What a labour of love it has been crocheting this sweet blanket. At times I felt that I was battling something when I had to rip out rows of it at a time. But – golly gee – it’s completed and I made this beauty all by myself. It is probably the most complicated thing I have made since I began crocheting two years ago.
When I found out that a family member was having a baby, I thought that making a baby blanket would be a fun project. I wanted to make something that wasn’t too “baby” or too boring to make. I like smaller projects because it feels like you’re accomplishing more. Or at least that’s how I feel. I searched everywhere for a pattern before I settled on this White Shell Lace Blanket. I loved the lace, the three-dimensional fringe and also the fact that it was made in parts. In June I started the blanket as a row of shells and today I finished it. It began as three panels that were then crocheted together before finishing off with that great fringe. All in all, I am happy with how it came together and I cannot wait to give it away. I also think that my Moms will be quite proud.
We spent a couple of days camping this week (more about that later). For the trip, I wanted to make some muffins. Growing up, we had fresh homemade muffins in the house every weekend. I found this recipe for Mini Strawberry Oat Muffins and substituted raspberries (more my favourite berry). They were delicious and froze well which meant we had some more to nibble on this morning after a big breakfast. This is one of the reasons that I love Sundays.