Last week, I finished this knitted blanket. I had fun working on this project even though the pattern was rather easy. It was just challenging enough to be fun without taking too much mental energy -- the ideal pattern! I found it in this book. Before I dropped it off at the pregnancy center, I was able to talk with my children about why I make these blankets and who receives them. I'm always looking for opportunities like that.
I've already started my next blanket, another easy one that I hope to work on at the retreat this weekend. After that, Daniel wants me to make him one, but I'll crochet it.
First, I am a child of God, adopted into His family through the blood of His Son Jesus Christ. Second, I am helpmeet to my husband John of sixteen years. Third, I am mother to Sarah Beth who is ten years old, to Daniel who turned nine in February, to Rachel who turned seven at the end of January, to Mary who turned five in December, and to Hannah who turned one in February.