I hope you’re all having a fantastic 2023 so far! Dale and I stayed home for New Year’s Eve and had a quiet evening at home. We did stay up until after midnight, but no champagne or noisemakers.
This past week, I have been working on the baby blanket that I started knitting on December 26th. I finished it on New Year’s Day. It’s soft and squishy, and I love it! The yarn is leftover from my R&R Hoodie. I had almost 5 full skeins, and the blanket used up 3 of them. I bought a skein of I Love This Yarn in Dark Country Blue for the attached I-cord edging.
There was still a lot of yarn left so I also made a hat and booties to go with the blanket.
I also made a dishcloth with leftover yarn from the Sakura Bag that I made last week.
And I made some doll clothes and hexipuffs.
I also made one baby hat for the donation sack. I have no idea what kind of yarn it is, but I like the stitch definition. It came to me with a bunch of other unlabeled yarn.
Yesterday, I washed the blankets that I made for some of my nieces and nephews along with the baby blanket above. Now I need to get them all packaged up and ready to mail. It’s always scary when you send your handmade items off in the mail. I worry that they’ll get lost or damaged along the way. Even if you get insurance on the package, how do you decide what a handmade blanket is worth? Is it worth only the cost of the materials you used to make it? Do you get reimbursed for the time you’ve invested in making it? How do you put a price on a handmade blanket? It feels like it takes months to make one; the big knitted one seemed to take years. I guess I’ll just have to get a tracking number and cross my fingers for a few days while I anxiously wait for the package to arrive at its destination.
Last week I made my resolution to make a post at least once every two weeks. As of the fourth day of the year, I’m still on track for keeping it! At least I’m starting with good intentions.
Bye for now!