Thursday, October 22, 2020

Some friendly crocheting

I am sharing the wonderful crochet work of my longtime friend Maria. She has more patience than I do with crochet. Look at these gorgeous twin-size afghans she has made for her adult sons . I would say that they are both Super Mario fans.

Her next project is a Harry Potter afghan for her daughter-in-law. I am looking forward to that. I may have to borrow that pattern once she is done. My daughter has always been a Harry Potter fan.
Of course, who knows when that may be possible.

I am still adding two rows here and there to my Infinity Breeze Scarf. I would love to finish it this fall/winter. 
 I wish I could get the color right in a photo as it is definitely more green than blue.

Maybe I will be able to work on it while waiting for students to attend my Virtual Math Center tutoring once my university class is over. It doesn't look much different each time I share, but I can assure you that it is getting longer. 

Hubby and I took a walk at Belmont Lake State Park last weekend in the hopes of seeing some fall color. 
We saw some ducks, geese and swans.

The view across the lake was quite pretty, but not very colorful. The sky was gorgeous.
The path was pretty.

And then there was this....finally some fall color.

I love this picture!

I also found time to make an Apple Struesel Loaf Cake this past weekend. I included a link to the recipe, but note that the first ingredient should say 2 cups all-purpose flour. The amount is missing in the link. I assume that my mother copied the recipe from a Woman's Day magazine years ago as it was handwritten on a piece of paper.
It is very tasty with chunks of apple inside and on top.

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Maria’s blankets are very impressive! I don’t know how to crochet but admire your beautiful scarf! Nice to see the fall colours

  2. I love the picture with the fall color reflected in the water too. Nature is beautiful ... no matter who the photographer or what camera was used. Nothing beats Nature for beauty!!

  3. Cathie: Beautiful outdoor photos, thank-you for sharing.
    Wow crocheted afghans how on earth did she get them so perfect.
    I am baking tomorrow after we get home from working at the food shelf, I have a big bag full of beautiful apples.
    Thank-you for the recipe.


  4. my kids would flip for that blanket!! Lovely outdoor photos, this week my neighborhood has been especially beautiful and serene :)

  5. Amazing blankets--that is a lot of work and something lacking in my brain lately--concentration!! Tell her "Kudos";)))
    I've only ever done granny squares and not so well either;(((
    That loaf cake looks excellent...
    Hugs, Julierose

  6. Great post , love those blankets allot of work.
    Love the cake makes me want something sweet now ha.
    Have a great Friday.


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