We finished getting our emergency preparedness checklist finished yesterday and then we just sat around waiting for Hurricane Irene. She's scheduled to start showing her face in an hour or so - with rain and thunderstorms - and then the really ugly stuff is supposed to hit Westport, CT between 10:00 p.m. tonight and last through 12:00 noon tomorrow. That's 14 hours of frightening storms. We're prepared physically, and I sure hope we're prepared mentally, too. I'm still hoping it will blow off course, but as of yesterday the eye of the storm is poised to pass pretty much right over us.
So instead of worrying about the storm, I finished the crocheted edge of my Sampler Baby Blanket. This is the year long class I took with Lynn Wilson at my LYS.
I really love this blanket with its 30 different stitch samples.
I still need to block it one last time to relax the crochet sts, but I'm so pleased with this finished blanket.
I'm going to put it away for a future heirloom gift for someone very special.
You can make this wonderful blanket, too. The Sampler Blanket pattern is now available at Knitting Central. Thanks Lynn for helping me cross the finish line with this lovely pattern. Special shout out to Danni who patiently sat with me most of this week to teach me, and teach me again, how to crochet the strips together and do the crochet edging.
Now I feel like I'm prepared and have something accomplished. I'm planning on finishing a pair of socks and work on seaming and edging the red Sampler Blanket during the storm. I may have a slew of finished objects when Irene is all said and done. Wish us luck - and everyone in Irene's path.