How in the heck did it get to be the end of August already. I want back the sun, the shine, the heat, and the lazy days. Oops, I'm thinking perhaps I indulged a bit too much in the lazy days and that's why I accomplished less than I had planned.
I will admit that when my children are here, I'll push every thing to the back and leave all my time open to whatever they want or need done. Daughter has been home almost four months since her last school term ended. I can't complain about a minute of the time I have spent with her, though I do wish I had spent my spare time a little wiser.
Would a to do list help. I know people who write them and then tick off completed items. I could try that, a weekly or monthly list that would show what I've done. Oh wait, I did that last year but gave up after about five months. I kept losing the list. Fortunately I have this blog. It has all the tracking that I need. It has photos, lists of supplies, links to patterns and best of all, feedback from my online friends and readers. What else could I ask for, except maybe for personal visits with each of you where we could stitch together, sip tea/coffee and chat. That would be great.
Back to the afghan. The neighbours moved in at least fifteen years ago and we met them as they were building their house. I'm on hugging basis with the entire family. I could have went to the store and purchased any gift, but I like the personal touch. A hand knit afghan is always welcome. This pattern is from a ball band from Bernat Super Value Yarn. It's the lacy Waves Afghan. I selected three yarns different from that suggested: Honey #07469, Forest Green # 53243, and Redwood Heather # 53522. The pattern is straight forward, though careful counting is required. I have had to fix a few errors during the first repeat. If I pay attention, I can knit one band of colour in an evening. That easily will see it completed prior to the wedding. If not, they are going on a honeymoon and won't need it till they arrive back home. whew, breathing space.
As I have been stitching, I was wondering who else stitches wedding gifts, what do you make?
Mister Linky is waiting below and he'd love to see links to wedding gifts you have made as well as a link to your current needlework post.