Wednesday, August 28, 2013

A visit, a vacation and not much else.


~" Two of my favorite things are knitting and reading, and the evidence of this often shows up in my photographs. I love seeing what other people are knitting and reading as well. So, what are you knitting or crocheting right now? What are you reading? " ~ Ginny at Small ThingsI am joining Ginny's Yarn Along. Feel free to check out her site and peek in on what others are knitting/crocheting and reading.  
 
This past week saw my son home from California for a visit with us. I didn't spend much time on crafts, as I was much more interested in spending time with him and my daughter who will soon be moving to a nearby state. We also took a short trip to Hershey, PA for some memory making. I am not big on roller-coasters (fairly bad fear of heights) so I let the rest of the family enjoy those rides. Since I was unknowingly nursing a sinus infection it is just as well that I didn't spend any time upside down. Another reason my crafting suffered.
 
I did manage to get halfway through The Sandcastle Girls by Chris Bojahlian on the car ride. Unfortunately, the descriptive gore of the aftermath of war was just too much for me. The book didn't really catch my attention enough to struggle through it so I finally gave up last night. It was definitely not bedtime reading. I think I will borrow a J.D. Robb book from my daughter as my next read.
 
 
Therefore, I have included some pictures of an afghan I made for myself that I started during a difficult time in 2012 and finished this past winter.
 
 
 
 
   This afghan pattern is called Purple Passion from Vanna's Afghan's All Through the House book. I used Vanna's Choice yarn in Purple Mist. I have always wanted a purple afghan and this was a very easy and fairly mindless pattern.
 
I hope to have more to share next week but as we are preparing for my daughter's move I am not too optimistic.
 
Thanks for stopping by!


4 comments:

Sarah McKelvy said...

The purple is a lovely color.

Home Meadows said...

It is a very pretty afghan in the purple heather color. Best wishes on your daughter's move. Heather

Hannah@HomeBaked said...

What a lovely blanket and such neat knitting!

Cathie J said...

Thank you. I wish I could knit that neatly, this blanket is crocheted. I am just learning to knit. Thanks for visiting.