It hasn't been the coldest of winters. A couple of weeks ago we actually put a crocheted blanket on each of the girls' beds for a little extra warmth around dawn. It is very satisfying to see something you've made yourself warming and enfolding your little ones.
The granny square rug was made for our bed and occasionally ends up there but is more often found on the couch over the TV audience. I found the squares a little tedious by the end although I avoided hours of joining together by using the method where you crochet the last row (blue in this case)to the next square. So it gets joined as you go, a much less onerous task.
It was time to go back to the stripes although this time they are not zig zag ripples. This one is for one of the boys. It is not quite as long as I'd like it but can be used in the meantime between stages because it only needs one stitch to start again. By crocheting in the ends as you go there is no finishing off at all.
It could do with a couple of rows all around to edge it but I'm not sure in what colour and it doesn't feel like it is finished yet. There are only two more to go till each child has one.
It feels like a little trick I'm playing on my body. You can't get sick again because I haven't finished all five blankets. That might mean I'll never quite finish the last one....just in case!
Now to finish off this post a little tight pants humour to set the day right. My brother showed me this long ago and you may have already seen it but it makes my heart sing! Number 3 Child did the little tight pants dance and song out to the car yesterday and will do anything I say if I start to do it myself in, for example, a school car park.