Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Another Baby Blanket and Cool Evenings





I started a baby blanket today. It's going to be  for my friend's grandson. He is due in October. This is the stroller blanket that I usually crochet for gifts. I had the yarn in my stash. One of the ladies I used to knit with gave me several balls of baby yarn that she didn't need. It's so nice to have a variety of colors and wool available for gifts. It saves me money,  and provides hours of enjoyment. I had forgotten how meditative crocheting is. It really relaxes me.

The Hermiones Socks are coming along well. I completed the gusset today. Now it's smooth sailing. I just need to finish the foot and the toe, and then will do the second sock.  It's a different toe  than I have done in the past. Following the pattern will make me think. Sometimes I like doing patterns I know well, because it is pretty stress-free. I try to keep a balance of challenging projects and easy, simple knits. I still need to finish that Carbeth sweater. Some of the knitters on Ravelry were knitting it in four days. I just can't deal with alpaca when the temperature has been over 100 degrees. I think I'll wait till it's cooler. No wonder I was calling it Carpark.


The evenings have been cooler. I enjoy sitting out on the patio and watching colors of the sky shift and change. Each time I exercise Lula,  I walk by my neighbor's  horses and goats.  It gives a nice feel to our street to have farm animals. So many of the residents have chickens. You can hear the roosters crowing each morning. I love the sound of the hens squawking after they lay their eggs. It's the perfect natural  music to listen to as I drink my morning coffee. How are things with you?

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  1. It all looks and sounds rather lovely.

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    1. Thanks Tania. The cooler evenings and mornings make a huge difference.

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  2. sounds like such a lovely walk,, a mix of country and city, the stroller blanket is beautiful and I really like the socks, you would laugh if you saw the socks I knit, I have always knit and even though my eyesight is beyond pattern reading I still knit socks and mitts, by memory, there are dropped stitches and a few lumps and bumps but it was better than giving up,, thank you for sharing this,

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    1. Hi Laurie, That's great that you continue to knit. It can be challenging with eyesight issues. Thanks for reading and commenting.

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  3. some nice little projects going there; yeh i have the same problem in the heat too with the sweats (menopause) trying to knit a jumper, we've had warm days here of late which is making my knitting slow down again.
    i used to knit a jumper in a month, years ago now, fingers & hands are too stiff to knit fast now, though am guessing at this but i bet knitting a jumper in the round would be heaps quicker which is what i would love to have a go at doing once i finished the 2 i have on the needles.
    love farm animals too, most of us around here all have chooks, my next door neighbour has turkeys, darn noisy things they are too! a couple of neighbours have horses & sheep & goats as well.
    lovely post
    thanx for sharing

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    1. Hi Selina, Fortunately no sweats, just don't want to have it laying in my lap in this heat. Sounds like you have several farm animals in your neighborhood, as well.

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  4. Hi! Such a pretty blue for the baby blanket. You are busy knitting! (I'm a bit lazy about learning to knit right now). I wish we could have chickens here....we couldn't in Delaware either (unless you had an acre or more of land). Andrea

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    1. Thanks Andrea. Yes, it's a nice shade, and the yarn is very soft. That's too bad you can't have chickens there. I am on a third acre, but we are zoned for farm animals.

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  5. I had to smile about clear sailing after setting the gusset on your socks. I always feel the same way! The baby blanket is lovely and I am sure it will be an appreciated gift. I am feeling the urge to knit a sweater, but I just cannot face it while it is still hot. I am loving the cooler temperatures also. No chickens at our house, but the neighbors on the next block below have 3 that cluck away.

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    1. Yes, I breathe a sigh of relief at that point, Anita. I look forward to seeing your socks and sweater. Your work is always so pretty.

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  6. Your street looks so peaceful - a nice place for walking Lula.

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  7. Thanks Lady Locust. Yes, we have biked and walked miles and miles here together...

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  8. Still very warm and a bit humid here. Lovely shade of blue, I find crochet and knitting very relaxing xx

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    1. Thanks Cheryl. Several people have commented on the shade of blue. It reminds me of a robin's egg. Enjoy your crafting...

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