National California Strawberry Day
Strawberries are one of my favorite fruits, so I am always eager for strawberry season to begin. Unfortunately, this means that I usually jump the gun and buy strawberries before they are really good and ripe. Right now, I have a carton of strawberries in the fridge that I know will not be great, but I purchased them anyway because they were on sale and I couldn't resist. Thankfully, I know to slice them and add some sugar before eating them so the taste will improve.
The best strawberries come right from the garden. Although I have a small garden plot in the city, I don't plant strawberries because there isn't enough space to produce a meaningful yield. I'll rely on Farmer's Markets later this spring for the quality strawberries.
Monogram Dog Blanket - Now on Etsy!!
After the blanket panels were blocked and dried, I was ready to assemble Archie's new blanket. I attached the panels using a single crochet stitch and also added a single crochet stitch border around the entire piece. I've found that this attaching method is sturdier than many of the other standard methods and it produces a nice edge to each panel.
The size is nice and large for a dog blanket -- 32x44 -- and it's a warm, soft blanket. It would be a great gift for any size dog. Since it is fully customizable, it's a unique item that would be a treasured keepsake.
Archie is right at home on his new blanket. Now, maybe he will stay off my blankets! (Not a chance of that happening.)