The one thing about striped crocheted blankets is all the ends you have to weave in at each color change.. two at each join, to be exact. :-) I have been good about doing this chore after each block of colors, and I finished the blanket body a day before yesterday and then commenced on darning in the ends. I have a few more to go and then the wait for one more week for Lucy to announce the border design and colors.
I have created a nice little technique of my own which works so well you can hardly tell it's the "end" side of the blanket. :-) I add the new yarn and tie a square knot, when I sew them in I use a darning needle and sew through the blanket yarn and draw the knot into the yarn so you can't see it, then I weave the needle through the crochet so you can't see it, through and through and then snip it off.
Several years ago I spied somewhere this pair of sewing scissors and got obsessed with finding a pair for moi. They are made in France by Sajou with faux handles of ivory, mother-of-pearl and tortoise shell. I've also gotten some Sajou linen threads for my hand-sewing projects and repairs.
What are your favorite sewing or embroidery scissors? Do tell!
Dayle was going to volunteer with me at the falls yesterday as my friend Shirley had seen snow was possible there and lives quite far away and didn't want to risk it. But we got a call from the falls by the volunteers doing the morning shift and they said it was snowing like crazy there and recommended we not go. So, we had a nice afternoon and then headed to our dinner reservation at Bumper's Grill for our Valentine meal. :-) Filet Mignon, baked potato and asparagus. YUM!
For special occasions we indulge in dessert so we shared a crème brûlée. They make an exceptionally good one there!
A very thin topping, torched sugar makes a crispy crust, the vanilla custard is smoooooth and creamy. Delish!
I'm sharing another amazing photo of Multnomah Falls found on Facebook. The photographer's name is on the bottom. Isn't it gorgeous?
Guess what I'll be doing today? Packing up my Valentine decorations, putting the heart decorated tablecloth in the laundry, and putting a fresh cloth on the table. AND.. sewing in the rest of the ends on my blanket. Then I'll have to figure out what project to do next.
Have a fabulous weekend.. any big plans?
((hugs)), Teresa :-)