Saturday, January 24, 2009
Finishing What I Once Started
In August of 2007, our family moved to Louisiana. Our furniture came to our new house and the next day school started. Boy, was it ever hectic! We moved from an almost 3200 square foot house; plus we had a whole attic full of storage area, a 2 1/2 car garage (we put our cars in it plus my husband had all his workbench, tools etc in it). The garage also had a storage room with cabinets in the back for extra paint, etc, and we also had a big storage building out back for our yard and garden tools. It was quite the shocker to move our family of six from this to a 2300 square foot house with absolutely NO storage.
The reason I tell you this, is because after about 1 1/2 years, we are still unpacking. Just before Thanksgiving, I found a box of yarn and several half done crochet blankets. One was a baby blanket. I finished that one off and gave it to one of my walking buddies granddaughter. It actually turned out quite nice (wished I'd taken a picture of that one). Then I took out the next blanket and promptly started on it. When I ran out of yarn, it still was not big enough even for a lap blanket, so I went to buy more yarn, and found I could not find the blue or variegated yarn I had started out with so many years ago. I had to settle for the pinkish color...not what I wanted. I had to make up the pattern as I went and the above picture is what it turned out to look like. I'm not as pleased with it as the baby blanket I had done. My stitching is not consistent, and it has more pink in it than I wanted. I think, though that my grandma might like it. You see, she is about to turn 90, and her sight it going. Because it is so bright, I think she may be able to see it, so in the mail it will go...off to Colorado for her 90th birthday party. Wish I could be there. My thoughts will be with her.