Earthquakes, oh my! We are having a LOT of them lately. The bigger ones started a few days ago, a 5.1 and now we’re feeling the aftershocks. You never get used to the earth moving underneath you no matter how many you’ve experienced. We grew up with “Duck and Cover” drills but in the midst of a big one, it is hard to know where to go or what to do and meanwhile, everything is swaying and rolling. It’s scary and glad it’s settled down. I’m thankful to have some crochet projects to keep my nerves calm!
Last week I posted a few dishcloth and washcloth patterns that got a lot of attention on Facebook. The first one is called Springtime Flower Dishcloths designed by Yarnspirations and is made using Sugar & Crème cottons. I had to really concentrate on this pattern the first time I made one. It was a little hard for me to follow at first, but once I got it down, it was easy and made up quickly. I love the puff stitch in it that resembles a flower! I hope you give it a try; it is a truly beautiful pattern!
Next I made the Amazing Grace Spa Trio washcloth by Beatrice Ryan Designs. She has several designs in this stitch series and it is gorgeous! I found this pattern to be super easy and with a 2 row pattern repeat, it’s also easy to remember. It’s one of those projects you can keep in your purse and get in a few rows at the doctor’s office or at the soccer field.
Speaking of doctors, we’ve had our share of them this last year for my daughter and now my son. He suffered a concussion last week during his soccer game. The ball took his feet out from under him and he landed flat on his back and head. He was briefly knocked out for a few seconds and then was up. His CT scan came back normal and he’s been out of school ever since. Recovery is rest, (don’t think), no school, no homework, no video games. Wow, has this been hard on both of us! How do you keep a boy entertained, yet resting his brain at the same time? He’s feeling better and hopefully back at school soon. To top it all off, it’s his birthday! Last year before he’s officially a teenager!
You remember the story about how my husband celebrates his birthday for a whole month, well; it appears we will be doing the same for my son now too. Celebrations started with his grandparents over yesterday for some cake and singing. Once he’s feeling better, we will have a little party with his friends too. Happy Birthday!
Have a great week!
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