Along with some cross-stitching (and knitting of course – that goes without saying, like breathing) I have been continuing to crochet. Below is one of two doilies I made for gifts – from a pattern! It was the first time I’ve ever followed a crochet pattern, and I’m pretty sure that despite my best efforts I got the count wrong and ended up with too many petals, but hey they lie pretty flat. I will continue to learn (and count).
You might remember the Granny Square that Grew? Thank you to those who wrote in with suggestions as to how to keep it from becoming a Granny rhomboid. I blocked it a few times as it grew, and started every new row on a new side, and the result is to my liking:
This blanket will be a gift for Ena. Ena is one of the people that Michael used to refer to as my “eldees”: those people whose church elder (get it?) I was, before I had to step down as an active elder to care for the Dafter. I always enjoyed visiting Ena. She’s a fiercely independent older lady who not too long ago was a hillwalker and a Swedish Exercise enthusiast. Recently her health and sight has been failing. While I made this blanket, I thought of her. She really feels the cold these days, so I hope that even if she can no longer see the blanket, she can feel its warmth, and know that it was made for her with love.