Ah, Autumn, grey days, fire in the hearth, dog on my lap, working on crocheting a big "boy blanket" for Caleb. When he was born I asked my DIL if I could make him a blanket and she told me that he had plenty of blankets. But then when he got old enough to talk, he told me that I'd made Hayden a blanket and that he'd like one. Now I admit, this has taken me a LONG time, but I'm getting closer to finishing. I've told him I will keep working on this until I run out of yarn, which is imminent. It will be the size it is.. and with no edging. But when he wraps himself in it, he will know his grandma loved him.. with each and every stitch of the crochet hook.. even when I'm gone, it will be like a hug from his old grandma who loves him completely. :-)
I may have to make Hayden a bigger one. :-)
I have used a wonderful cotton yarn that of COURSE is discontinued. "cottontots" by Bernat. Why do big yarn companies do that?
What a nice thing to work on when it's chilly outside.
In a while, I will pack up my swim bag and head off to the pool. It's harder to go when the weather is cold and gray, but my friend Gracie helps me get out of the door as we swim together as often as possible. I had 3 weeks off of swimming due to a bad cold and then a week at the beach. But I'm better now and need to get back to the swim routine and get those muscles working - and my heart pumping. :-)
So... I just wanted to say hello and wish for you a warm place to rest and create wonderful things that your family will enjoy for many years to come.
((hugs)), Teresa :-)