I finally finished my dads blanket, the Red and Cream blanket, just in time for our Grand Final football match AND dad’s team was one of the two teams playing. We (all the kids) gathered here to have a bbq lunch however it was way too cold to stand outside cooking, so I just cooked it all on the stove top and in the oven.
The match started at 2pm, we set dad up in a comfy chair almost on top of the telly so he could see properly (macular disease) I grabbed my knitting and a nail biting 3 hours later it was all over AND WE WON!!!!!! Only just, but we won. I was so, so happy for my dad, we cheered and hugged and I had a glass (or three) of champagne. He has been a faithful follower for 80 years now. I had streamers up around the loungeroom so it looked cheerful.
Here is the blanket, no particular pattern, just plodded along with sc, dc, htr, tr and grannies, changing color whenever I felt like it. He loved it and that was the main thing, it’s not perfect by any means, but was made with a heart full of love.
I found an original 1970’s badge on ebay to sew into the corner, there were 5 all together so I just gave him the others. He had a little wobble in his voice when he said thank you, awww dad you’re so welcome, I love you.
After the game had finished my daughter in law picked up a crochet hook and I ended up teaching her to make chains and how to do a dc. I gave her a hook, yarn and book to take home with her, be interesting to see if she has made anything. Told her to youtube as well.
September school holidays for two weeks have just ended, I had my granddaugher for the day on Tuesday, the weather was perfect, off to the park first thing, then home to eat some lunch. We went to the movies and saw the new Tinkerbell movie, it was gorgeous and I was right into it and even got a little teary at one stage, highly recommend it for little (and big) girls. Anabelle dressed up in a fairy dress and looked so sweet. At the end of the movie all the little girls went down the front and danced to the music and they were all dressed in fairy dresses.
When we came out of the theatre she saw the trampolines and ‘Please nanna can I go on one, I’ve never been on one before’ So they harnessed her in and got her bouncing and off she went. She loved it, her little face had the biggest smile on it. As you can see her fairy dress was a very bright green/yellow.
Another playground to explore in the shopping centre, shopping for a Tinkerbell dvd and coloring book and then home, I flopped onto the couch and had a coffee. She had dinner with us then I took her to her other grandma’s house. I think she had a good day 🙂 I did.
Since I finished dads blanket, I have knitted three pairs of booties and a vest, now I am 300 meters into a baby blanket that will be winging its way to Ireland by Christmas, I am using 10ply Bendigo Woollen Mills pure wool, it is so light and soft. I have another one to do, that needs to be finished by Feb, think I will do it in Bendigo Woollen Mills cotton, it is so soft and it is for an Aussie baby.
My busy three weeks start again on Monday as the dance school is open for 4th term and it is a busy one too as we have our concert in December. I am looking forward to the holidays this year, two weeks of relaxing, well almost.
Take care one and all.
xo S xo