It’s done! I finally finished the big blanket for my youngest daughter. It took a lot of work and time but her Packer emblem corner to corner graph afghan is done. In the picture on the left it is laying on top of my king size bed and a few inches hang over on the left and right side. At the bottom you can see the G better. With it across my bed, it hung down about a foot on each side. It was a big blanket.
It feels odd not having a BIG project to do. I’ve started an afghan for one of my nieces. I have a couple of other projects but I’m starting to wind down on the crocheting.
It might be time to work on writing again. I’ve started the next Wayfarer novel and am looking forward to where it will take me.
It’s been an extremely busy few weeks. The two daughters in Atlanta came home for a weekend. We celebrated the youngest getting her master’s degree. We are really proud of her. We had a family gathering at our house over the weekend.
It was good to have them home to get after Ken for doing too much. He still hasn’t passed his kidney stone. He has good days and bad days. I’m hoping it passes soon so he is out of pain.
I did the middle daughter’s taxes while she was home. This weekend I have more taxes to do. I’ll have to tackle ours as well as doing two other people’s taxes.
This month is zooming by with one thing after another. One of the things I’d like to stop is the ER and Urgent care visits. It would be nice if everyone could be healthy for maybe two or three weeks in a row so we don’t have to go to either ER or Urgent care… I’m not holding my breath.
Apparently I’m getting to know the people at urgent care. Yesterday Ken had an attack of kidney stones. We spent three hours dealing with urgent care and then getting him prescriptions. It was a long day. He and I both napped when we got home. His and my list of things to get done – didn’t get done.
A good thing from yesterday – yarn arrived in two boxes. One box was my order from Herrschners which was part of my Christmas gift. The other box was yarn to finish a project I ran out of yarn for.
Last night after my napping and general grumpiness about the day, I organized the yarn. I got projects organized for taking to work (for lunch hour and training crocheting) as well as got the yarn organized for the project I ran out of the yarn. I even managed to get a couple of rows done on the project. It has 15 or 16 balls of yarn attached to it. My plan (and we know how well plans go in this house) is to work on the computer for a bit this morning and then go back to crocheting. The blanket I’m working on is for my youngest and she will be here in a few weeks.
It was a bad night for me with waking up a lot of times. The weather is also very damp which means I’m aching a lot. My gout and arthritis are not happy right now which makes me want to do nothing but sleep. However, I have to go back tomorrow so I’ll try to stay awake.
Once I’m done on the computer, I’ll work on a crochet project and hope to find something interesting to watch. I may have to resort to DVDs rather than tv. It might be a good day for movies as Ken will be wrapped up in football.
The blanket for my daughter is heavy and warm – which means I sweat a lot while I work on it. Each row is different so I can’t just crochet and crochet. I have to stop after each row to determine how many stitches of each color. It’s turning out beautifully but it is definitely time consuming. The nice thing – I’ve got two more like this planned and I have already taken the time to write up one of them so I have the color changes already written up. I am working on the second one in the hopes of making it easier to work with.
Hopefully my plan for the day works. If not, I’ll go with the flow. However, it would be nice to have things happen the way they are supposed to – for a change.