Good evening! How time flies. But at least the snow has all gone now. I do love the snow, but it had become very dirty and forlorn looking. Time for it to go! It's a strange thing though, that when first opening the curtains to NO snow, the world looked strange somehow. Just for a few seconds. But reality has now returned and life has returned to normality. If only it were so simple as just an inconvenient little bit of snow for the people of Haiti. Such tragedy unfolding there, utter devastation. It seems to be worse with each successive news broadcast. It certainly puts things in perspective.
Back at home, my week has been unremarkable. Nothing much has happened in my teeny tiny piece of the World, but I have finshed a pair of socks that are long overdue. You can see the finished socks above. The yarn is sooooo pretty. I admired the same yarn that my pal josiekitten had used, but couldn't find it in the UK. When she returned from holiday in Germany, she very kindly brought me some back. I began knitting them on the way to 'I-Knit' back in September. Josiekitten and I had a great day. I've called them my 'Friendship Socks' and they are now finished. They'll be keeping my feet warm and snug at school tomorrow. I'm really pleased with them.
I could hold out no longer. I've looked at, touched, fondled, dreamed about, imagined and at last started to use my Debbie Bliss 'cotton DK' and begun my Attic24 inspired 'ripple blanket'. It's to make a blanket for my little grandaughter, who is due to be born in May. Here's progress so far.....
The photos were taken this evening, so the colours are not very accurate. The purple is nowhere as dark as it looks. The tutorial given by Lucy on here Attic24 blog is excellent. It's so easy to follow, with clear and helpful photos. So, the crochet side of things has been 'plain sailing'. However....... it's going to be a very expensive blanket. The yarn is cotton and there are only 84m per 50 g. I chose this yarn because cotton is hard wearing and easily washable and the range of bright colours was good. I have not come across anything better. However, one band of colour takes about two thirds of a ball of yarn!!!!! YIKES! That's one very expensive baby blanket. So........................................ Feeling a bit fed up about it tonight, after all the expectation, and annoyed that I hadn't thought about the yardage.
Still, it's not the end of the World and I feel so let down with myself, that I should be feeling annoyed about something so trivial. Tomorrow's another day. I can go to bed tonight in comfort and wake tomorrow to go about my business and enjoy the safety and security of my home and family. But I will go to bed tonight with the survivors of the Haiti earthquake in my thoughts.