We made it to San Antonio last Friday, and are still trying to get everything put away. It’s quite a big job, since there’s a lot of cleaning and clearing out to be done. But I knew we were home when I pulled my finished crochet blanket out of the truck and put it on the couch (which belongs to my grandma). It goes perfectly with the 70s green scheme.
In case you need a refresher, I started this blanket in April to use up stash yarn, and all of the squares in this blanket are based on patterns from Jan Eaton’s book, 200 Crochet Blocks for Blankets, Throws, and Afghans: Crochet Squares to Mix and Match. I concocted the borders and edging on my own. I forgot to take a closeup of the edging, but I used some spike stitches and really like how it turned out. All told, I probably wove in over 200 ends on this sucker, but it was worth it. I always try to save the “boring” part of projects for a situation where I’m captive: watching a dvd or, for instance, driving for 3 days from one end of the country to another.
We’re still regrouping over here, but will be back in the swing of things as soon as we can. I feel kind of weird about leaving Montana. I woke up with this strange feeling that maybe I’d never lived in Montana at all. My brain is still adjusting, but it feels good to be home.