or two, but three boxes appeared on my porch the other day!
I already knew a little about what was inside each; the littlest box held 3 two-year old blueberry plants, twigs really, that we ordered from Indiana Berry and Plant Co.
– I’m excited to try a new variety, ‘Bonus’, because, to quote the catalog, “Its’ berries are the largest on the market, generally the size of a quarter or half-dollar”!! Can you imagine? Can’t wait to see if we get even one berry of that size this year.
And I knew that the other two boxes contained blankets that Karen of MA started for me. – I think that sounds better than saying “Karen’s unwanted UFOs”, don’t you? –
Box One had variegated granny squares.
Lots of ’em!
59 five-inch granny squares in all
with yarn enough to make a few more squares or a border.
Time out for a little math; scribble, scribble, calculate, calculate. . .
If I lay out 54 of the squares in a 6 x 9 grid I’ll have a 33″ x 49.5″ blanket. If I add a couple of border rounds it will be about the same size as my kids’ ripples! Cool. Thanks Karen!
Box Two opens with the beginnings of a very pretty blanket
double-crocheted of two strands, one cream and one variegated. The variegated changes with each row.
What a wonderful way to use up variegated scraps! I have a few of these same variegated yarns in my scrap box, but I don’t think mixing in some others will detract.
The next layer is a small section of a single-crochet ripple. Karen told me that she unraveled the rest of the blanket, one of her first, so I feel free to let DH unravel what remains.
She also sent the beginning of a second granny afghan
And, tucked in a corner, I found a completely unrelated surprise of some mohair!
So many projects, where shall I start? The variegated granny is very near to being done, which makes me want to weave in the squares’ yarn tails right away.
Oh. My. Did you read what I just said?. . . “I want to weave in yarn tails?!” Am I running a fever or sumthin’?
It must be that working in tails doesn’t feel like as big a deal when someone else did all the work of crocheting the squares for me. Thanks again Karen!