Poorly

It felt like we had just got rid of one cold when another one snook up and engulfed us. The amount of mucous being produced was incompatible with socialising so we have been at home festering which has resulted in a burst of creativity.

Miss Amoo has been doing some knitting and has found that using the circular needles has been easier than using straight ones as they aren’t as heavy or unwieldy. She got from eight stitches to about 24 over four inches or so then got bored and unravelled it all.

Miss Froo wanted to knit but I couldn’t bear to fight with her over how to do it and how not to do it, so I suggested we do some weaving instead. The last time we went to Ikea we got some wine glasses as we had broken all the ones we had. I kept the box because it folded up nicely and seemed a bit useful and now it is a portable folding loom.

We cut eight slits in each end then wrapped some yarn up and down it (yarn given to me by a neighbour who thought she might like to knit so bought fancy wool then never used it) then filled up a bit of card with more yarn as a shuttle and off she went muttering under, over, under, over, to herself.

Then she got bored of being in the kitchen and moved to the living room floor and did some more

And in under an hour from first cutting the box, she had finished a little rug.

It was so strange to watch them both working away quietly without wanting to take over each other’s thing or Miss Froo wanting to spoil her sister’s creation. When the boys and Mr G got home they all wanted to feel the rug and the mini scarf just as they had wanted to play with the climbing dolly we made last week at our Wednesday thing. He is still faceless because we can’t think what kind of face he should have and now we kind of like him like this. He is hanging from the kitchen door and the spade next to him is one of the stickers that came with the Dig It seeds and ended up on the door to await a gardener…

These fuzzy, squishy, colourful things make us all a little bit happier when we see or touch them.

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4 Comments to “Poorly”

  1. Aw yeah, I like having at-home crafting days. Though usually my idea of a crafting day is interrupted by small people’s contrasting ideas and my threadbare patience.

    Still haven’t managed to teach my guys to knit – wonder what the secret is? However, dd is crocheting away, almost independently now – much easier than knitting as you can only drop one stitch at a time – hooray!

  2. p.s. hope you feel better soon.

  3. Hmmmn – thought I’d commented yesterday. Effective with technology as ever.

    Think your little faceless beauty is maybe an elusive masterpiece. Maybe the perfect expression will come after intensive meditation. Or should that be medication? Or maybe just finding the right felt tip.

  4. Brilliant idea! Reminded me we have a mini loom somewhere in my mums loft…

    I hope you’re feeling better soon, it’s been the same here… isn’t it weird how early the cold/flu season has come on this year?!

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