Friends! These are exciting times chez YarnAndSass.
It’s getting harder and harder to take pictures of the Life-Long Blanket at all, let alone any where a decent portion of it is in focus. This is partly because I’ve added so much to it, and partly because I got bored with adding squares back and forth typewriter style, so I’ve been working more on a diagonal and it’s getting tall fast.
I’ve been able to make it so tall because I found a few awesome folks to trade with.
Andi over at My Sister’s Knitter sent me some beautiful yarns all neatly skeined and everything, and then I forgot to take a picture before I’d already balled most of them.
And I made a trade for a whole gallon bag’s worth of minis through Ravelry.
So, yes, the blanket is very well fed these days. We are slightly less well fed–or, I should say, we are rather more weirdly fed these days. Over the past week, I’ve had lunches largely made of black olives, whole wheat crackers, sharp cheddar, pickles, leftover pot roast, and handfuls of Reese’s Puffs. Folks, I am in full-on “must clean out the partially consumed food” mode in preparation for moving. Again.
This time, at least, we are not moving because I got laid off and the rent was going up. We are moving because I’ve gotten an opportunity to start on a career in farming and we’re both looking forward to a change of scenery from where we’ve both spent pretty much our whole lives. So, we’re moving to Iowa in a few weeks and the blanket is going to have to take a rest soon, because I’m going to need some more portable knitting.
Of course, the good news is that the most portable knitting really is socks. And in the end that only means more food for the blanket. So, overall, I’m gonna go ahead and say that this Iowa thing is going to be good for us all.