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Saturday, April 23, 2022

TA DAH, Another Finished Project

 


Corner to Corner colorful blanket done.  I  laid it out and debated about an edge.  To edge or not.  Changed my mind several times, but ended up deciding to add an edge.

Decided on the bright blue and did 3 rows of single crochet.  Here it is after being laundered, as it's laid out to dry/blocked.  I think adding the edge gives it a bit more of a finished look, as does laundering it.  This will be gifted to my great niece, as she's recently had a baby.  A boy, I think the bold stripes will work well for that vs traditional light blue.

This is Pam Jenoff, author of many award winning books, and best sellers.  She's had eleven best sellers.  As I was adding my most recent finished book, "The Lost Girls of Paris" to my Goodreads Bookshelf, I noticed how many of her books I had read/listened to.  I knew I had read a couple but was surprised to see how many.  Which prompted me to look her up.  She writes Historical Fiction and Love Stories.  I've not read any of her Love Stories.  I found her background interesting.  She has a degree in International Affairs from George Washington Unv. and a History degree from Cambridge, and her JD from UPenn.  She worked as a diplomat for the state department handling Holocaust issues in Poland.  She currently teaches law at Rutgers.  All the books of hers I've read to date are about WWII and the struggles of families in the ghetto's, as well as those arrested and sent to camps and more.  It certainly makes since given her background.  And, now that I've read about her, it gives her books more credibility.  

I highly recommend yet another WWII book.  This one has a bit of a twist to it.  A mystery unfolds as you connect the war years and what follows.  Questions arise about how governments use people.  Another story about how much Women gave to the War effort and how little their stories were known until recent years.  It's past time for Women to be given the credit and notoriety they deserve.
Me hiking in Colorado a few years ago.  I've added my March exercise stats to the exercise tab.  Sadly my mileage for the month is down a bit to 104.61 miles.  But, I'm happy to say I did better with my planks and my yoga. in terms of how many days I did them.  My best day mileage wise  was 5 miles and I averaged 3.37 per day in March.  Hopefully I'll do better with planks, yoga, and miles in April.  Though the end of the month is fast approaching and while I was out of town on a Girls Trip, I didn't do as well as I should have, so we'll see how the stats turn out.

WIP (work in progress), the light blue corner to corner blanket, the yummy asymmetrical scarf pictured in the last post, and a brown afghan that's been tucked away for a LONG time.
Seriously, I last worked on this brown afghan in February of 2021.  I tucked it aside to work on projects that were date sensitive and totally forgot about it.  I'm very close to finishing it.  So, trying to push myself to work on it.  I rarely make something in one color, but this does have some texture to it for interest.


55 comments:

  1. I like the color lay in your blanket. Well done.
    Coffee is on and stay safe

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  2. I love your colourful blanket - and you are right the edge does give it a more finished appearance.
    Well done on the exercise front. You put my efforts to shame.

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    1. Thanks Elephant's Child, appreciate your visit and kind remarks. I keep trying with the exercise.

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  3. I have a baby blanket that needs making so I think I just might try the corner to corner pattern. Kind of like a giant dishcloth but much prettier.

    God bless.

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    1. Right you are, the corner to corner is like a giant washcloth and more interesting to make than a striped blanket. Plus it's a good way to use up odds and ends from your stash and make a less traditional baby blanket. Thanks for the visit.

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  4. That first blanket is sure a beauty...I love those bright colors. I would like either way.

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    1. Thanks for the visit Rose, much appreciated. I like the bright colors as well. Will get you added to my blog list.

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  5. I liked the colorful blanket you finished! I'm sure your great niece will appreciate it for her baby! Even though you may not have gotten to the exercise goals you wanted, the fact that you were out doing something is great in itself! I wrote down the name of the book you recommended to my to be read list. I do enjoy stories from WW2, in fact 3 of the 4 books I've read so far in April have been from that time period.

    betty

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    1. Glad to hear you also enjoy the WWII books. Thanks for the sweet encouragement on the exercise, much appreciated; as well as the nice comments about the blanket.

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  6. Love that colorful blanket! You are right, The Lost Girls of Paris is a good read. I just finished The Violin Makers Daughter by Sharon Maas; it takes place during WWII also and is a great story. BTW Thanks for visiting and posting on my blog!

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    1. Thanks for the visit Judy, am making a note of your book to add to my list. Listening to a really long one now, 31 hours, so it will be awhile; but adding it to my list, so I don't forget. Will add you to my blog list.

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  7. Oh my goodness I love the recently finished blanket for the new boy in the family. Very nice colors and I bet he will love looking at it. I like the edging too. The Lost Girls of Paris recently popped up in for me too. I wasn't familiar with the author. Now I'm intrigued I'll go back to add to my list
    Thank you.
    Cecilia

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    1. Many thanks for the visit and kind words. I was really excited and happy that I took the time to find out about the author Pam Jenoff. Let me know what you think of the book.

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  8. I can see why Pam Jenoff's life experiences have affected her writing. As you said, given her more credibility.
    The recently finished blanket is lovely and I think the blue edging makes it look extra pretty.

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    1. Thank so much Granny, appreciate it and your visit.

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  9. Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog but unfortunately you are a "no reply" person so I can't respond. If you reply to this comment by email then I can save your address for future comments!
    Love the colours in your blanket.

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    1. Thanks Jo for the visit. I am confused about the no reply. I was for years on purpose, then awhile back another blogger suggested I change it; which I thought I did. Because I do sometimes get emails. Could each of my blogs be set up differently? Bridge and Beyond, my charity blog is no longer active; but still up in order to direct people to other charities. My Traveling Suitcase blog, and this one. In general, I prefer blog comments over emails for context; but am curious whether I am or not and if it's consistent between blogs. I'll leave my email ady here; unsure how to reply via email from your blog link. sandycrochet@gmail.com

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  10. That edge makes all the difference. Beautiful work!

