Pinks with lime Blankie

Today is a real blah day for me.  I’m not sure why, maybe because the summer job search is proving difficult (No, I really don’t want to use up my time by taking items from a box and arranging them on a store shelf, no matter how much I need a paycheck) (If I work nightshift, Husband says he would have to look for a mistress—but the background checks and interviews would be too exhausting).

Or the sound of chainsaws and branch-grinder is getting on my nerves badly enough that I’d like to send a flagpole into the machinery to jam it up.
The tree-trimmers have been in our neighborhood for over a week, even Saturdays.
Yet we still lost electric power during a storm.

A positive thing is I finished the latest blankie.  34″x36”

I’ve toted it all over the place during its construction.
My mother-in-law admired it while she was here for its beginning.  I worked in 8 rows, then ripped out 4 of them, on the trip to St. Louis airport.
My mother in Ohio held a corner and declared it to be so soft and welcome for a baby.  The neighbor girls say the colors are sooo pretty.  A retired Home Ec professor gave a grade of A for the stitches and pattern.

worked with a size G hook in 3-ply yarn

multiple of 3 chain stitches

Row 1—(right side) Work 1dc in 4th ch from hook, 1 sc in same ch,
*ch2, skip next 2ch, work 1dc and 1sc in next ch; repeat from * across

Row 2—ch 3, turn, skip sc, work 1 dc and 1 sc in first dc,* ch 2,
skip ch 2 and sc, 1 dc and 1sc in next dc; repeat from * across

Repeat Row 2 for desired size

beginning at upper left corner from right side, work 1 row sc evenly spaced on each side
3 sc in each corner, join with sl st

pattern for Triangle Edging
chain 3, 3 dc into first dc,
*skip 3 dc, 1 sc into next dc, 3 ch, 3 dc into same dc*
ending with skip 3 dc
1 sc into turning chain and fasten off

My edging doesn’t always work quite the way it is written, so you might have to make a few adjustments.

I’ve got a couple potholders done, but haven’t decided on the next bigger project.  I don’t usually like having to work with something laying across my lap for these hot months of the summer (even with whole house air conditioning).

Gotta keep busy, though.  Four places have asked for projects.

~~love and Huggs, Diane

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