I got brother Mike's afghan/blanket done Friday evening. The yarn I used was RH Earth & Sky and Lion Pound of Love in Antique White. It took 4 skeins, or was it 5? of the RH yarn and 1 skein of the Lion yarn. I lost track and I didn't keep the wrappers so I am clueless. I used a double crochet ripple pattern. The foundation chain is a multiple of 11 plus 4.
The pattern I used came from the book "A to Z of Crochet ~ The Ultimate Guide for the Beginner to Advanced Crocheter" Martingale & Company. I am sure any ripple pattern you might have handy would work.
It was a fairly easy pattern, and worked up fast. I used a size J hook.
I did 10 rows in each band of color. 5 bands of the variegated and 4 of the antique white.
Now I will get busy and join the AF motifs for mom's blanket. I have been dreading that, don't ask me why, I just know I want to get busy and do something else. I know once I get started I will be okay. It is just the initial push to begin.
Brother Mike was over on Wednesday morning and we got the rest of the logs cut into smaller pieces with the chain saw. Well, it wasn't exactly "we" so to speak, but I did help stack the wood, lol. Some pieces are rather big and have to be split with the wood splitter. Now all that is left to do is to grind the stumps and that will happen as soon as Mike orders the equipment. He has been wanting one to use on the stumps at his rental properties.
I also worked on some apples from my trees. I bought an fruit picker at the Rural King store and boy does that work well. The handle can expand to reach the fruit on the higher limbs. The only gripe I have is that the bees and the hornets are working the apples that have fallen onto the ground. The last thing I need is to be stung by a hornet so I have to watch where I step. I have picked a lot of the downed apples up and there are too many to put in the compost bin so I dumped them on the burning pile where I dump the brush and trimmings from the shrubs. My apples are like the ones in the song about "they paved paradise and put up a parking lot", you know, the song where the guy says "hey farmer, put away the DDT now, give me the birds and the bees" he doesn't care if the apples aren't perfect, just don't destroy nature........anyways, I had a 5 gallon utility bucket and by the time I got done peeling and cutting all the bad from the apples I had 7 quarts of home made apple pie filling to put in the freezer. There are still more apples out there. I might get ambitious again before we get a frost.
On Monday I will be posting about a GIVEAWAY so come back again and check it out. It has been quite awhile since I have done anything for my followers. So that is about it for now. I need to get to bed, it is after 2am on Saturday morning. I have a lot to do today. Have a great weekend ♥