And then everything went pear shaped! (If you are not familiar with that saying it means things went wrong). Mom's dementia took a turn for the worse and as she is still at home it was doubly hard. I spent a lot of time at my parents home, and even when not there my mind was whirling...
Again I was looking at fibre and just not feeling it.. preferring to do housework than felt.. WHAT?! That's just wrong..
But knowing myself, I know that trying to push through and felt anyway (which is usually the best medicine for me) could be detrimental and lead to this block becoming a real issue, as it did in the summer. SO, I needed something that would keep my hands busy and calm my mind, but be no more taxing than putting things together which pleased my eye. I decided to crochet a thick blanket for my son.. to keep in his car and take along on adventures and camping trips and what have you.
I have a big box full of yarn.. so great I could destash at the same time!
|Using three strands of yarn.. 1 aran and 2 double knit and a 10mm hook|
I really enjoyed working on this.. just putting colours together, working row after row of plain double crochet.
Infact I enjoyed it that much, and as I still had quite a bit of yarn left, I decided to do a second - this one will be for Rachael.
|They're approx 4'6" x 5' really snuggly and warm.|
Some of the yarn used was passed on to me by my Nan, and I
recognise some of it from childhood cardigans and jumpers :)
I'm glad to say things have settled with Mom this past week, she's on meds which seem to be helping. And so things have been better with me.. I've been at home and actually felting again :)