In the meantime, I've been trying to get started on a new project. I finished the stacking bowls but found the balls too hard for my hands to work on. They are small and the finishing decreases are hard for me to do, especially since they need to be tight so no stuffing pops out. My right hand just could not handle it and the pain I felt was really bad so I gave up on the balls and will just give the bowls to the kids. I'm sure they will enjoy them and won't miss the balls.
My newest project is a blanket for a young man. One of my best friends has a son who was diagnosed with leukemia in May of 2011. After spending several months in the hospital, he was able to come home and was in remission soon after. In November of 2012, he started showing some signs of return and spent almost the whole month of December in the hospital receiving chemo and fighting infections. He is home now but will be traveling to Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville soon to start the process of having a bone marrow transplant. He is 21 and his life, the past couple of years, has been really hard, on him and on his parents. I decided I wanted to do something personal for him so a blanket it is.
His favorite colors are black, red and gold. I chose black, red and grey to make the blanket and I'm going to us Lucy's Granny Stitch blanket pattern. I've done my practice stitch and it worked out so now I'm ready to begin. Wish me luck.
Last week we had an ice storm come through. Friday morning everything was covered in a layer of ice and it was soooo cold! I didn't leave the house at all and the Hubs decided to take a vacation day. He has to drive 50 miles one way to work each day and then get into a tractor trailer and drive another 50-60 miles to deliver freight. I was very happy that he decided to stay home.
While I was at Hobby Lobby buying the yarn for my blanket, I found this.
Isn't it pretty? I came straight home and hung it on the door. Happy hearts for February. It makes me smile. February is one of my favorite months. There are lots of family birthdays in February. My grandson's is the 10th, my daughter's is the 12th and mine is the 13th. And of course, there's Valentine's Day, a perfectly wonderful excuse for chocolate eating! And who knows, Jellybean may decide to join the February birthdays!
Do you like Valentine's Day? Do you have happy hearts up in your home?
Thank you for stopping by. I hope you each have a wonderful day and week.