Friday, 20 September 2013

A Long Week

It has been a rather long week for me, I start this post on a rather sad note as last Saturday morning my nana passed away. Her funeral was yesterday morning, and I was really moved to see a lot of people turn up for the ceremony.....although we do have a big family (I have 20 cousins!). She had a burial, which wasn't particularly enjoyable as it was pouring down from the heavens as we all stood around her plot, but again we had the comfort of all the family around us. 

We had a tea and sandwich gathering at a bowling club afterwards, which was mainly family with a few close friends. Having a cup of coffee and sandwich was a little bit soothing after being in the rain most of the morning. I even got plenty of family hugs, although I made sure to give my papa a big hug! Out of everyone, it is him that I worry about the most. My nana and papa were together for around 60 years, and now he has lost her which makes my heart really ache for him. However, my younger cousin who lives near him said that she spends the evenings with him and that my uncles do too so this eased my mind a bit. 

In the afternoon, I decided that I should say my goodbyes as I wasn't really in the mood to socialise for much longer. With all the family that I had, I think it took me over an hour to say goodbye to them all! I really do love my family, even if we do have the odd troublesome member.....we really do all stick by each other in the hard times.

Onto a more cheerful note, I still have been crocheting...of course! I have started another stash buster, with some manly colours that I have in my collection. They have been in my box for over a year, and now I have decided to throw them together in a granny square blanket and I plan crocheting this until all the colours run out! It's officially named 'The Man Blanket'.

I am also still working on my chunky ripple blanket, although with the evenings getting colder...its not crocheting up quick enough! It covers my toes up to my knees so far, and I want to be long enough to go right up to my hips. I am doing most of it in dark grey as I didn't want all of it to be striped, so I will crochet in grey then finish it up with some red then some light grey.

Hope you are all keeping well,

Take care.

Hazel x


  1. Sorry to hear about your gran.
    Love your Man Blanket :-)

  2. Sorry to read, Hazel, about the passing of your Nana. Hug. It may have been pouring but it was like the sorrow was felt from this loss. Glad ppl came out and your grandfather has support.
    Your current WIPs are looking terrific.

  3. Sorry to hear about your Nana, it was good you got to see so many of your family, just sad circumstances :(

    I like your man blanket, the name made me smile lol

  4. So sorry to hear about your Nana, it's lovely though when all the family can join together and support each other.
    Your Man blanket looks amazing, I've never thought about using masculine colours before, I'm really liking it. But I would like to see your coloured Tunisian flower you was making, I bought some Tunisian hooks after seeing that, not that I've used them yet.
    Take care
    Sally xxx

  5. I'm so sorry to near about your nana :-( It's never nice when someone you love dies, I think the main thing is to let your granddad know that you're there if he ever needs you :-) My granddad died last year and I worried about my nan but she's been really strong - they also celebrated their 60th the year before!

    Glad you're still crocheting though to keep you going and I love love love your ripple blanket :)

    Take care xx

  6. Lots of hugs wee sis. Both blankets are lovely - I love the colours in the ripple one. xxxx

  7. Hazel,
    Hugs and kisses to you, isn't crochet wonderful just one stitch at a time, and bit like life. Both blankets are nice.Perhaps you could make the man blanket for you grandpa

  8. Wow! I am crocheting a ripple blanket in almost the same colours! Spooky! x


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