Alright, so here I am!

Okay, all of my archives are moved over & I think I am ready to tackle a post.

The new Knitty is out today. Very lovely items but none as fantastic as the Laminaria shawl. Oh how it speaks to me! The green Estonian lace in a winged shape. Ah, how it makes me sigh. I guess I am feeling the need to move on to lighter knits now that we are in the full swing of spring here in SB.

I haven’t worked on much of anything in the past week. On Saturday I decided that it was time to pull out the Picnic Blanket & get it moving along again.


I have one more round of squares to crochet, that’s 34 squares more to make. I can do about 14 in a long day. Probably 6 in a regular evening. If I really push myself I could have it done to go on our picnic on Sunday. Of course, it needs a bag to be carried in so I will have to sew one up real quick like.

The single crocheting of all the squares together is another matter altogether. Yesterday all I was able to do is get two rows sewn vertically together. Today, one so far. The second isn’t far from being done and then I can move on to the horizontal seaming. See all those ends? For the most part they are all crocheted into the actual squares so I just need to go through and cut them all off. It would look much neater, don’t you think?

I ripped out the Transition Gloves as well as a pair of socks that just weren’t to my liking. I did a few rounds on the Venezia a few days ago. I am hoping that the Picnic Blanket will be my shining beauty to show I actually have done something useful!