J A N U A R Y
OK, how is it the end of the month? Didn't the year just start? At least it feels that way to me. Let's see what I can talk about today.
We had snow and cold temperatures. Very cold temperatures. I can't remember the last time it was in the teens for days on end.
Because it was so cold I really didn't do much this month. I stayed in the house a lot and because I was still feeling the effects from my fall in December, I slept a lot. I guess I was hibernating! But now that the weather is getting better and warmer I hope to be doing more.
I took my finished temperature blanket and added a two inch white border around it instead of leaving it fringe. It looks so much better and lays better too. I haven't taken a picture of it because Joe uses it all the time. But here's what it looked like before.
Here is October's section. See the 80* pink section? How I wish!
And here's the entire thing before I added the border.
I liked doing this so much that I joined a couple of groups on facebook that do temperature blankets. I never realized there were so many ways to do them. So I've started another blanket for 2018. I'm doing this one corner to corner and in garter stitch so it has a completely different look even though I am using the same colors. Here is January's section. It was so cold that for the first time I had to use navy since the temperatures were in the single digits.
I am so excited to see how this will turn out.
I am also working on two scarves in ivory for two of my friends who are having birthdays. I am having lunch with Donna on Saturday. I am almost finished with the first one so I think I will be OK with that. Chris' birthday is the 6th so I have to move with that one. I'm glad I have the Crafters meeting on Friday so I will have 1 1/2 hours to work on them.
I hope February will be more interesting. I know I have a few things coming up that I will take you along with. It's just no fun to blog a boring day and there have been a lot of them because of the cold. I'm so looking forward to being able to get out in the yard and start gardening.
So before I end you know I have to show you a picture from my Breathtaking Views calendar. This is the lighthouse at Grand Haven, Michigan.
Enjoy your day, everyone!
Weather in Philly:
High: 34*F Low: 17*F
Sunrise: 7:09 a.m. Sunset: 5:18 p.m.
10 hours and 9 minutes of daylight