Building Grandma’s Log Cabin

We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give. ~ Winston Churchill

Over the past few weeks, I’ve come to appreciate my handmade items. They’re comforting in these uncertain times. Many are items I’ve created over the years. Others are treasured gifts from when I was young like the quilted blanket from my grandma. I’m trying to make the most of the extra knitting time. And garter stitch blanket is so very comforting to knit right now.

I’m making great progress on the original Grandma’s Log Cabin pictured above. I’m on block four. This is the last new color block. The remaining blocks will be repeats of these four colors. I had two different skeins of dark purple from the 2019 blanket club. They’re very similar so in an effort to use my stash yarn, I decided to stripe them. I’m not sure I have enough knitted yet to see how it’s going to look. I’m on row 13 of 132 with 132 stitches. That’s about 30 more stitches from block three, and I can tell the rows take just that little bit longer to knit. I guess I should say I’m getting good value for my money.

While I was waiting for the second skein for block three to arrive, I made some more progress on Grandma’s Log Cabin II. It’s double in size from last week with around 30 rows completed. This one will probably move a bit slower until I complete the first blanket, but then again who knows when we’re going to leave our house to do more than grocery shopping.

The day job has been keeping me busy this week even working from home. The British Hubby and I haven’t had time to try out any more new low-carb recipes, but never fear there will be some very soon. I am about to lose vacation time so I’ll be on vacation starting tonight!

Burt’s trying out this shelter in place idea.

I may not have tried a new human recipe, but I did try something new for the kitties. In 2019, we made an effort to stop buy consumable products like tissues and paper towels for more environmental friendly products that we can reuse. We’re doubling down our efforts to waste less in these unknown economic times and perhaps extend our time between necessary shopping trips. I’m cleaning out that shelf in the freezer you never get to and becomes the frozen food waste land. Once a week, I’m pulling something out and seeing what we can do with it. I found some rather old freezer-burnt sausages. Given the kitties love raw food, I’m going to see how they like these. These are plain sausages so no spices that could be harmful to the kitties.

Okay, we’re off to celebrate life with our normal Friday night pizza and a movie with gratitude that we’re safe and healthy so far. Hug the loved ones you’re living with. Enjoy Friday’s theme song!

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