We’ve had a really tough week, more disappointment for us and other people I care about, difficult stuff at work and a week of the younger three girls playing SCBU and Labour Ward games with PlayMobil. They’ve been clearly testing me, checking to see how well I cope with their subject matter and it has been very hard. But we’ve also had emails, lovely emails, from friends old and new and much support from people who love us (I’ve not replied to them all but I will, sorry). But it has felt teeth grittingly difficult and my anxiety levels have gone through the ceiling. I’m trying very, very hard not to drain the people around me, but it is very hard not to.
And I had to clean my own house 🙄 😆
I thought I would try to take up the Creative Every Day challenge, though whether I will do much of it, I have no idea. But I want to, even if it is just editing a picture or weeding a flower bed. Sometimes it might even be tidying up a section of a website I guess.
I imagine a lot of it will be the knitting of squares, real squares this time, not rectangles and bigger than on Freddie’s blanket. I’ve got a book and there is lots of inspiration on Flickr and I’ve even hunted around ravelry and I think I am going to enjoy myself.
This is me learning to knit vertical colour changes, not something I’ve done before. After a comment from Michelle below about incorporating Freddie’s blanket into our one, I thought that although I wasn’t sure I could do that, I might take the remains of wool from his blanket out of his memory box and knit it into our one in small places, spread across the whole thing. I feel comfortable with that idea and I think it will make me happy in the end. After all, they can’t do anything but be a fossil in his box really.
I’m not entirely sure the rest of the week has been worth blogging to any great extent; I was a basket case but the girls worked hard (Fran & Maddy) and played hard (Josie and Amelie). We made it to the end.