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I'm a mother of four grandmother of seven and great grandmother of three. I live with my husband in the house that we built with the help of my brothers and will have been married for 55 years this February.

Saturday, October 19, 2019

ON TO THE THIRD BABY BLANKET

Just a quick post this evening...
The big Maple tree in the front yard is bare already and we lost a lot of the beautiful foliage during the big rain and wind storm. We were lucky that the storm wasn't too bad here.
While the rain battered on the windows, I've made myself comfortable in my Lazy-Boy rocker recliner and crocheted away the hours. I'm on my third baby blanket.

There was a second funeral this week. A second cousin of my husband was killed in a lumber mill accident. He was pulled into a wood chipper. He was 50 years old and had a wife and a 12-year-old daughter. He lost his brother to cancer about 5 years ago. This poor family has had a lot of sadness to bear.

On a happier note, Michael's had a big sale on and had a 55% off on one item so I purchased a yarn winder because last evening one of the yarn I was working with got tangled when both ends came together somehow. I also was very lucky to find a skein of the same dye lot, light green yarn to finish my second baby blanket.



Here are the yarn winder and the ball of baby yarn I made with it.  The winder is clamped to the tabletop and I turn the crank to make a ball. It's a lot faster than doing it by hand.



Here is the third baby blanket. It's a shell pattern and very easy to do.  Obviously, this one will be for a baby girl. I'm enjoying working on this pattern and find it easier than the first pattern and will finish it before returning to the previous blanket.

I wish you all a great week and I hope that the sunshine finds you wherever you are.
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Hugs, Julia