Firstly, as the stats show that people are popping in via the Grow Your Own Blog Party link, you will find that post here.
And I have a Giveaway which will be drawn on February 15 here...
There were 61 of us who signed up for last night. (the link in the previous sentence will take you to Cheryll's blog post where we signed up and you can use those links to visit other FNwF ers.)
So what did I get up to?
Blanket #8 ; a hotchpotch of 'orphan squares' ! I finished joining the squares yesterday afternoon and last night I started crocheting a black border, to 'tie it all together'. The sad news is that I still have a pile of orphan squares...the pile has not decreased very much! lol!
But I will put them aside for now.
I only crocheted for part of the evening...some knitting time too!
Now this looks like a collar the way I 'posed' it for the photo. But it's another chevron/ripple stitch throw...I always like to have one of these on the go as I find them relaxing to knit. And it looks like it's going to be in my favourite colours again :-) As you can see I use circular needles to knit my throws but in the 1980s when I first started this sort of knitting, I used to jam all those stitches on straight needles.
Lastly I want to write a few words about how the farmers in many parts of Australia are struggling in severe drought conditions; watching stock die and crops fail. The prices of feed have skyrocketed making things even more difficult. Bloggers like Chookyblue are documenting what is happening firsthand...I'm a 'city slicker' but I'm hoping that even I can do something to help...farmers produce my food but it's getting hard for them to do that.
I'm sure that Shez won't mind me using this poster from her blog...
I think it says it all!