Any of you who were following my blog last year at about this time, may remember that I attended Romancing the Capital (RTC), a reader and author get together in Ottawa (Kanata to be exact), and it's coming up this week! I'm so excited! The format is slightly different this year, in that there will only be a dinner/dance on Friday night, rather than one on both Friday and Saturday nights, but I'm thrilled that the theme for this year is a masquerade ball.
I little while ago I gifted an afghan to my cousin (I've just realized I never blogged it because I was waiting until after I gifted it to her, so I'll have to do that), and she has since told me that her son (and her dog) keep stealing it on her. To prevent fighting over the blanket, I decided to make him his own. I may even go so far as to make one for the dog. We'll see.
Way, way back in February, while I was on my crochet cruise my friend (and coworker), Brigitte, and her family, looked after Truffles for me. Now, this was a big deal, because although her family had cats in the past, they had never had a dog in the house and weren't sure what to expect. Add to that the fact that he has the Yorkie stubbornness against being completely house trained, and I wasn't sure how things would go. Happily, he did just fine, and minded his manners while I was gone.
This shawl is worked from a center chain, completing one side, then joining to the original chain and stitching the other side.
It feels like it's been forever since I did a crafty post...I don't even remember what the last one was! One reason of course was my computer issues, and the other was a lack of crafting time. I finally got back into some crafting in April, but it was slow going. Back at the beginning of the month I decided to join the Spring Stitch Along hosted by The Crochet Crowd and sponsored by Joann Fabrics and Crafts. The deadline for entering into their contest is today, and while I finished my blanket a week ago, I decided not to enter the contest because I was too lazy to block my afghan when it was finished.