This is a totally selfish post, with really very little value to you as a reader. But I’m very excited about finishing my Call The Midwife-inspired afghan! (If you don’t remember what I am talking about, you can catch up here, here and here.)
I used up almost all my leftover yarn from my many years of making socks. It’s nothing more than a simple granny square blanket, whip stitched together. I added a tiny single crochet edging to give the blanket a little more strength, since I plan on using it all the time as soon as the temperature drops out of the 60s (the 60s are “Summer Weather” out here in Seattle. I was wearing shorts the other day, and my husband and I were going out to do some errands when he asked if I needed a jacket or something. I said “No, I’m good. It’s still plenty warm. It’s not supposed to get below 65 today.” This is still weird to me, coming most recently from Austin, where if the temperature dropped to the 60s, you broke out the sweaters. But I digress.)
Anyhoo, the blanket is kind of hideous, but I love it. It’s mostly wool, so it’s really cozy, despite being fairly thin. It’s just about the right size to fit over your lap when you’re sitting on the couch watching TV. And I think it’s pretty delightful.