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One of the nice things about keeping a blog is that it gives you a substantial archive of memories you can look back on and enjoy. I therefore wanted to record my last handiwork project of 2011, this lap-sized afghan of many colours that I completed as a Christmas gift for my Dad. He lives in a long-term care facility and I thought these bright shades might help to brighten his days just a little.

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I didn’t get in any hiking this weekend. The weather was cold and rainy. Beyond that though, I was away from home, having travelled to the west of Toronto to stay with my 83-year-old aunt who underwent minor surgery last week. Even minor surgery is pretty major when you are 83, and I was glad to be able to help out and visit with her as she got back on her feet.

My aunt is a long-time sports fan, and we passed some of the hours keeping tabs on the latest developments in the Major League Baseball playoffs. My aunt knows all the teams and players and filled me in on background details. We’re rooting for the Detroit Tigers and the Philadelphia Phillies. I don’t normally follow baseball much, but I don’t mind watching sports on T.V. because you don’t have to pay close attention and you can easily work on a project at the same time.

I was working on completing a small afghan that I started way back in the spring. I set it aside during the hot summer weather. This cool, quiet weekend was the perfect opportunity to finish this project. Here’s how it turned out.

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