Monday, March 12, 2018

Kathy's Monday Q & A (plus a little more)

We haven't done a Q & A in awhile,
so let's jump right into it.

1. When was the last time you went to a yarn store that was new to you?

In January, Vera and I met at a Purls of Wisdom in Phoenixville. It is a beautiful shop and we both came home with some new treasures.

Vera and I ALWAYS have a good time when we get together, but meeting at a yarn shop makes the get-together just a little bit MORE special.

Other than that ..... it would be in October/November. When we visited and then when we moved back here, I had a lot (12) of new yarn stores to explore.

2. Is there a show you can watch over and over?

Not really. I watch mostly the evening news, Jeopardy and sports programming. They don't lend themselves to repeat watching.

3. Do you have a cure for canker sores?

No. I sure wish I did. The best I can do is try to make them a little less painful while they exist. I was hesitant to buy Abreva. It's a bit spendy when you don't know whether it really helps. But, Kim gave it her recommendation. I may have to give it a try next time.

4. When was the last time you forced yourself to get out and walk/run etc... when you really didn't want to.

This morning. I really didn't want to go to the gym. I pulled up my big girl panties and went anyway.

5. If you could sit on the sofa today and knit with anyone, who would it be?

Well, proximity says Vera and Bridget. They live close enough to me that we really CAN get together. But, think about it . . . what if we could get all us bloggers together in one place for a knit day. How fantastic would THAT be?!

6. If you could have one plant/flower/tree flourish this spring/summer, which one would it be.

We moved into this townhouse after the growing season. So, I'm not quite sure what plants we actually have. There is a hydrangea downstairs in the back, but I'm not sure it made it through the winter. I sure would like if it came back and flourished.

7. When was the last time you wore sandals?

Back in Jacksonville, in a raging downpour. By all that is holy, I will NEVER wear a pair of flip flops. I dang near broke my neck  --- Public service announcement ....the sole of Clark's flip flops get major-league slippery when wet. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO RUN IN THEM!


In other news ....

I have a finish . . . a big finish.

No, I take that back. A HUGE finish.

It's a finish a year in the making.

My Coziest Memory Blanket (a.k.a. Giroux's big blankie) is finished.
I started this in late February or early March of 2017

I know y'all are suprised that Giroux is not laying on it.
He is currently sleeping off a tuna-juice torpor up on the big bed.

While it was laying out drying from it's spa treatment, 
he was rolling all over it and sniffing all his favorite squares.

Is it perfect? No, far from it. There were a few squares that felted when it was washed. They pull the squares around them kind of wonky. The crochet edging rolls a little bit in the corners. 

I don't care.
It is warm and snuggly.
It is just the right size for a sofa blanket.
Best of all . . . it is finished.
I  it!


  1. What a FABULOUS finish Dee! Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous. What a lot of knitting! What a lot of color! Giroux (despite a tuna juice coma) is probably pissed that he was not in the "finish shot" for the blog. I hope he is willing to share with you (especially with tonight's forecast....). Congratulations on such a fun project.

    And yes - it sure would be fun if we could all get together!

  2. WOW! That looks both beautiful and incredible. Great job, Dee!

    I hope your Tuna Helper enjoys it. ;-)

  3. Did I do the right math? 192 loving squares? It has been very fun to watch you make this Dee. I love the border. I see no faults. WOW. All those ends woven in? YOU ROCk lady!!! Thanks for the happy response to Q and A. We have not heard of Abreva for canker sores. Must give it a try.
    I'd love us all to knit together in person. For now, I'm so grateful we do so on our blogs. I, too , broke a toe slipping down steps in sandals......
    good Reminder! Glad Giroux had a tuna treat!

  4. I said the same thing on Kathy‘s questions. I would love all of us blogets to get together. Wouldn’t that be a blast? And your blanket. Oh. My. Goodness. It is gorgeous. It is perfect just the way it is. My blanket will take a long time to finish too but I’m enjoying the process.
    Blessings always, Betsy

  5. Yippee!, it's beautiful-cozy, colorful and a creative catalog of all your yarns!!!!
    And we all feel like we have a part in the process cuz we've seen it grow all year!

  6. Oh, wow!!!! That is one fab finish. Congrats!

  7. Kudos on finishing the blanket: it is fantastic!

  8. Last summer, I learned Crocs sandals are useless when they get wet unless you want a broken ankle or worse. Got caught in a downpour, and ended up walking home barefoot because it was safer.

    The blanket looks AWESOME!!!! Well done!

  9. GORGEOUS!! And, I know Giroux will LOVE it! Add Crocs to your list of dangers in the wet. Just sayin'. Well done on the blanket, Dee! blessings ~ tanna

  10. Congratulations! Your blanket is lovely! I have to admit, I'm a little jealous. According to Ravelry, I've been working on my mitered square blanket since 2015 and it's no where near finished.

  11. Nice work on the finish! I put mine down after half a square. I hope Giroux will share it with you. Hugs from the PNW!

  12. Hello, your blanket is beautiful. Girous will love it, I am sure! Have a happy day!