Several years ago, when I was going through the process of being approved for bariatric surgery, one of the things I was asked was, "What do you see yourself doing when you are 100 pounds lighter that you can't do now?" I answered, "hiking with my husband in the parks." That became a reality this trip.
I watch the Martha Stewart Show practically every day. By the way, I hate her politics, but I love her style. I'm interested in a lot of the things she is interested in. Every spring, she starts talking about her peony garden. It is huge with maybe a couple of hundred peony plants.
Peonies, like lilacs, are a mystery to me, because we don't have them this far south. I loved the lilacs when I lived in Iowa and Colorado. They were magnificent. There were big, tall, long hedges of lilacs--absolutely beautiful. The smell was almost overwhelming.
Peonies have huge flowers and many of them are pink. I decided to start naming my crochet projects. So instead of calling this afghan a pink and green afghan, I am now calling it my peony baby pink afghan.
Silly huh? Maybe. But I am practicing my word pictures. Some of you that know about peonies, got a picture in your mind didn't you?
This is my newest finished project. This is a large baby blanket made from Caron Simply Soft yarn. I made it from some yarn that I had left over from another project. I am crazy about the combination of colors (blue, green and purple). I am afraid that it will probably stay with me rather than me giving it to someone. The colors are a little too girly for a boy and a little boyish for a girl. Oh well, a Nana blanket.