Here is a post totally dedicated to one special little boy I know. Here he is yesterday after making his bed all by himself. This is a new task for him. This time he did it in just over 3 minutes, a world record! He is quite proud of himself.
I hate to say this to all you teachers out there but I really don't like at home school projects. I always groan when I see that we have to do one. This is for the 100 th day of school which is on February 5th. We had to make a shirt with 100 things on it. It is for a math grade so this is not something we can't do. Off to the craft store I went yesterday to look around for something to make it with. I had the shirt already so I bought fabric glue, little puff balls and iron on numbers. Little B and I went right to work, I hate to have anything hanging over my head. What if we are sick next weekend? What if I have a bad headache, it is best to get things done right away. Little B counted out piles of puffs while I tried to measure out dots in increments of 10 with reasonable accuracy. I placed the glue on the dots as he followed up with puff placement. It is done and he will have fun wearing it on the 5th.
Little Buddy's blanket is done! Hooray. I had a crochet hook in my hand all day of the Inauguration and all day yesterday. I just wanted it finished! Made with 10 skeins of Cloudborn Pima Cotton in the color Granny Smith, totaling 2,300 yards. I used a size H hook. This is an adaptation of the Traveling Afghan Square #3 by Wilma Westenberg. I added a chain 3 in every corner to make the square more square. I did not make puff stitches, rather used 3dctog, or 3 double crochet together for you non crocheters. Puff stitches take up a huge amount of yarn and they will catch in dog paws that are constantly walking around on one little boy's bed. I made 10 rounds rather than the 8 in the pattern and I joined the squares as I went along on the V-stitch row. I was looking for a denser pattern, see dog paws above, one that was durable and warm and not too frilly. I love the look and Little Buddy seemed pleased. He told me that the blanket was perfect for his bed and would be nice to snuggle in when he played his iPad because sometimes you just need something on you. I could not agree more.
So there is my first project of the year completed. My goals this year for creating are simple. Make what I want. Do not worry about yarn purchases, buy what I need with no regrets. Only count yarn used, not yarn coming in. Try to knit something because the name of this blog is Mereknits after all, but no pressure. Playing with yarn in any form is enough.
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