I've been trying to plop myself down on the couch in front of the open fire and do a little knitting each night before going to bed. That time is very relaxing for me, and I think it's actually prepping me for a better night's sleep.
Also, I'm making progress on my knitted afghan!
My goal was to have this project done by the end of the holiday season just past so that when I put away my Christmas quilt I had out on the couch, the new knitted afghan could replace it.
Whoops. That looks like another quilt to me rather than the afghan. Yep. Sigh. Didn't get the afghan done on time so this quilt made of Civil War reproduction fabrics will have to do for a while.
I snapped this picture of the afghan strips laid out last week. (Looking at the picture just now, I think I placed the strips in the wrong order, too.) Since then, I've finished the fourth strip and have started on the fifth and last one. (I erroneously mentioned in a previous post that the afghan was made up of four strips. Guess I was having trouble counting that day. It's five strips.)
When I finish knitting this last strip I'm on now, I may need a couple of you to threaten me with whips to keep going and finish the project . . . by sewing the strips together. That's something I'm not looking forward to. It's gonna take some creative thinking to figure out what color yarn to use because I'll be matching blocks of different colors. So just what color do I use so it doesn't show? All the pattern says is "sew strips together." There must be a way to do it. It may take a little experimentation, but I'll figure it out.
Our last Christmas gathering
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