Yes, I am still knitting! I just finished another pair of Skpy socks in Blue Moon Fiber medium weight. The color reminds me of ripe avocado flesh. This yarn is truly special and I keep meaning to stock (sock!) up on my favorites. The problem is that BMFA does not make a color that I don’t need.
At the end of a long winter I started making artisan bread again. Go figure. I have a problem keeping the dough warm as our old house is very drafty. I said to myself – “Self, you are a quilter. Make a bread bowl quilt!” Duh. This little mushroom and gnome are backed in terrycloth which makes for a substantially warmer covering than a dish towel provides. Does anyone out there still make bread? Do you think that there will ever be a need for a bread bowl quilt pattern? LOL
My daughter has a stepsister who has an enchanting five year old daughter. Alyvia is a strong minded girl and she stayed outdoors too long during our zero degree days. As a result, she sustained terrible frostbite on her small legs and was hospitalized. She underwent a painful stay in the burn unit, but I am happy to report that she is healing well. I decided to make a throw for her days ahead resting on the couch – mermaids (which she loves) in fishbowls. Imagine having your very own mermaid and small octopus swimming about in a fishbowl? I enjoyed the making very much.