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Better late than never

It took about a week for blog readers to pick up my feeds! I'm pretty sure it was a Typepad thing... I'm about over it/them.

My NC500 medal came in the mail last week!


It's pretty hefty -- the actual medal is bigger than my palm.


I love the unicorn on the reverse! I AM UNDEFEATABLE.

Like Bonny, I don't think I'll be signing up for any more of these challenges. I don't really need a collection of medals. heh. It was very interesting to know, though, that I walked 500 miles between April 5th and September 30th -- just normal everyday steps, though my "normal" day can sometimes include cleaning an Airbnb or two, chasing after a grandchild or four, and/or beating the pavement/grass for 4-8 miles a day in Denver or around standing stones in Orkney or someplace.

We finished buttoning up the house over the weekend -- switched out the rest of the screens for storm windows, brought in tender plants/pots/garden decor. I still have "wash kitchen windows" on my to-do list... it looks like we're in for a mild weekend (after seeing snowflakes fall on two of the last four days), so I'm putting it off until then. Lordy, they're so dirty, and now that the leaves are falling, the sunshine is beginning to blaze through the trees, shining a spotlight right on all that dirt. heh.

I noticed my window of daylight closing yesterday and ran outside with my Temperature Blanket to take a decent progress photo.


Rusty saw me testing this weathered old chair (my laundry basket holder when hanging on the clothesline), which I had deemed worthy for getting an angle on my Temperature Blanket progress (or at least worthy of carefully trying) 🧐… when just as I was about to climb aboard, he popped his head out the back door and asked if I would like him to bring me a step stool. Well, okay, if you’re gonna bring it to me!

I've finally built up a bit of steam for this project, after not knitting a stitch for weeks. As of this time yesterday, I was about 60 rows from finishing my panel and it's even less now!


The next panel will be Kate's. My original idea was that Rusty's panel & mine would flank the girls', but in a waking up/falling asleep dreamy state sometime last week, it occurred to me that since the girls' will all be pretty similar, that maybe we'd break them up! Instead of Rusty-Kate-Ali-Maddy-Vicki, it might go Kate-Rusty-Ali-Vicki-Maddy!

We shall see!




So, I've told you you amaze me, right?


The blanket looks incredible! You've reminded me that my windows DESPERATELY need washing!


That medal is even cooler than the average one since you completed it in person! I love that chair (I've got a similar one that holds a pot), and your temperature panels are looking good!


Another EPIC blanket, Vicki. (Actually, I think this one is the ULTIMATE Epic Blanket.) And that medal? WOW! (And, ugh. I need to wash my windows, too. We did it in the spring, but then when we had the exterior painting done mid-summer, the painters power-washed the house first . . . and the windows are awful as a result. I need to get crackin.')

(And Typepad? The leaving was painful and tedious, but I have zero regrets.) XO


Windows need washing here as well... sigh. That won't happen before we head away for a bit of a break.

Your blanket is just so fun! But your medal! WELL DONE YOU! (and I am here if you need any advice on the great blog move!)



I just keep my blinds down most of the time so I don't have to worry about whether the windows are clean or not!

The blanket is looking spectacular! I think once you have all the panels done, you'll have to arrange them in different configurations and see what looks best. I'm sure it'll be stunning regardless of the order you choose.


Awesome medal which would look great on a kilt!! Or maybe it would weigh you down? Amazing and beautiful blanket Vicki. And options for it. You don't have to join any of the panels until they are finished and see how they look. Let's not talk about windows, ok?


Your projects are always THE most interesting and are always EPIC! Your family blanket is going to be spectacular.


oh my that blanket!!! I am glad Rusty fixed up your "step stool" ... you're gonna need it for more progress photos :-)

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