Last week after I’d used the yarn bought specifically for Share a Square I found some aran/worsted weight I’d been given by a neighbour. The problem with it was that it didn’t tell me what it was made of – I asked but it was being coy. I was pretty sure it was acrylic and indeed the cardigan I’d made myself from it didn’t bother me and I am wool phobic from a wearing point of view – I think this stems from a pair of tartan trousers my Mum made me when I was little they still itched after she’d lined them. (I also had a matching cape!)
So I made a couple of squares anyway but since I wasn’t 100% sure (Share a Square squares need to be artificial to any allergies) I decided to make a blanket for the hospital/crèche in South Africa that one of the receptionists at our GPs has ties with and having bumped into her on Tuesday (not literally) she mentioned there was another container leaving in the next couple of weeks – so I timed that well.
I used the yarn I had left over from the Greenway blanket (presumably so called becasuse in the book it was done in shades of green but from here on in known as the Daisy Blanket because of the stitch) and I cannot tell you how gorgeous that cream yarn is even though it as 20% wool. It almost glows and it has to be fondled to fully appreciate its softness – as B was instructed on Sunday ‘Feel that.’ slight touch ‘No, fondle iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiit.’ (In my best Homer Simpson impersonation.)
The edging is also à la the Daisy Blanket. I was going to leave it as three rows of double crochet (US single crochet) but then did a backwards row of double crochet and it just finishes it off nicely – well I think so.
I had my hair cut by a friend on Monday. She used our clippers. She regularly cuts her husband with their clippers – he has it very short and she consciously tired not to get mine the same. Let’s read the reviews.
Friend who visited last night on being informed that I’d had it cut – ‘Yes I noticed it was shorter than last time.’ (That being two weeks ago.) So noticed but hadn’t said anything – mmmmm.
Friend who cut it as she was leaving – ‘As I say to my husband, if you don’t like it it will grow back in a couple of weeks.’
My husband (who as we know says what he sees) – ‘It’s alright.’ Oh! When asked a second time because I had the strange feeling he may have developed a dose of tact. ‘It’s a bit (sparse, say sparse) bald looking in places.’ Doh!
Me – ‘I look like a cancer patient.’
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