Happy New Year All
The holidays are over and the kids have all gone home.
It's so quiet around here.
It's like empty nesting all over again.
I miss the Grand Baby most of all.
Who knows when I'll see her again.
The long winter will linger forever as it does every year.
I must keep myself busy.
In the evenings while the kids were visiting.
When everyone had settled down to watch TV.
I worked on a simple project to keep my hands busy.
When I first started to crochet I bought mostly acrylic yarn from the craft stores.
Natural fiber yarns are a bit costly and since my crocheting wasn't all that perfect back then, I figured acrylic was the way to go. Over time, I've accumulated quite the stockpile of partially used skeins.
I found enough greenish ones to fill a laundry basket.
Using 2 strands throughout and a simple ribbed double crochet, I made this super thick afghan.
It's warm and machine washable.
I plan to do this with the rest of my scraps as well.
I have a basket filled with purples for the next one.
It's a good feeling to use up some of the supplies that I've hoarded over the years.
And...it keeps me busy while I wait for the snow to melt.
I should have quite the stack of afghans by the time that happens.
Keep warm everyone.
It's cold outside!!!