I'm not really MIA
I'm sorry I haven't been around much for the past couple of days, I'm simply up to my neck in projects that I need to finish.
It is my eldest's birthday next week and as part of her present she wants an extra knitted fleece blanket. The picture is of one I made for my granddaughter - this was just before I did the edging. It takes a whole pile of fleece fabric, cut into strips then stitch the strips end to end so that you end up with huge balls to knit with. As it is rather thick the actual knitting is done on mop handles wrapped in pipe insulation (or plastic piping depending on how big you want the stitches).
Actually knitting the blankest only takes a couple of hours but the preparation seems to take forever, especially as my daughter has asked for one that is extra wide and extra long - the one in the picture hangs over the sides of a double bed now it is finished. I have a blister on my thumb from the scissors and my finger looks like a used pin cushion from the sewing.
I will probably knit the blanket tomorrow or the next day depending on how I am. I have to acknowledge that if my health is bad I have to put things like this off for a day or so.
Hopefully I will be back tomorrow to catch up on all of your work.
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