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Jerek actually did make it back that last Saturday that I posted in the blog about it. Yay!

Tiri and I have been out with him, but I elected to stay home this week because I have laundry, etc to do. Then last night I got sick to my tummy so it was good that I was at home instead of out on the truck anyway. I am feeling better now, but my tummy is still sore.

I've used about 8 skeins of yarn since we have been out. Here are some of the things that I made:

This is a baby cocoon set that I would like to send to a lady who is collecting items for Sandy survivors in NJ/ I made it from the book I got at Walmart called Baby Cocoons. Nice little book, it has 5 cocoon and matching hat patterns.

Then we have these:

These are both special requests from Calvin's Hats, an organization that gives hats to moms who have lost babies. The bottom one is actually blue, it just looks purple.

These are also meant for NJ. The top item is a pet bed for a shelter that took in a lot of animals that couldn't be taken along with their owners during the evacuation. The other two are neck warmers. Winter is less than a month away, officially, but it's already feeling pretty nippy!

I also made a baby afghan for the Rez but I haven't taken a photo of it yet. I am rather proud about making a baby afghan. It's not baby colors, but it will be nice for a baby boy and it's bigger than most any of those baby blankets a person can buy nowadays so it should last the baby longer too. I used Red Heart "Painted Desert" and some solids that match colors in that yarn. Here is the yarn:

The blanket is a closed-hole granny, the only holes are on the corners. I have blue, brown and burgundy/maroon stripes in it.

I am sure there is more I could report but I think that is probably enough for now. I will leave off with this cute photo of Tiri:



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