I reverted to my slothful ways today and hung about inside the house and worked on August's blanket and listened to a book and it was most pleasant. The day has been warmish but so very, very gloomy. No sight of the sun at all, not even a quick peek between clouds, just a blanket of dark gray as if the sky was one great bruise. It's just started raining, a slow drizzle of heavy drops. According to my weather widget we're going to be getting rain on and off for the next day or so and then of course it will get chillier again.
I like August's blanket. It's quite different from the other name blankets I've made. Well, the basic design (if that word can even be used for a few rectangles) is the same but August's love of pink and of rainbows and of unicorns inspired an interesting combination of flannels. The unicorn print was leftover from a nightgown that I made Magnolia two Christmases ago and I ordered the rainbow flannel from online last November. The backing is that way-too-soft-to-be-natural fabric that is sort of weird but it's just so very, very cozy and so I used it. Now I'll do embroidering around the letters, probably just some blanket stitches and then see where that leads. I love that part of the project, the choosing of colors and stitches, the hand work that is slow but so enjoyable.
Speaking of Magnolia, Lily sent this picture to the group today.
As Hank responded, "That seems efficient."