...no blog! I haven't been writing in this little internet space for WEEKS! How are you all?
Unfortunately I have been getting my head around a bit of intense family news these past few weeks. Sadly, my dad was diagnosed with a terminal advanced agressive adrenal gland cancer* almost two weeks ago and as you can imagine this has where my heads been at. I don't feel the in's and out's of a pretty emotional rollercoaster fortnight are really something I need to relive in my blog but I wanted to at least get it down as I am sure it will have some effect on the coming weeks. George also managed to manifest mumps in this time despite having his MMR so we were housebound for 5 days in this time. 5 DAYS! What is it about having a child shut in for 5 days that is so draining? I have to tell you I felt wiped out this time last week.
Things have fortunately levelled out a little over the last few days though, my dads under good care and I have been getting a little bit of 'flow' back into my life in the form of the good old granny square. There is something very satisfying about being able to create something almost effortlessly when other parts of your life are slipping about and not doing what you want. I've had a few of the above granny's knocking about for a while now and I have been safely adding to the lot. Worryingly the khaki Patons smoothie appears to be discontinued so let's hope I have enough of the stuff to make a reasonably substantial blanket out of these colours. I've also run out of the teal border so I am currently sitting on my hands and putting off a visit to purplelinda which always results in temptation.
Of course, the idea of sewing in the ends and making it all neat in order to join it all together has induced a feeling of queasiness...
So I started something new....
...which I am falling more and more in love with the more squares I make... note I am still not sewing in the ends! One of the main problems is somewhere along the line I've lost the ****** (insert appropriately) box with the knitter needles and stitch markers. Let's hope my papa (RIP) finds it soon (have substituted him for St Anthony in my family. And let me tell you he is ****** (again, insert appropriately) good at finding things.
I have also been in the midst of creating this little beauty...
... I love the colours of this lap blanket. However one of the reasons it remains unfinished is I can't find my 4mm hook which I suspect is knocking around with the box of stitch markers. The last time we were all united was in hospital whilst I sat bedside. I've probably mislaid them there. Good excuse to get some new supplies I reckon!
Going to sign off now - I promise to be back soon!
*adrenal gland cancer is extremely rare. I have flagged this in my blog in case there are other people searching on the internet for people with experience of this cancer. For any advice on cancer treatment with an integrative approach I urge you to contact the fantastic charity Yes To Life.