ocean and who knows?  Maybe I'll get to see Teresa again!

So - I deleted a bunch of pictures from my earlier posts and looky here!  I can show you pictures again!  The first two photos are of the blanket for our newest grandchild yet-to-be-born.  It's done in sections.  First the center is done in two panels and sewn together and the cream border added.  Now I'm working on the first half of the sheep border.  It's taking a looonnnng time!  Can you see the bobbins of yarn hanging off the ends?  Sometimes I have up to 20 bobbins hanging off the back of the work!  There is another border that goes around the sheep border too!  This is about 6 weeks of work.  I usually whip out a aby blanket in a day or so.  This is a new experience for me. :-)  I only work on it at home though because it takes lots of concentration and has lots of yarn hanging off the back of it that keeps tangling up in each other.  I think it will be really cute when it's finished though, don't you?  I've never attempted something like this before and although it can be frustrating, it's fun too.  There are so many ends woven in on the backside that I'm going to have to find a way to put a back on this to cover up the mess.  Any ideas?

 A little bit closer look at the sheep.  Sorry the it keeps rolling up so I can't get a decent picture for you.
 Here are a few burial gowns for the preemies at the hospital.  I'll be making a hat and gown delivery in the next week or two before I go to Omaha.
 And here are a few of the baby hats I've done in the last week or so.  These are my "carry around" project.  I always have a baby hat on the needles in my purse.  I knit standing in lines, waiting at red lights, etc.  It keeps the blood pressure down!

I'm so happy to be able to post pictures again.  I can't wait to hear what all of you are doing this spring.  We had a beautiful weekend, now rain and hopefully sun again by the weekend.

Have a wonderful day!




  1. very cute sheep! You could try looking for a thin fleece to sew to the back? I know most people don't but it would cover the threads and make it super cosy!

  2. The baby blanket is soooo adorable! It is a work of art and of love. Thanks for sharing!
    (PS. Not much time for writing, sorry. I've been doing a lot of research for friends with medical issues. Hugs!)

  3. I would whip stitch a cotton or flannel backing to it. then you wouldn't have to weave in all the ends. It's going to be a beautiful blanket. good job.

  4. Hi Betsy, we have sunshine and showers and it is really cold today.
    Love the blankets, I do like sheep!
    Carol xx

  5. Hi Betsy.. that blanket is going to be an award winner! I think some flannel fabric on the back would be good. I do hope we can get together for a lunch when you're coming through this way. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  6. Betsy, I would love to knit little hats like that: could you perhaps post the pattern? Blessings!