Happy weekend everyone!! So glad to see you popped by today!
Hubby and I just had a good laugh looking at my blog "Visitor Stats." Yesterday I had 598 people stop by the blog - today only NINE!!
I guess it's a slow day in blogland!
Maybe my regular visitors have been too busy making Brownies in a Mug like we did today. Mmm....Lovely little lady REALLY enjoyed hers - especially with the dollop of whip cream on top!
Before I go any farther in this post, I want to point out the new button at the top, right-hand side of the blog page.
YES - I've joined the Instagram brigade.
It's taking a bit of time to build up my photo roll, but I'm working on it. : ) And I'm also trying to follow as many of my favourite bloggers as I can, too.
Now for a project I have worked on since Christmas and is FINALLY done!
When Michaels had all of its yarn on sale right after Christmas, my daughter and I spent a bit of time choosing the right combination of worsted weight yarn to make a large afghan for our family room.
I am so pleased with our colour choices!
And they came together so beautifully using Lucy's Granny Stripe pattern.
At first I wasn't happy with the fact that all of my rich, dark colours were together and my pastels were side by side. Now that it is done, I like the way it looks.
My youngest son, Camden, was particularly excited about the creation of this blanket. He ADORES anything knit or crocheted. In fact, he chooses to wear hand-knit sweaters to school almost every day because if feels like he is "wearing a blanket and it is cozy!" (Those are his words, not mine!)
At this point, the afghan was only a 2 feet wide, but that didn't stop him from wrapping it around himself while he caught some CBeebies on the ipad.
I struggled for a long time about the border. After the pink row, I could not figure out which colour to do next. I tried each colour until I found yellow worked the best. Then came green and red. Now, I really enjoy the crisp-ness of these colours.
And there she is---lounging comfortably on our family room sofa.
Hubby admits that he wasn't so sure about this project from the beginning - "Pink and red together--- and in the family room?"
But now he's all over it - or rather, I usually find it all over him!
Not an evening goes by that he isn't curled up under it watching his favourite shows or reading his chosen books.
And tonight - it was the thread that held three-fifths of my family together while they watched another edition of "Hockey Night in Canada."
And really- that's why I spent 6 weeks making it. Not only was it a joy to make but it also brings cozi-ness to our home during these cold winter months.
Much love and warmth to you and yours,