Sunday, March 27, 2016

A spring-weight blanket and Easter eggs!

I've been a monogamous crocheter this week and I'm glad to say I finished the blanket I've been working on before my self-imposed finish date of April 1st!


The blanket pattern is from the book Weekend Afghans by Jean Leinhauser and Rita Weiss.  I like the pattern so much this is the third blanket I've made using it.    It's a nice feminine blanket that is airy and light.  What I really love about it, though, is the pretty edge the pattern makes along the length of the blanket...



and a nice scallop on the top and bottom edges...


And now with that completed, I'm chomping at the bit to begin the Mandala Madness CAL that actually started a week ago - so I've got some catching up to do.   I may also start The Midwife Blanket as it's been calling out to me for some time now and having recently seen a pretty edging I want to try on it, I almost can't wait to start...

But first we celebrate Easter today.   First thing this morning we enjoyed Easter breakfast at church followed by worship and a baptism.  And now it's home for a bit of a rest before preparing for sons and guest(s) to come for a supper meal and some games.  Yesterday my 20 year-old son and I colored and decorated eggs.   The activity was almost contemplative compared to younger years when dying eggs carried a level of excitement with it.


We'll see which egghead is the hardest in a game of egg wars later (a tradition from hubby's childhood family).  Then it's into an egg salad with these babies. Mmmmm.

A happy, joyous Easter to you!   To see what other Yoppers are up to, visit this week's thread on Ravelry.



8 comments:

  1. Wow what lovely eggs, and what a great tradition. I absolutely love the blanket, both the colour and the drape of it - well done.

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  2. Great job...we never played the egg game, but I've seen it a lot on social media this weekend...

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    1. It's funny that for years I thought my DH's family was unique in this tradition. Don't know why as it's such a simple little game. Simple, but it can get downright raucous. ;^)

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  3. Happy Easter, Becki! You are so right - this blanket is really feminine and romantic. I can imagine snuggling under it with a cup of tea, chocolate cookies and Jane Austin...

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    1. Oh, that does sound wonderful, Alina. Hopefully we'll have some cool days/night yet ahead this spring (even though it's been unseasonably warm the past two weeks), and I can enjoy snuggling under my new blanket a bit.

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  4. I did not know about the egg head game. We may have to try that for next year, too fun. Your blanket is lovely. I can see why you have made more than one. I have the midwife blanket on my favorites on ravelry. I have to finish my granny squares first. Have a good week, Lisa

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