    Thanks for the book recommendation.

    Be well, Sandy.

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    1. Thanks Robyn, always nice to hear from you.

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  11. I really like the edging on the afghan. Thanks for the book recommendation. She has quite the background! It’s always nice to find new-to-me authors.

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    1. She really does, am so glad I took the time to look her up. Thanks for the visit and kinds words.

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  12. Hello, the baby blanket will be a lovely gift, it is pretty. I will check on the book, see if my library has it available. Thanks for visiting my blog. Take care, have a happy new week!

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    1. Hope you enjoy the book, and thanks for the visit and kind words.

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  13. So talented. Great you are getting so much achieved with your creativity! Thanks you so much for your comment, too! All the best to your blogging!

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    1. Thank you and to you as well.

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  14. Thanks for the recommendation! Such wonderful blankets! Lovely post!

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    1. Many thanks ellie, much appreciated.

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  15. The blanket's gorgeous and I agree, the border does just finish it off. It will be perfect for the new baby in the family. I've never done C2C but I'd like to give it a go, it seems very popular at the moment.

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    1. The corner to corner is popular, both with knitting and with crocheting. It gives you so many choices with color and or stitch variations. And it's a great way to use up odds and ends; as you don't need to know how much yarn is needed when you start. You just go for it.

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  16. The colourful blanket looks great with the border. I need to up my exercise levels more to help with my sleep patterns. I also need to cut down on sugary snacks!
    Have a good week
    Best wishe
    Ellie

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    1. I do ok with sugary snacks, but it's a daily challenge to keep moving doing something. Right you are, it helps with sleep patterns to be regular with exercise.

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  17. I really got lackadaisical with my walking since Covid...I must get back to some kind of regime again.

    Love the finished work. Such a beauty.

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    1. Thanks Anni. I did great with the walking because of Covid....in the beginning, then came holidays, bad weather etc and now trying to get back into it. Habits are hard to break. Good luck to you.

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  18. My comment did not appear again so I changed browsers and am trying again.

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    1. I tried leaving my name and blog url and the comment did not show up so I am back to using my new Google Chrome browser to leave comments.

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    2. Isn't it strange that one browser works for you and one doesn't. I wish we could make sense of this. So frustrating. Good to see you, sorry you're still having trouble.

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    3. Sometimes these things just make no sense when something changes day to day.

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  19. I can’t tell if my comments are going through have a great day .

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    1. They look like they're getting through ok. Maybe you just hit something the first time round? I've done that.

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  20. Hmm that one did the one before got lost in space I think. I admire your colorful blanket and the author seems like an interesting person.
    I’d be interested in trying yoga but wonder how it is for beginners my age and also I’m not slim , working on it

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    1. I'm 72 and have only been doing yoga about a year, before that just tried it a few times. Lots of video's on line for beginners. I know several larger people who do yoga. You should give it a try.

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  21. Thanks for taking a peek at my cross stitch on "a stitchy new start". You can see those and other crafty projects on my regular blog, logcabincrafts.blogspot.com. Not many people ever visit my blog. Maybe I should post more often like I used to. LoL

    Your corner to corner blanket is gorgeous. I did one not too long ago. Was a fun and fairly quick.

    Thanks again for the nice comments. I'll be stopping by again to see your updates.

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    1. Hi Sarah, will add your blog to my blog list so it's easier to keep in touch. I enjoy doing the corner to corner ghans, they're fun and a good way to use up left overs etc. Thanks for the visit.

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  22. I really like the vibrant blanket (with edge!) you've created. In the hiking snap from CO you look both fit and happy. :)

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    1. Thanks so much Bea, nice to see you. I was younger and more fit then for sure; but still working on it.

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  23. Love the colorful corner to corner! I remember way back when you started the brown one. Not your usual style as I know you love colors. It looks good though. Sometimes we need something to come back to every now and then. I have a shawl like that. I do enjoy working on it but am not pushing to finish it. I pick it up now and then and do a few rows. :-)

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    1. Right you are, solid brown isn't my thing, but eventually I'll get it done. I do love color! Thanks for the visit.

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  24. FYI, the comment thing has changed. I didn't see a way to notify me of your replies. No captcha or find the pictures though so good on that!

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    1. Thanks for letting me know. The only thing I am aware of changing is that I clicked to be notified of comments in my email; as I was missing a few on older posts. But, wouldn't think that would change you're being notified of a response to the comment. I'll take a look and see if anything makes sense to me.

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  25. I bet your great niece loved that blanket. It is absolutely beautiful!!!

    Nice work on your miles! I should hit 100 this month again because of my races. But after my next race in 3 weeks, I'm dialing it back. I'll probably do more hiking instead!

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  26. Hi, It was great to see "you"!! Your blanket is lovely. And good luck with the brown. My mom recently crochet two pillows for me in shades of brown.

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  27. Thank you Carla. You'll have to take pictures of the pillows your Mom made for you.

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  28. I love the brown blanket. My mom used to crochet stuff for all of us, but the arthritis keeps her from doing it now, sadly. I treasure every single one she's made. There are two on my bed right now, actually.

    Where were you in Colorado? I was born in Gunnison.

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    1. We were around Breckenridge I think. We traveled a bit, but that's where we spent the bulk of our time. Pretty country. When we were younger we skied there, then later we hiked and camped. Nowdays, I want a bed, a hotel or condo. Age makes a difference. Thanks for the visit, Ami. Nice to hear from you.

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