Monday, 28 June 2010
Pink Dalmation Crochet Baby Jacket
As I mentioned yesterday some random yarns crochet in splodges rather than in the lines that you get when it is knitted. This is why I call this jacket the pink dalmatian jacket as it has random spots or splodges all over it. I have not heard of this wool before. I had a 100 grams plus a small ball in some wool that I got donated to me ages ago. This is Chevy Cabana DK and is a sort of ripple effect yarn in acrylic. I am lucky in that people who know that I crochet baby things give me odd balls that they have left over from other things. If the donated colours are too dark then I save them for the homeless hat and scarves which I will be making nearer to the winter time. I can also incorporate some darker colours in the multi coloured shawls that I make for older ladies,
The jacket pattern is the larger sized Rindy Carpenter pattern and I changed this one by crocheting an alternating 5 treble shell with a dc in between. I just adapted a beanie in matching pattern stitch to use up the wool that I had left over from the jacket.I am making another jacket in lilac but changing the stitch at the bottom again, I do love these basic cardigans as they can be changed so much to make them individual.
I got my letter for my hospital call up. It is just over a week away. I don't want to put the date on here and announce to the world that my house will be empty on a certain date so when I disappear from blogging for a few days then you will know that day has arrived. My neighbours have been put on alert and as they have a couple of dogs who bark at the slightest cough then I feel quite secure. Plus my family have keys and will be bobbing in and out to move any mail and newspapers from the porch etc. All I have to pray is that there are no emergencies who are in the bed that I am expecting to occupy. That has happened to be a couple of times in the past. I get there and there is no bed for me so I get sent home again, or I get a phone call on the night before telling me that it is cancelled. With the NHS nothing is set in stone even when you get a date. I don't have a lap top or a a phone that has Internet so I won't be able to blog write until I come back home again. Last time I was in hospital I tried to use the Internet that was incorporated into the bedside TV and the whole thing went off and I could not even watch TV so I won't bother trying this time.
Today is one of those hot muggy days. No sunshine but still very hot. I am sure that we are in for a thunderstorm soon. The air feels so heavy that it needs a downfall of rain to clear the atmosphere. I am not sure what I am going to start next once I have finished the lilac jacket. I should try to work more on the boys knitted jackets that are still only half finished but I just can't knit when my fingers are hot and sticky. I can usually crochet though.
Time to dive into a long cold drink. Non alcoholic drink I should say as I rarely drink these days. I do have a passion for diluting my squash with carbonated water though rather than normal tap water. I try not to drink cola or other fizzy drinks because of the sickly sweet taste not to mention the extra calories even in the diet variety.