Last week, temperatures in New York were in the mid 70s. I was of two minds about this. For one, it was great to sit outside and enjoy the blooming magnolias and other flowering trees on my lunch break.
On the other hand, I mourned that we never had real winter in the city, and I never got to wear my winter boots or trudge through Fort Tryon park in the snow on my way to the Cloisters, my favorite snowy day activity.
Moreover, I was worried that I had missed the window to finish the crochet blanket I started in January. It's really warm, and to weave in all the ends, I was pretty much going to have to sit with it on my lap. I overheat really, really easily. Was I doomed?
Then the weather turned! This week has been legitimately chilly, so here's my finished afghan.
I love quilts, but I'm intimidated by quilting, plus I don't have a sewing machine, so I like crocheting quilt patterns. I have actually done some quilting though, back in the day when I took the school bus out to the Leerkes' farm once a week to get sewing lessons from Mrs. Leerkes. She taught me that the center square of a log cabin quilt must be red, to represent the hearth of the cabin, so I kept the tradition in this afghan. I'm really happy with this aghan, so now I am in the preplanning stages of crocheting another quilt based on the Drunkard's path quilt pattern.
It was actually cold enough to snuggle under this blanket last night.
This pattern is Granny's Baby Log Cabin Blanket. The yarn is a mix of Decadent Fibers Cookie Dough and Creme Brulee yarns, purchased at Rhinebeck 2010. Now I'll probably get to use it for the rest of the week, and then put it away until next winter...