Always keep those hands moving!

I have a problem where I can’t simply sit and watch t.v. It makes me feel like I’m wasting time if I don’t have a hook or needles in my hands! However, there are always down times, you’re in between projects or the inspiration is just not there. Luckily a few months back I came up with a solution, one that is easy to pick up and put down, plus you never need to buy yarn for it, win win!!
I’ve started making mitered squares. Instead of connecting as you go, typical of the “memory” style blanket, I’m simply making the squares and storing them away in a box. No need to buy yarn, just use the left over balls from previous projects. When I finally decide I have enough, I’ll sew them all together and have a squishy warm blanket to remind me of all past projects. 😍
I haven’t settled on a game plan yet for construction, but I’m totally leaning towards dropping them all in a bag and just pulling them out in a random order. Thinking a fun patchwork look to it. Someday in the next few months hopefully, I’ll be posting the actual blanket!



Hate the cold, love the snuggles!

There are so many reasons I can not stand the winter. The cold, the snow, the grey, the cold, lack of leaves on trees, the ice, and most importantly, let’s not forget the cold!!
When the sun goes down at 4:30 p.m. and the wind is howling, there is nothing better than snuggling up with a cozy blanket. Obviously there is no better blanket than a homemade one, but I didn’t need to tell you that.
Here is a pile of my homemade favorites:

The top two I made for my daughter, the bottom one is a ripple made from yarn scraps and the black and white is by far my favorite! It was done in tapestry style, was time consuming and so worth it.

That’s all for now, sorry no patterns this week. Hang in there, working some things out for you fine folks, my scattered brain is trying to do too many things at once again!!
See you soon, until then, stay warm.