July 21, 2016

In The Works...

Lately it seems I can't put my knitting needles down. 
 It's been one knitted project after another. 
 It seems I'm in a groove and I don't want to stop....
...I just want to keep on going.
 My last two projects were knitted baby hats.  I showed you one of them in my last post.  
Now I've started working on a blanket.  I know it's not the ideal project for the middle of Summer but I wanted something that didn't require a whole lot of thinking.  It's my first attempt at knitting a blanket so I chose a fairly easy pattern that only called for knits and purls.
 Easy enough.  I can handle this.  
Even though it's a simple design I really like the look of it.
Click here to see the pattern I am following. 
 It's very pretty.  I know you'll love it too.
 As most of y'all know I am a sucker for anything vintage and handmade.  I came across these quilts at our local thrift and just had to bring them home with me.  They're a little battered and ripped in certain places but for the most part they're in decent shape.  I think I can fix them with a little tlc.  They still have a lot of life left in them.  
 See all the vintage charm? 
 This one will be a favorite to take to the football games coming up this Fall.  
Oh yeah!!!
Thank You for all your kind comments on my last post about my fathers cancer journey.  He is now out of the hospital after spending three weeks there.  He is still recuperating from his surgery and hopefully in August he will start chemotherapy treatments.  Me and my two girls traveled up to Kansas to spend a week with him.  We came back home last Friday and I am still trying to catch up on things around the house.  You'd be surprised how much laundry and chores get backed up when Mom isn't around for a week.  It's crazy. 

Much love to everyone,


  1. Thanks for the pattern link. I am always looking for easy blanket patterns.

  2. Continued prayers for you and your Father. Loved the baby blanket and the lovely colour of yarn you have chosen.

  3. So glad your father come out of surgery ok, one hurdle down, lifes funny it throws us some challenges. All I can say is keep positive and you will be ok. Glad you are are still knitting for distraction, and those quilts you brought will be a good project too xxx

  4. I know what you mean about being in the groove with the knitting .......although it's winter here, so it's a lovely thing to sit and knit right now

  5. It is good to hear that your Father came through surgery and that you and your girls were able to be with him. It must have meant so much to him. Your knitting is lovely and so are your 'new' quilts. Life is sometimes very difficult, but keeping a routine and having little projects always helps. xx Karen

  6. I am happy to hear your Dad is back home and recuperating! Praying for him.
    I love the color you picked for the baby's blanket. Send some knitting mojo my way...I can't seem to finish this baby blanket project I started about 2 months ago...argh!!! Have a wonderful weekend!

  7. Your knitted blanket is beautiful Beca!!! I love the color too! I'm so happy to hear your dear father is home and that you and your girls were able to spend some time with him and your mom.
    I love those quilts! What a good find!!!
    Laundry.... it piles up and up and up... so much is always waiting for us when we return home.
    Love to you,

  8. What a great color! It will become a wonderful blanket. Pretty quilts, I love vintage things, too. All the best for your dad & have a good week! Nata xxx


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