My six year old cousin died unexpectedly last week. He was disabled and autistic, but had managed to learn how to walk and feed himself. The difference that I saw in him between visits home had been amazing to behold. I can't begin to imagine what my poor uncle and aunt are feeling.
I did attempt a little sewing (knits...), but gave that up early on, when it came time to get the seam ripper out (the lining and the outside of the sleeve were the same material, so it was really pretty easy to sew the sleeve on inside out while my brain was off doing its own thing...).
My children's great-grandma had a fall and broke her ribs, so she has been an unexpected house guest for a few days.
So, I picked up some crocheting to keep my hands busy while I curled up on the sofa watching children that hadn't finished their dinner get spoiled by an old lady carrying M&Ms...
There's something therapeutic about crocheting a simple blanket. This one's a pushchair (stroller) blanket for one of the expectant mothers in the family on my husband's side. Three out of four sister-in-laws are pregnant right now. The nearest yarn shop didn't have much of a selection at all, but I didn't have time to search further afield. So, it was this or hot pink. I hope that she likes it.
It's using the same stitch pattern as the rhubarb scarf, but it wasn't until I loaded the photos onto the PC that I realised how similar they look when there is nothing in the photo to give a clue as to scale. The paler colours on the blanket are more cream coloured in real life, but the camera really picked up on the coloured strands mixed in.
Yep, still got a long way to go on the scarf...
Take care all.