Thursday, October 7, 2010


 My quilt-along-quilt.  Dude.  It's a six week project.  I'm fifth month?  Yeah, I think that's right.  Five months.  June to October, give or take?  I found this perfect green gingham sheet at the thrift some time ago (ahem) and knew it was exactly the backing I'd been looking for.  Score for three bucks!  There's a few steps left to go, on this one, but there's a chance that it will be done some time this weekend.  Or, in three months.  Just saying.
Okay, here we go.  I started this ripple lap-ghan almost two years ago.  I'm serious.  I tried to convince myself it was last November, but no, I'm sure it was the November before that because I had started it for Erik's dad when he started chemo.  Pancreatic cancer, however, is a merciless thug, and not even 10 weeks later, he passed away.  I set this blanket aside, because his passing was so hard on my honey, and it wasn't until Easter of 2009 that I pulled it out again and decided to finish it for Erik.  

It's a lovely variegated wool, and I am hopelessly in love with the (excessively boring to crochet) ripple stitch.  It's so sweet and old-fashioned!  Last time I set this project aside, I had purchased more of the yarn, in order to make it even bigger, thinking Erik would prefer a full-sized blanket over the lap-sized..  The ripple stitch just eats skeins!  I finished a dozen more rows this week, but you know what?  When I laid it out it was starting to look like a runner...all long and I went back to the original lap-ghan tip and ended up pulling out ten rows.  

I won't cry though, because it's just right at the moment, and I have to say, I think it's going to be just perfect for bleacher seats at little league games this spring.  :)


  1. Beautiful blanket, Mia! I love the colors of the yarn and the pattern. Feels like Fall!

  2. Dude, I'm not done, either! But guess who is? That's right, Nancy, and she had a baby! I can't even think of a decent excuse for myself.

  3. @ Laurie ~ Thanks!!! Hey, are we crochitting this month? :)

    @ Carmen ~ I know, right? She's such a show-off. LOL