Hello knitting blog. How are you? I’ve missed you so. I went on a business trip the week before Thanksgiving and haven’t been in my regular knit & blog routine. But, I have not been idley sitting by… I’ve been dutifully chugging away on my Christmas knits. And, I HAD to start the Hemlock blanket. It’s a vintage doily pattern that Jared Flood, knitting designer / photographer, modified to turn into an eloquent lap blanket. The Rainey Sisters took Jared’s modification and the original pattern and put it into a handy PDF file. From what I’ve seen on ravelry, the blanket looks like a blobby mess until blocked… I’m hoping I’m doing everything right! It’s been a very satisfying and quick knit so far. The Casscade Eco +, 100% Peruvian Highland wool, has been great to work with as well and I’m thoroughly enjoying this burnt umber color.