I am home from work today, more about that later, so I thought I would show you this baby blanket hot off the hook. I seriously finished the last row this morning.
The early morning sun is washing out the colors, so think of them as slightly more intense but still very soft. Made with Berroco Modern Cotton and a size I hook. The gray is #1608 Gadwall and the pink # 1610 Brenton Point. About 1,000 yards of yarn were used to make this blanket, three skeins of gray and two of the pink. Again I used a simple 14 stitch ripple which should have made this up pretty fast, but with my lack of time to make it it took almost a month to finish it.
I have already been shopping for this baby girl who should arrive in June. I believe her name will be Reagan.
I hope this blanket will be used with love.
After the anniversary puppy incident I have to say the weekend did not get a whole lot better. Try giving the dogs medicine through a syringe to coat their bellies twice a day. Speaking of bellies, Little Buddy's was upset and he had yet another throw-up-fest after dinner on Saturday. He gets them every few months yet I am always caught off guard when they happen. He still was not himself yesterday, and even though he ate this morning he was still a bit sensitive. My husband and oldest boys are in Kansas to see a basketball game, and I would be an hour away from Little Buddy's school if they called and he was ill. Frankly as I was getting my lunch ready for work, still contemplating what to do, I almost start to cry. And if you know me at all that just isn't me. I really think I just needed a break, alone for a few hours at home just by myself. So for once in my life I actually took a mental health day. Well I do have a wee cold so there is that too, and no voice, but staying home was all about my mental well being and being close to Little Buddy if he needed to come home.
I think as women, mothers, working women, wives, daughters and friends we always put ourselves last. I know I have and that is not the smartest thing to do. So for once in this crazy life of mine I decided that it was not worth the money, the driving, the stress that would surely occur especially after last week, to go to work. I can't do this often, probably not even again this year, but for today I did and I have to say I am kind of proud of myself. The furry boys and I have finished Season 1 of The Marvelous Mrs Maisel, I finished the blanket, I have things to make a quick dinner, I have rested my mind and have just been alone. It has been wonderful and frankly now that I have done it I could use a few more days!
Just for fun I found some of these photos of Little Buddy when he was very young. He wasn't even living with us in the first two.
Look at that very concerned face, and boy was he a drooler!
It wasn't so long ago his glasses were much too big for his cute little face. He has grown up hasn't he? He is a delight and the light of our lives, even when he has had a tough weekend. I reminded him that even when he is sick he is loved, and even when he won't stop crying for 2 hours about not going on an adventure he is loved. Even though I wish he was happier and I had to put him in his room for a bit or I was going to lose my mind, he is loved.
Have a wonderful week my friends.