So much has been going on around this humble home. Lots of crochet on the front and lots of heavy heartedness. I kind of feel like it is that kind of year. You know them, the kind that bring lots of change, health issues, and heartache. I have heard too much of the c word this year between my father, mother-in-law, and now my dearly beloved cat. We are in the last days of his dear life and watching him pass is shattering my heart. The vet has assured me that liver cancer is not terribly painful but aggressive. I know that the toxins are building in his system and it is what will take him. So, I hold him as much as possible, pet him and give him everything he seems to want for.
My dear Samwise, the siamese.
In less depressing news, I have been working on African Flower Hexagons for my mother-in-laws blanket. This is the first blanket I have made since I was in the third grade! I didn’t realize I had been crocheting mostly accessories for the last few years. What a change doing these hexagons has brought on. I find that they each have their own little quirks and personality. It seems that tucking the strings takes the most time as they whip up fairly easy. Also, the colors are very fun and vibrant which makes crocheting them fun and light heartening. I enjoy picking them up from time to time from their current home in their own little bag. If you get a chance, make some of these for yourself! I know that I am going to probably make a pillow or owl in my future and it will live on my couch. 🙂
Frank photo bombing the African Flower Hexagon’s photo shoot.
There has also been crocheting for tracheotomy dust covers. I never knew up until recently how much the nose filtered! Now that my mother-in-law has had her larynectomy, we are much more educated on what the nose does and how much filtering loss not breathing through it brings. The solution her doctor has made is dust covers for the trachea area. The doctor’s office gave her a cover made of three 4″x4″ squares with 14″ tie strings. Having just one was not going to do it therefore we have been making more. I highly encourage everyone to contact your local hospital or specialist and volunteer making at least on from some of that scrap yarn lying around.
Kitten paws showing the Tracheotomy Dust Covers.
I hope for you all a much better year and many blessings.