Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Squeak Squeak...


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I’ve lost my voice. For days. Getting the big kids out the door for school has been an exercise in wild gesticulation. 

Ironically, my voice always seems to reappear to summon great coughs of hacking-ness...

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The Small has been worse. (But today she isn’t grey. YAY!)


Ruptured ear drum, then Friday night in Emergency, with lots of cuddles but not many soothing words from Mum except for the best intentioned...

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For a few weeks I’ve been stitchety-stitchin’ a blanket for her Big Girl Bed. Never ceases to amaze me how a crocheted row or two squeezed between bits of a day can grow so speedy-like.

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255 stitches per row, all of ’em trebles (I’m talking UK language here), two rows of each colour and entirely prompted by Lucy’s blanket of happy. I reckon I’m halfway-ish at 1.5 metres wide and just over one metre long. The Small and I have been snuggled under it as I go. 

Perfectly fabulous until I reach the end of a row, flip the whole shebang over and all the ‘warm’ disappears. Bad, bad mother. Sorry sweetie.


Remember the Epic Blanket, crafted from Yarn of All Manner of Gloriousness? It is coveted and stolen from my bed on a regular basis. That Epic Blanket almost required a second mortgage. I will never ever tell you how much the Epic Blanket cost to craft. I will most certainly NEVER EVER tell the Mr – even though he reckons he’s worked out the yarny yardage. Hmm.

The Small’s blanket is a toe tip into the World of Acrylic. I am a great big acrylic yarn snob but I can see the benefits of this particular one greatly extend beyond the cheap as chips. No need for a second mortgage and no itch factor! Best of all, so far, no sign of what I had been dreading – you know that acrylic-y sound I mean? The sound of...

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35 comments:

Katie said...

Loving it!

Mrs Smith said...

Grey is not good.

Hope you are well soon.
This post is so good I can't think of a word meaning good that is good enough for it.

You are the crochet queen

Cas said...

great post :) etc etc :)

Tas said...

I had a cold last week too. Sadly still had a weak voice. Proves just as hard to get the kidlets to obey when trying to be authoritative with a feeble, croaky voice as it would be without any voice at all I reckon.

Hope that you are feeling better now,
lovey.

Kylie Hunt said...

Hope you guys are feeling better soon. Agree that squeaks of any kind not good. Kx

Dianne said...

Don't take this the wrong way..but I'm relieved the squeak squeak was a sore throat. After your last post I assumed you had found a dead mouse in a pocket this time!!!

Cinnamon said...

I hope you two feel better soon, or are already! Love the colors of the blanket, but how can you even look at all those ends?!

june at noon said...

Oh, dear, I am feeling the misery of the ruptured ear drum, having had one myself not all that long ago. That blanket will definitely help. I'm sure of it.

A Peppermint Penguin said...

those photos!

see youv'e not been working yer ends in as go then ;-P

That wee face, angel. could never cause a moments trouble.

just like her mother.

please tell Small I love her socks.

Please tell you to get well soon and that dark chocolate (the reaaallly dark stuff) is very good for coughs.

SmitoniusAndSonata said...

Small looks very peaky , poor little scrap ! A quick recovery to you both .... Chicken soup and snuggly rugs never fail .

**Anne** said...

Get well SOON. Ruptured ear drum OUCH!!
Anne xx

Claire said...

Hope you and your gorgeous small are feeling better soon but... HELLO... the colours of that rug are sensational!

Bree said...

Are you weaving in as you go? ;)

Some acrylic is ok, and especially if you are making a huge blanket.

I had proper flu for a month. I have never been so sick in my life. It sucked big time.

Hope you are better soon :)

Annie @ knitsofacto said...

It is a well known fact that copious blanket snuggling is one of the very best cures for nasty coughs and colds. Hope you guys are much better already!

Tanya said...

I tell you what is perfectly fabulous- that blanket. I am an acrylic yarn snob...so I am interested in your tip. Thanks.

Nikki said...

Oh that little face..... *heart breaks*

Love and hot whiskeys to you, dearest. xxx

Fer said...

Oh no, not good at all. We've been hacking away here too. It's nice to see a cheerful blankie in the making though. xoxo

emma @ frog, goose and bear said...

Hope all is better in your house soon.

Cathy {tinniegirl} said...

You and your peeps have sure been through the wringer this year lady. I hope you're on the mend quick smart.

Trudy said...

You have a talent for making coughs and colds sound entertaining!! Hope you're feeling better. Speaking of costs of epic blankets, I'm currently doing Little Woollie's CAL and I'm scared about how much this baby's going to cost ... I'm thinking if we cut down on four meals a week I'll be okay.

Kate said...

Oh there has been so much sickness here too.
BUT I did not think to use it as a crochet opportunity.
BUM! Now I feel like I wasted all that crap time. I too could have had a glorious granny banket like yours.
AND your smallest is looking all five year oldy and getting ready for school too. How are you coping my love? xx

bec said...

Gorgeous blankie, the lucky lil girl! I love that it makes her all better and snuggly and it's still being made! I was thinking acrylic would be perfect for the wash factor! I find nice crochet blankies for the dogs bed, and I sure appreciate acrylic goodness when I blast them on a hot wash! Nothing happens! Occasionally the crafter has used a bit of wool, and there's a big felted mess! So I say 'go acrylic'! She'll have it for centuries...

sophie said...

It's so, so pretty, lucky little one! I hope the voice is getting better!

Corrie said...

lovely! this is on my to do list but I worry I'll start it and leave it! but it would be lovely in some cottons. Decisions decisions. love your colour choices:)
I've been so bad with my blog reading so just going back through lots of your lovely posts!

Corrie:)

Stomper Girl said...

God, she's cute, your little 'un. Glad you're all better.

I'm finding it very hilarious that your Mister reckons he's calculated the yarny yardage. Some things they're just happier not knowing I reckon. Your keeping him in blissful ignorance is a kindness really, tell him not to sabotage that.

Kaylovesvintage said...

hey

where are you..somewhere on the beach??

Ana BC said...

Delightful blanket!!! At first I thought it was a scarf...which incidentally would look great too!

pixiewear said...

i hope you're all okay! it's been a long time since you posted this. hope you're all healthy and happy and maybe on holiday somewhere. xo

emma @ frog, goose and bear said...

Hi Tania - just wondering how things are going in Myrtle and Eunice land? Just wanting you to know you were missed here in blogland. Hoping you're all doing OK and this delightful rainbow blanket is all finished. xo

Angus in Northcote said...

post the cello...

Selvage Quilter said...

Hi Tanya,
I just found your blog today. Love it. I'll feature you on my blog tomorrow: www.selvageblog.blogspot.com.
Best wishes,
Karen

Plain Jane said...

I'm so sorry that you haven't been well but the way you wrote this post really made me smile! The blanket looks beautiful and makes me want to finish mine so I can choose some fresh colours for a new one x

One Flew Over said...

Just saw your comment on ye ol' Kootoyoo and thought i would ping you from the internet ether.

Miss you xx

Sally said...

many thanks for your cute easter chick pattern :) loving the blog

My Brave True Hero said...

Your such a sweet mom, I love the color and design of the blanket you've made.