Sunday, October 17, 2010

Random photos from the past few days and Michigan blanket Ta-dah.

Hello my lovely followers and readers. How are you today? I am feeling better and better each day. Oh and first off I want to thank you all for the well wishes. I am healing well and will be back to my old self in no time.

Don't you just love the above picture? I ordered these hooks a week ago and they came in the mail yesterday. I ordered them from the Herrshners website. They were on sale for $19.99. I couldn't pass up that kind of deal. I love these new hooks. I just open up the case and look at them and feel them and...well you get the hint. And you know, I never knew they made such small crochet hooks as some of the steel ones are. It amazes me.

The above picture is of on of the most perfect leaves I have seen so far this fall. I haven't been outside much lately but I happened to be walking around outside and saw this leaf..Had to take a picture.

Oh and this grasshopper was sitting right beside the leaf. I hovered over, zoomed in close, sat beside it and it didn't move. I took several pictures of it and liked this one the best..

This picture makes me smile every time I see it. This cat was once our neighbors cat. The neighbor had thrown it and broken its leg and then decided the cat should live outside. Well it adopted us. Here it is on our couch (it is supposed to stay outside but the hubby and kids let it in). This silly kitty lays up against the arm rest, on its back, with its feet up in the air...Cracks me up.

Today my hubby and the kids decided to play a little football in the vacant lot beside our house. My husband is in the white shirt and shorts, my oldest daughter in the pink shirt, my 2nd daughter in the blue shirt, my 3rd child and oldest son in the greenish shirt, and my younges son is in the white long sleeved shirt. In this picture my husband and youngest son is plotting against the others.

Here my oldest son is throwing the football to my dear hubby. Perty good arm for a 7 year old.

Can you see his head and body through the railing on my porch..My youngest son was taking a break. I don't think the game was going HIS way..

And oldest daughter is giving her daddy a stiff arm block. She actually made it past him and her sister who is standing there appearing not to pay attention tagged her as she ran by..
Now are you ready for the Ta-dah?
Are you really ready?
Well here you go.....

The Michigan blanket is finished. All done in single crochet. It was made using Caron 1 pound yarn. It took a skein and a little of another in Midnight blue and less than half a skein of sunflower. It is 136 single crochets across and 160 rows. I did 3 rows of single crochet in sunflower for the border.
I am very happy it is finished and can be sent to its new home. Now I can finish up some of the other WIPS.
That is all for today my friends. I hope you all have a great day/night and until next time...Be Blessed.


  1. Erin, loved your post - just **LOVE** your M blanket! Was fun to see your hubby and kids. I'm so glad you're doing better!! ((hugs))

  2. Did you know when I cat sleeps on it's back it's because it feels safe and comfortable?

    All single crochet? That is a lot of work you put into that blanket. Wonderful good, it looks great.

    Glad you are feeling better.

  3. Cute kitty pic, what a sweetie he is.

    I love to see families out in the fresh air having lots of fun, especially in these times when too many kids stay inside with computer type games.

    Nice hookey bag

  4. Those hooks look great - and the case will keep them nice and organized. Unlike mine ... I need to go hunting for a hook every time I start a new project!!
    The footy game looks fun!!
    aeonie x

  5. Hi Erin, Love seeing your blog. I'm following. xo Robin

  6. Love the Michigan blanket was just wondering if u could email me your pattern for how to crochet the m in. My email is thanks in advanced. :)

    1. Love your Michigan blanket . U did a great job!!!! Can you email me the pattern?My email is How long did it take you? Please and thank you for you time. Bless you today and always!!!! Just Darlene

  7. My uncle was hoping for a blanket like this. I was wondering if you have the pattern to sell or share. I found a pattern on Etsy but it had been removed and wasn't available any longer. Thanks in advance for any help finding the pattern....

    1. Did you ever find a pattern for this blanket? Thanks in advance for answering. I have been searching for a pattern. Trying to avoid graphing out my own blanket.

  8. Looking for a pattern for this is gorgeous. Wondering if you could share where to find it. Thanks, Kristi

    1. The pattern for the Michigan blanket can be found here