The arrival of a new grandson has been a welcome distraction from my business recently. It was very nice to spend time with my family helping out. For my grandchildren, I knit a Sky blanket for them. As soon as I hear of the pregnancy, I begin a list (bulleted circles beside the date and sky colour that I can tap to fill with a checkmark when the row is completed) on my phone to record the sky colour each day. I use a palette of about 6-7 yarns to represent the sky colours. I knit a row of the sky colour for each day until they are born. When they arrive the blanket is finished! You can see the blanket in the photo. To keep the yarn additions easy at the end of each row I begin and end with a 6 inch length and after 5 rows I gather these together into a knot. This creates a knotted fringe on two edges of the blanket. I have observed that there are mostly days with blue skies-something positive to keep in mind.
I have recently added some books to my library. I love books of all kinds and quilting books are no exception. I look forward to being inspired by these talented authors in the days to come.
I have some customer quilts to work on over the next while - I am looking forward to this. I always love to see what quilt tops my customers have created.