Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Bread and Blanket

I've been so busy getting ready for Thanksgiving!  The girl arrived yesterday, and the boy comes home tonight.  My husband's birthday is tomorrow.  The Internet/phone lines have been up and down like a dog on a football, and I will be lucky to get this post done without getting kicked off in mid sentence. I am now having conversations with an elderly man who is sharing our phone line and it's kind of hilarious.  I'm getting to know the phone numbers coming across on the caller ID that belong to him, so we don't answer.  I'm sure he's been plenty entertained by listening to our phone conversations. Hopefully all should be fixed by Friday and then I can resume visiting blogs and Pinterest.

I finished the Modern Alchemy blanket, made entirely of Paton's classic wool that I had in the cupboard.  I'm trying to beat my yarn stash into submission without buying any more, at least until the end of the year.  A few things about this pattern I really liked....
It was fast!  Kind of like a ripple, you can watch t.v. and be hooking without looking, yo.
The pattern creates a scalloped bottom and top edge, as well as smooth sides. I didn't feel a border was necessary to finish it off.
I love the ridges it creates.  It looks rather accordion like, which stretches as you snuggle under it.
I crocheted 8 rows per color, which used up almost the entire ball, and threw in a couple of extra skinny cream colored rows.
Feeling full of myself after the blanket finish, I attempted this bread the other day, and it was so good I was lucky to get a picture before we devoured it.  You're supposed to wait and let it cool for an hour after taking it from the oven.  Ha!  We started slicing off the ends well before that, slathering on the butter, completely ignoring the fact that it was supposed to be served with soup for dinner.  Oh well.

We get our new little puppy this weekend.  Since I was the last to put in a deposit, I get the last pick of the litter.  So we have to wait for everyone else to make their choice.  It's like waiting for the bread all over again.  I went to check out the dogs, you know, make sure they didn't have 3 legs and 4 eyeballs, but of course they were all cute.  Really have you ever seen an ugly 8 week old lab puppy?
So it's turning out to be a very exciting week here at Pieceful.  Hope yours is just as fun.
Have a great Thanksgiving.


  1. I love your blanket, the pattern is an unusual one I have not seen before, what is it called?Your bread looks really good too, good job all round x

  2. I like the pattern of your crochet blanket, was it hard to make? It looks complicated.
    And the bread looks delicious, it looks like the breads we can buy here in Europe.

  3. I can't imagine how you can crochet without looking but your blanket is lovely - as is the bread. Gosh it's making my mouth water. Can't wait to see photos of your new puppy. What an exciting time for you. Philippa xx

  4. Love you blanket! Have a similar one, but in linen stitch, on the long terms hook, which means it comes out of hiding once a year. Maybe next year is a good time to finish.
    Tummy growling when looking at that loaf :-)

  5. Oh Lynne! Your crocheted blanket is GORGEOUS!!!
    I will have to try that pattern. My hubby could use a blanket of his very own. I could man that one up with the right colors.
    The bread is yummy looking. I can practically smell its warm goodness from here.
    And a new puppy?!!!! How wonderful!!!
    There's nothing like it :)))
    Lab's are beautiful creatures for sure. My brother in law has had several over the years. Precious dogs!
    And have the Happiest of Thanksgivings {especially with those interesting phone conversations. Ha! }

  6. In this day and age you would not think there would be phone issues like that, oh my! I love your blanket, it is spectacular.
    Hugs to you and enjoy your family.
    Happy Thanksgiving,

  7. Love your blanket!!! It looks great with stripes of colors
    ♥ Ana BC

  8. Haha! I loved this post, a lot. The promise of a puppy, the perfect blanket (you're just fanning the flames of my blanket problem, you know) and I think I can smell that bread from here. Looks like you've got a party line again now, too! Oh mercy. Have fun! :)


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