Today was the sort of day that I am reminded that my house is located in the middle of a deciduous forest.
Eager to make progress on my baby cookie blanket, I got up early enough to finish with my household chores before I ran some equally necessary errands. Included in those household chores was the following: sweep the back deck.
In my vision of how the day would play out, I would sit out on my deck enjoying what is probably one of the few remaining days of the year where I will not need a parka and a campfire in order to sit comfortably and work on my crochet, and then I would walk the dog, run some late afternoon errands, and call it a day.
In an effort to make that fantasy a reality, I literally swept the deck; however, by the time I got home from running errands, it was once again littered with leaves. Not to be deterred, I swept myself a spot large enough for me to set up my crochet camp, and got to work.
I focused on two things.
Weaving in the ends of the completed cookies:
and making more of the plain squares that will comprise 35/83rds of the total blanket:
Satisfied that I was making progress on both fronts, I decided to see how the blanket would look with the available cookies:
At this point, I’m not entirely certain what I think.
The gray is looking very gray to me, I’m wondering if I should make all of the swirl cookies red and aran rather than mixing in the coffee and aran, and I still need to write directions for the lemon shortbread and chocolate chip crochet cookies, but all in all, I have made good progress, and it looks like I might get this done before Thanksgiving, despite myself.