Remember the Tunisian Terror? The blanket I started for my mother in April 2014? I finished all the crocheting in April of this year and then started the embellishments. Behold! All the cross-stitching is done!
Here it is laid out in the order in which it will be assembled. Now all that remains is the sewing together of the squares. One row is sewn, eight rows remain to be sewn, and then comes stitching the rows to each other and putting a border on it. Stitching the squares together doesn’t really take long: I can do one row in an evening of TV watching, but truthfully, I’m so sick of looking at this thing that the blanket is lucky if I even pick up one row in a week.
Also in progress, two new projects — first, a baby blanket, the tried-and-true giant granny square of many colors for a colleague who is expecting a boy. All the leftover yarn from the Tunisian Terror is coming in handy for this one. I have another colleague also expecting a baby, but gender is unknown at this point, so that blanket will wait a bit. Also, I started another Christmas gift, the Chinook scarf, out of the drapy-est silk and cotton blend you ever felt, in a color called Sea Glass.
In book news, I just finished A Sudden Light by Garth Stein and started Seveneves by Neal Stephenson. Review pending of the Garth Stein book but it will be a favorable one. I’m less than 100 pages into the Stephenson and completely enthralled.
Bonus picture: Here’s Phoebe, who keeps me company when I’m here in my craft room writing or winding yarn or planning projects or simply goofing around on Facebook. She’s getting older these days and doesn’t have any teeth left, but she’s still a good dog. Aren’t you, sweetie? Of course you are.
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