Sunday 18th January 2015

Sunday 18th January 2015

I have a new hobby!

For quite some time now I've fancied having a go at making a crocheted blanket, and had the idea to make it for my sister to cheer her up and keep her warm during her chemotherapy. However, I've not managed to get around to it because I've thought it harder than it is. Yesterday (the first day of her treatment), I decided to peruse YouTube for some tutorials. After a while I managed to find a good selection and it's fair to say that I'm not 'hooked'.

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  1. says

    Glad the treatment has begun, waiting is the hardest thing, thinking of you all, not sure I could sit and do those squares but a lovely idea. I did make a jumper once as a teenager, but nothing since!

    • TheBoyAndMe says

      Sitting and waiting to hear how she's been doing has been incredibly hard, leaving her and her husband to it is frustrating, but needs must!

  2. says

    Wow you have made a really good start and your sister will love it I am sure. She will always be getting a big warm hug from you. Stay positive. I just read a post in the photography group Having a remarkable year and one of the men had said his son has a condition called KLS but he thinks of it now as Keep Living Strong which I think is a great one to remember xx

    • TheBoyAndMe says

      What a wonderful outlook to that illness! And yes, I hadn't thought about it being like a warm hug, that's even more motivation to get it finishes.

  3. says

    Great start, keep going. Crochet is great as you can take it anywhere and do it when you are watching tv, on the bus, waiting for the kids etc. Your sister will love having something made with love with her during her chemo sessions.
    I would recommend having a look for the "join as you go" method. It would mean making your existing squares another round bigger but it is SO much easier than sewing them all together at the end. You kind of crochet the squares together in the last round. Good luck.

  4. says

    Yay another crocheter. Lovely idea to make a blanket for your sister. I've not crocheted since March and only got a third of the way through a crochet-a-long but am meant to be starting another one today…have yarn, just need to find some time each week to do a little bit.

    When my mum was ill, that's when I got back into crocheting. It's so comforting and relaxing, and I want to eventually make a blanket for the hospice. Our local one has crocheted blankets from volunteers on every bed and chair. Makes it really bright and cheerful for everyone there.

  5. says

    So sorry to hear about your sister. Oddly enough I bought a book on how to crochet, a stick and some wool this week. Not got as far as you though, they look gorgeous 🙂

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