I completed the cowl that I was knitting. I think it only took me a few days to complete. The main issue that I had with the pattern was that I would lose myself in it. I would forget where I was in it. I used yarn from Yarn Pirate the color is Killer Bees. I really like how the yarn knit up. I got the yarn from Noah a few years ago and he kept bugging me to make something with it. I just did not have a pattern that I was sure that I would like to use such nice yarn on. 

 Now that I have completed an item for myself I can get back to working on my blankets. I really have not gotten any farther since I last posted. I have been sick for the past few days with a gross cold. I have been trying to not do too much knitting or crocheting, because my mind wanders and I would get lost in the patterns.

 For Noah's father's blanket I have maybe ten squares completed. I think I need at least double that to have a dent in what I will need. This is what I have so far. I am not quite sure how much wider I want this to go, maybe five or six squares wide. I really need to get cracking on this blanket. I have until April 11th to have it finished.

The last week of April my younger sister wants me to teach her how to crochet a blanket that she found online. She does not remember how to crochet, so I need to put her through crochet boot camp. I do not think it will be to hard to re-teach her. I will have to make sure to bring the camera along for that week.

This past week I have been going through all my yarn and trying to get it all in one room. So far I have gotten it out of my bedroom and in the living room. The only yarn that I am going to be keeping in the living room is stuff that I am using for a project. From the living room I am going to get the yarn into the spare bedroom. I did throw away a few projects that I have no idea what I was doing. I was able to save some of the yarn from the projects.



I am currently conflicted on whether  or not to close this chapter of my life and stop my blog Things of Yarn. The more I think about it the more I can't do it yet. I know that if I do continue blogging I will need to be a little better about putting new entries on here.

I am currently working on an afghan for myself. This is just on square of it. I want to make this blanket large enough for a twin size bed. The square that I am working on now is all reds and pinks. The small individual squares are all granny squares that are crocheted with a size H hook. This afghan is staying with me. It is pretty much my back burner project that I have.

I also have another blanket going. It is a baby blanket that I hope to give to my second cousin's little boy. I am halfway done with it as of now. When I started it they did not know if they were having a boy or a girl, so I have both pink and blue represented in the blanket evenly. This blanket is also crocheted I think it is with a size G hook. I have to finish this beauty by March.

I do have a third blanket that I am working on. It is knit using the pattern that I use for my dish cloths, starting in the corner working your way out and back in again. with this blanket I am using different colors to represent different people in the life of the person that I intend to give it to. When I sew the squares together I am going to have them turned on the diagonal and maybe make some tassels for the corners. I still have many of these squares to knit.  I have to have this one done by April. I really need to get cracking on some knitting.

A few years ago Noah bought me a skein of fancy merino wool for Christmas. I put it away because I did not have the right project for the yarn. A few days go I found the pattern. I am knitting a cowl. The pattern is called chestnut Cowl I found it on Raverly. I am excited to finish the cowl and have a nice well worked piece of wool to keep me warm.