Hello My Fair Ladies,
I have to say that I’ve been monopolizing on Alex being away and catching up with much-needed sleep. I’ve accepted that Alex is in the best place and glad to report that he seems to be adapting to his new medication.
So top this with beautiful smiles, hugs and lots of dancing from Alex when we’ve visited these last two days, I now find myself in a happier place.
Happiness lead to meeting up with dear friends over the weekend, sharing food and wine, plus lots of giggles after a few of these!
And lots of hooky work.. shall I show you?
Ta Dahhh!!!!!!!!!!! My Rowan Blanky is finished.. well all the fun bits have been done, just the ends to weave in but look…. its lovely, bright and such a happy project.
Although, I’ve shared this moment with you, I’m not going to present it to the unit till the time Alex is discharged. I’ll see if I can get some pics for you on that day but I’ll have to check if there are any privacy policies in place.. we’ll see.
Don’t you just love that scalloped edge!
The staff at the unit can not be praised enough for the work they put into looking after the patients in their care. I’ve spent many an hour enjoying their company and getting to know Alex’s fellow companions in-depth, especially the girls. So, after admiring long flowing locks of hair, I made each one of them a crocheted hair bobble..
Of course I had to see what they looked like in the hair before I gave them out.. cute eh.
So as you can see, there has been lots going on… ohhhh but there’s more she says!
Ive fallen in love… with the ripple stitch. I wanted to make a ripple blanky but found that I should perhaps restrict my buying at the moment especially with some plans in the line that might need a few pounds to get them off the ground… So, I thought I’d rid myself of all the acrylic yarns in my draws and make a scrap blanky where I could add random “left over yarns ” to make it up over the next few months… and invest my cotton stash from Lidl’s into making a luxury ripple for my dear friend Lenna..
The top sample with the “coffee and cream” mix is the cotton blend blanket and the bottom more colourful sample is the acrylic blankey which of you look carefully you’ll be able to see how I’ve tried to blend various short threads to give a variegated effect… which do you prefer?
There’s still lots to do without mentioning my shawl in the making too .. but most of all the what I wanted to say.. is thanks for your lovely emails again. They are a ray of sunshine to me as all your comments are!
Have a super time with your hooks and look out next week for my pop corn stitch tutorial which I used to make Abigails Blanky remember this?
I’m going to show you how to make it!
Sending you all a beautiful week xxxxxxx helen xxxxxxxxxx