Wednesday, 13 October 2010
Peach All Shawl
The colour of this shawl is described as fawn by Patons but I think that it looks more of a pale peach colour. The shawl is ,of course, another All Shawl which is a free pattern from Doris Chan. Although this shawl is quite plain apart from the edging I love making it as it is a crochet along no brainer for when I can't concentrate on anything a bit more complicated. It took 10 x 50 grams of Patons Solo Fawn shade 2248. I am not sure if Solo is still available but it is classed as a chunky with mohair. It is a fine chunky though and I would describe it more of a thick aran.
Try to ignore the clutter on the coffee table as I have everything all around me when I am crocheting. I can't stand having to get out of my chair to find this or that. It drives my ex crazy when he comes around but it's my house and I quite like a bit of clutter. It is the tools of my trade to me and not clutter. I might need the tape measure, the stitchmarkers, the pins, scissors or sewing up needle at any minute - who knows.
The shawl will be posted off to Debra, a lady that I met in hospital, as soon as I finish off her white Blue Curacao shawl which I put down as I found that I could not concentrate on it whilst I wasn't feeling 100%.
Today I feel a bit better but I put that down to having a reasonable night's sleep. Yesterday I felt very droopy and didn't do much at all except chat to the gardener and the bin cleaner. I live such an exciting life ;-)
I read on Facebook that my friend Charlie's opening day for Purl City Yarns was a great success. I wish her well with this venture and hope to visit her (and the wool of course) as soon as I am back up and around again. I have not been told that I have to stay in but with the leg wound problem I am keeping myself to myself just in case there is any infection present. The serous fluid is still leaking quite a lot and I have had many changes of dressings. I was thinking of taping a Tena lady pad to it last night as the dressings were lasting less than a couple of hours.The District nurse may call today and I will ask her if she has any padded dressings for the night time. How much fluid can a girl leak?
I did some hoovering today and the dishes but baulked at anything else. I am going to settle down and try to resume crocheting the white shawl this afternoon as I can concentrate better in the daylight. I want to get the shawls posted off as I don't want Debra to think that I have forgotten about her. I only have her address and not a phone number so I can't call to explain.
The sun is shining today. Just watch. The minute that I decide that I can go out and about the rain will start. It's called Jan's luck. Thank you to everyone for your continued support. I do appreciate it and it gets me through a day when I am not feeling 100%.