This is the view from out my window this morning! The snow is sticking to everything--the roads, the trees, and the grass.
This is lake effect snow which can pile up some serious inches very quickly. It should be too warm for this stuff to stick or to last but who knows? It's been snowing heavily all morning. At times it's been almost white-out conditions. I wish the sun would come out and melt it off. That's probably not going to happen. :-(
I am so not ready for winter to arrive!
I finished a baby blanket last week. This was a request from a friend for a round baby blanket. Well, it's kinda round, isn't it? LOL! I couldn't find a round baby blanket pattern I liked. I did find one knitted pattern. After several false starts getting the center started, I checked the pattern and couldn't make heads or tails out of it. So scrap that.
I decided for the sake or speed and sanity to crochet a blanket. I had an idea for something a little different after seeing a photo of an old doily. I liked the swirl look. Down I sat with hook and yarn to see what I could come up with. This is the result. It's very easy to crochet. I used a size G (4 mm) hook and 3 balls of Bernat Baby Jacquards (about 1,000 yards of sport weight/DK). A little over two evenings and the blanket was complete. There are only 3 rows to this pattern, The first two are set up rows, and the third you keep repeating until you get the blanket the size you want or run out of yarn.
I've posted the Swirl Baby Blanket pattern as a free pdf download on Ravelry. To find the one page pattern, click HERE. If you're not a Ravelry member, you're missing out on a lot of resources for knitters and crocheters.