Yup, I finished my first Critter Knitters blankie — this crocheted in Plymouth Encore Chunky using a K hook.
Considering I haven’t crocheted for nigh on 20 years (and even back then only knew the basic stuff) I’m satisfied with the results. My goal was to not end up with a lopsided blankie and I succeeded. This baby is 18″ square.
In the afterglow of my crochet success, I’ve started crocheting a 24″ blankie.
Remember . . .
We are not just accepting knit and crochet blankets during this project — sewn and quilted blankies are welcome too! Be sure to check out the Critter Knitters website for guidelines on materials and sizes.
I strongly encourage any and all of you to consider making blankets, whether knit, crochet, sewn, or quilted. Because it’s for a great cause. Because you’ll feel good doing it. And because there is an absolute boatload of wonderful prizes there for the winning!
Lucy says . . . please?
Plugging away on my Flora collar. It’s fun to knit, but slow-going in the undeniably funky two-color garter stitch. But the reslts are very pretty, so I don’t mind the painstaking nature of the work . . . much.
Just for grins, I wound my Colinette yarn for my poncho into balls.
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Diet Coke With Lime
I see I am not the only aficionado of this nectar of the gods. I was asked if it’s hard to get here. I can find it easily in the grocery store, packaged in a variety of ways.
But at the office it’s a different story. In the building where I work there are three places where you can buy bottled sodas, and two of them have started stocking Diet Coke with Lime. Both places were clean out of it last week because the distributor who delivers it was out of it. There was much consternation.
I was happy to see it back in stock on Monday. But now I’m afraid they’ll run out before the next visit from the distributor. I ordered –excuse me– asked a couple of my team members to kindly not buy any so there would be more for me.
Yesterday, these two team members, who shall remain nameless (but you know who you are, Fred and Monica), conspired to purchase bottles of Diet Coke with Lime, then stood outside my office door and opened said bottles in unison, in flagrant disregard of my order –er– request.
This is insubordination to the highest degree.