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I recently finished a small throw made with Bernat Blanket yarn and I love it. My Grandnuggets love it too. Bernat Blanket is just so quishy delicious. It’s harder for me to work with physically due to my hands and previous surgeries but it’s definitely worth it the constant breaks. I crocheted 9 squares and then attached them using a single crochet stitch which creates a raised edging.  To finish it off I created a border using single crochet. The finished throw is 48″x48″. It’s the perfect cuddle size when they curl up to watch a movie or it can be used as a lap blanket. I plan to make a larger throw with the blanket yarn  but won’t be creating individual squares again. Possibly a C2C graphgan is in my future.

My yarn order from Herrschner’s arrived 2 days early so I was able to start making gifts on my Christmas 2017 list. And no, it’s never too early to get the Christmas projects started. The first on the list is a blanket for my oldest son. He’s been a Green Bay Packers fan for 22 of his 30 years. I did some surfing on the net and on Pinterest and found this amazing graph from Kendra’s Crochet. All I had to do was email her and request. She responded quickly and I just had to shop for my yarn. Kendra made her blanket with Redheart yarn but I decided to go with Caron Simply Soft because it’s one of my favorites. I got it on sale for $2.99 a skein from Herrschner’s.

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I decided to carry the yarn colors through instead of dealing with ends or smaller balls of yarn. This means ordering additional yarn but I’m okay with that. It’s working up quickly and my goal is to have 40 rows completed by Saturday. I set the goal low because I never know what’s going to happen during my week. Sometimes I have to take a whole day off from crocheting or knitting if my hands are bothering me a lot. Weekends mean one day dedicated to hanging out with the family. Everyone comes over for a big family dinner and we then dive into a tabletop game or watch movies together. Two weeks ago we decided to start our own Dungeons and Dragons group because everyone’s schedules were working out for once. We’re all looking forward to our first campaign with my husband as our DM.

Now that Thursday is winding down I’m going to get a few rows done on the Packers blanket and watch Chicago Med. I love all of the “Chicago” shows and I’m looking forward to the premier of Chicago Justice on March 1st.

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