It still won't be ready by Christmas but it will get done eventually! It's almost as wide as I want it to be and then I am going to follow Mickey's instructions (Crochet Crowd on You Tube) on how to make it a rectangle and I will probably make it the size of the top of my bed. It is for my daughter and her family for their couch and her husband is a big guy! 6' 4" so a "throw" size just wouldn't make it.
I can practically do this in my sleep and it has been great for t.v. watching...no problem!
My daughter picked out the yarn and the pattern several years ago and they're still waiting! LOL!
Miss Peeps is a professional "photo bomber"! She's slowly....very slowly learning to leave my yarn alone. Grace never bothers it but Miss Peeps cannot be left alone in the room with yarn or any WIPs.
As you can see this hat is almost done but it will get ear flaps and braids still. There is a blue one that is finished that is for Sam and this one is for Grayson. Uriah got his last year in tan.
There's another project but I couldn't find it...imagine that! LOL! I'll find it before next week.
Here's another Christmas present....a baker's dozen of plant markers for my son and daughter who are both gardeners. They need another coat of paint but I ran out. I used my wine corks that I've saved for years (no, I'm not a lush..one glass a day is all). These are rubber but they worked fine and then they can write on them what the plant is with a permanent marker. I used skewers you use for shish-kabobs. A big package is really inexpensive and I already had all the supplies except now I need another can of spray paint. I'm not sure if they'll last more than one season. We'll find out!
The girls and I picked these up on one of our hikes this week and I'll show you what I'm going to do with them next week. It's not your usual pine cone craft so stay tuned! First I have to "bake" the bugs out of them.
Oatmeal cookies were baked last night as I was needing something for my sweet tooth. I used this recipe
from King Arthur Flour's website. Another fun website to visit this time of year is Williams Sonoma
They both have lots of great recipes and baking goodies for the holidays.
I feel so free now that I don't have to keep things a secret! LOL! Whew!
Oh, I almost forgot..........I sent for a free (postage paid) ThredUp bag that I will be filling with some items I hope to get paid for. I'm not expecting much but anything is better than nothing so I am sending them my very best....some of which has only been worn once for special occasions and then I gained weight so adios to those sizes! I'l let you know how I fare and I will take photos and post of exactly what I send them and what I get in return....cash wise. Have any of you used this site before to buy or sell? They have free shipping from now until Christmas Eve and I have a 40% off coupon for first time user.
I hope you had a good week and enjoyed your weekend. The Iowa Hawkeyes won again! 10-0 record so far!!!! The Bears lost...per usual when I get to watch them....and to a backup quarterback on the Denver Broncos! Geez....Bears! Oh well, at least one of my teams is doing well! LOL!
I'll be by this week to check on everyone. I'm still busy packing and cleaning and tossing!