No one ever finds life worth living – one has to make it worth living.
– Winston Churchill
Yesterday was the two year anniversary of my Grandma passing. I spent many happy afternoons at my Grandma’s house canning and learning how to bake. I still make her gumdrop cookie recipe every year at the holidays. It’s one of our favorites. I have a favorite quilt made by my Grandma that is very dear to me. Naturally, when this knit along (kal) was announced I thought about my very special Grandma.
What could be better than having a new blanket after 12 months of knitting? I can’t wait to have a new blanket in remembrance of my Grandma. We’re making a Melanie Berg pattern, From Grandma with Love. I went for Jimmy’s choice. Purple wins every time. I know you’re probably thinking why would I sign up for another KAL when Craftvent 2018 is still a wip? What can I say, it’s the year of the Tart. I thought I should go for it.
The first yarn in the January box is Mad Tosh Sport in color Dustweaver. It’s a lovely gray/neutral with hints of pink and purple.
The meltdown has begun, but it’s not enough yet for us to get out. As you can see, there’s still a great deal of snow about. It’s looking likely that the British Hubby and I will be home bound for at least one more day.
In honor of my grandma’s passing, I made a low carb cheese cake. I love the coconut bottom. Check out those berries!
Burt thinks its too chilly for snow walking. Stay warm and safe. Shoveling snow has interfered with Conspiracy Thursday. They’ll be back once Spring arrives.