I am still here, but haven't had the time or desire to blog. Has that happened to you? I have been keeping occupied, thought, with knitting and quilting and gardening and, of course, work.
DH and I are doing a garden redesign, and knowing him like I do, I realized that it probably wouldn't be finished this year. So I planted my garden in containers. The yard is dotted with blue containers: the bell peppers are over there, and the tomatoes are here. Oh and let's not forget the squash and pumpkins. Lettuce and basil are hiding under the row covers over in the corner. The plants don't mind as long as they get water and food.
Today was designated quilt basting day. My feet are telling me that I basted two baby quilts and four table runners. Next step is to quilt them.
At any given time there are two different projects on the knitting needles. There are the ever present socks that I carry in my bag for those waiting moments. I save the bits of sock yarn and then knit up some squares when I get four or five in the basket. The squares measure 7.5" and will eventually be combined into a blanket. It is a visual record of all the socks I have knitted. So currently, it is just a pair of socks and the squares. My Sister's Sweater is still waiting to be blocked.
I recently finished this ripple baby afghan. No, it isn't knitted but crocheted. I love the ripple pattern and believe it is my go-to pattern for crocheted afghans.