Hello, friends! As Joe would say, "Welcome to Friday." The weeks just fly by, don't they? And here we are about to enter the last week of January. A lost month for me. I am feeling a lot better, although I have a wicked cough which I feel deep in my lungs and isn't going away. Each day, though, I am a little better and hopefully will be myself soon.
On Wednesday I went to Bible Study with Joe. It was the first time I had been to church this year. I sure didn't feel good and was happy I was able to sit on the sofa in the meeting area, put my head against the back of it, and close my eyes for awhile. But it was so good to be out of the house. My pastor isn't doing well health-wise either, so please my friends who pray, pray for Pastor Ralph. I'm not at liberty to say more, but God knows and that's what matters. And pray for Joe who now has what I have. I was taught to share when I was growing up.
The thing about being sick is I have had lots of time to knit. And one thing I have finally completed is my temperature blanket from 2019. I had the stripes finished the beginning of the month. It took a few days to catch up. But finally I put the border on using gray yarn. I am very happy with how it turned out. I was very disappointed at the beginning because I didn't like the dark colors, but as I got into the red, hot pink, yellow and orange, it began to pop. Looking at it makes me see just what a temperate climate I live in. Here's a photo I took of it to show you. January is at the top and December at the bottom.
I'm already using it and it is very warm.
I wasn't going to do another blanket this year, but when I was cleaning up the back bedroom I found a stash of beautiful, wonderful yarn that I couldn't resist using. I'm not sure I have enough for the entire year, but that's OK too. I started another blanket which is so different from any other I have done and is totally beautiful. I can't wait to show it to you at the end of the month.
The other thing I'm doing is an advent scarf from 2014. I have never had much luck with advent scarves but this is turning out nice. Here is the first day. Sorry it's so dark.
And here is the second day.
And the two of them together.
I am working on the third day now. It takes me more than a day to do each section. And even though I did the first part three times I can't seem to get the zig-zag pattern to line up correctly. The first of the designs is perfect but as the row goes on it gets more and more messed up.
Again, I know I don't have enough yarn for the entire thing, but we'll see how far I get. In the meantime, I'm just enjoying doing it. I really like to knit lace.
And with that I am going to get off of here and get myself together. I am trying to do something productive today. I have had too many days where I just sit on the sofa doing nothing.
I hope you all have a good day too.