Thursday, June 18, 2015

17 to Nothing

 I finished putting together a blanket for my friend Mary. 
Her mom knit it long ago and never put the panels together. 
Mary's mom and my mom now have dementia.
Mary's mom still remembers things and she will be happy to have her blanket in their new care facility. 

Mary's mom was a careful knitter. 
Her stitches are lovely. 
Her gauge was a bit varied from panel to panel so I had to fudge a bit to line them up.
I crocheted the panels together and it made it easy to weave all her ends in too.

She ended all her panels with a loop.  I don't know why.
I had to take out the loop, corral the live stitches and wrestle them to the ground before finishing. 

My hat's off to all of you who said you like to finish your own work. 
You are even more amazing than I knew before.
 Finally, it is warm enough to sit on my porch at night.
I love summer porch nights. 
I actually turn down dinners out because they interfere with my porch nights. 

If you read Major Knitters blog, Jennifer that is, you will have seen her video on how she cuts a watermelon in under 4 minutes.
Fireman was impressed and had to try it. 
He says it is a great method and he uses it all the time now.
and go back a few posts if you want to learn .

If the Blackhawks hadn't won the Stanley Cup this week,  you may have heard that the Cubs won their game yesterday, 
Time to watch the Blackhawk Parade! 
Rain rain go away!


Katherine said...

Yea Cubbies!!!! Had doctor's appointments yesterday, got back late and crashed. Missed the game!

I need to try the watermelon cutting method. I make a real mess when I cut a watermelon and DH too. Maybe it's not hopeless after all.

Tired Teacher said...

I'll check out Major Knitter's video. I love watermelon, but it can be difficult to find a "good" one no matter how much tapping I do.

Araignee said...

What a great finish on that blanket! It's really beautiful.

Dee said...

That was such a sweet thing to do for your friend's mother! The blanket is lovely.

Nancy Kay said... evening on the porch...a little watermelon... and keeping track of your baseball team! Now that's summer!

Teresa Kasner said...

I will go see the watermelon technique next. So very lovely of you to finish that blanket for that woman. We lost 2 of our parents to Alzheimers.. my mom and D's dad. A treacherous way to go. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Wanderingcatstudio said...

The blanket looks lovely - a very sweet gift!
I just got more roses and a hibiscus for my back deck - nothing is better than sitting out there!

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