Saturday, 23 March 2013

Nearing An End

Last weekend was Paddy's weekend here in Ireland but unfortunately I was not out celebrating like a wild thing.  Instead I headed down to my Mum's house with a roaring temperature and a very bad kidney infection for a little bit of mothering.  After all that's been happening here over the last few weeks with my son being in and out of hospital, I craved the comfort of being with my mother.  I needed somebody to wrap me up in a duvet and make me water bottle while I drank hot cups of tea.  I was a sad sight, cocooned in a duvet on her couch while sweat dripped from my forehead.
But my Mum being my Mum made me feel better in no time at all.  And I soon had the energy to sit on the floor and do the lay out for my toddlers blanket.  All the squares are now finished and it will easily cover a single bed.  So it should do the little man in question a while yet.

There are 35 squares in total with varying shades of green, blue and pink.  With the base colours of white and grey.  I hope that they work out as well as I hope.  We were both happy with the lay out when we tried.


I used only three types of blocks. One square spinner, a plain granny and a mixed colour granny.

Now is the hard part.  I think that I'm going to crochet the blocks together instead of sewing, to make it more robust for a toddler.  And then on to weaving in all of those millions of ends!!!  I think that a sit down with an audio book for a few evening will do the trick.  I'm in a hurry for this blanket to be finished now because my friend B is coming home from Oz next week with her Hubby and little man.  I can't wait to see her as it's been at least seven years since we've last met.  I'm getting excited just thinking about it.

Wish me luck with the finishing off and I'll chat you all soon.
Rosie xx

PS Thanks for your comments on my last cry for help about bloglovin on my phone.  I've still not had any joy with that but I've sent and email to the help board and am awaiting an answer.

10 comments:

  1. Glad you are feeling better, a Mums care is just brill isn't it! The blanket is shaping up very well, I must get my head around this bloglovin malarkey too! :) x

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  2. Sorry to hear that you were poorly and glad you are feeling better. Mum's always help don't they? Love your squares, it will be lovely when they are all crocheted together. Can't wait to see it in all its glory. Have a lovely weekend.
    Jille xx

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  3. Sorry to hear you were ill Rosie. TLC, tea and crochet are the perfect way to recover from things :) The blanket is looking lovely, can't wait to see it finished. I hope bloglovin is working for you a bit better now. I'm slowly getting there with it. One thing I really like is how easy it is to find other crochet blogs there. Have a great weekend! Elisabeth x

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  4. I love those colours - it is going to look fantastic when it is all put together. Glad that you are feeling much better - mum's can sometimes be the best medicine! Jane x

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  5. I hope you are well on the way to recovery. It is nice to be 'mothered' once again isn't it. I am looking forward to seeing your finished project. I am really enjoying Bloglovin now I have the hang of it a bit more. I feel a bit more organised now! Take care. Chel x

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  6. Hope you are feeling a bit better now, sounds like you had the perfect nurse. Looking forward to seeing those lovely crochet squares become a blanket! Enjoy your time when your friend comes over, bet you have a lot of catching up to do! Thanks for popping by and wanted to let you know if you pop by to my latest post now its a free giveaway. Look forward to seeing you there!! Karen x p.s also changed the colour of my comments box ha I see what you meant about hard to read, thanks for letting me know. :) x

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  7. Ouch, a kidney infection sounds awful. So glad you're doing better now.

    That blanket will be lovely when it's done. Someone needs to invent an "end weaver-in-er" or some way of getting rid of the darn things. :)

    Have fun with your friend!

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  8. Sending antiblogotics and cyber energy for a speedy recovery. At least you still have patience! EE xx

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  9. Packing my bags missy! And leaving a bit if space :)

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  10. I'm so behind with everyone's blogs ... I do hope you're well again Rosie :D

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