One baby blanket finished, two to go. I'm thinking that I'll give them all as Christmas gifts, as one sister-in-law is inconsiderately not finding out the sex of her baby until the birth. Does she not realise how slow I am at crocheting???
One of the reasons that I am making these blankets is that each of the great-grandchildren so far have been given a baby blanket by my grandmother-in-law, but her arthritis doesn't allow her to pick up a crochet hook these days. The problem with this, though, is that she was great at crocheting, so I fear these new additions to the family are going to feel a little, um, short-changed if they compare theirs with the older cousins' blankets... Ah well. At least these can be used as the functional blankets - you know, the one that you don't worry about when your baby spits up all over it.
Sorry that this is a bit of a scribble and run type post, but I've been struggling to stay on top of things these last few weeks. Little tasks keep eating up great big chunks of my day, leaving me with a never-ending to-do list. Nope, haven't started the Halloween costumes yet*.
Translation of the day:
UK English: rubbish = trash / garbage in US English. Yep, I know I've mentioned that one already, but it occurred to me that talking rubbish does not mean the same thing as talking trash. From what I understand, talking rubbish is talking nonsense, while talking trash is more along the lines of insulting someone (sometimes good-naturedly), especially those on an opposing team.
For instance, when my new niece says, "why has my sister got a beautiful blanket, when all I have is this rubbish?", you might consider her to be talking trash about my crocheting ability, but she wouldn't actually be talking rubbish...
PS. *If those of you with blogs could do me a favour and post less often, that would be a big help. When I actually manage to get on the computer, my blog reader keeps not loading - or won't load pictures if it does load. I'm way behind. That and you're making me look bad...
PPS. Sorry for the shadow on the pic, both sunlight and my camera battery were running out on me.