Sunday, April 29, 2007

Child of the Seventies

I feel very much at home crocheting granny squares out of brown, beige and green acrylic yarn.

Mum will be proud.

Things have been rather subdued here at Sheep Happens Towers lately. Rob did his back in at the beginning of the week, so has been hobbling around the house feeling sorry for himself and I almost lost a thumb being mauled by a savage beast... that little white cat from up the road sure does have a temper on it. I had just started the lawnmower up and didn't really want pieces of cat cluttering up my lawn, so reached down to persuade him away from it, when he turned and slashed open the side of my thumb. There are a couple of strange things about this, firstly that the cat is usually really friendly and secondly that he would come anywhere near a lawnmower that was powered up, as most cats in my experience scarper as soon as the racket starts. We have come to the conclusion that the cat is probably deaf (it does have odd coloured eyes, which seems to support this theory) so couldn't hear the lawnmower and maybe I surprised him by putting my hand down while he was looking the other way. Needless to say, I shall be more wary of little white cats in future.

The crochet blankey is being made from stash. And I was very good when I visited my local yarn shop to purchase Badger's birthday present and didn't buy anything for myself, DESPITE THERE BEING A SALE ON! except for a copy of Knit Today (which has a nice jumper in it, but that was about it) so I am feeling very virtuous. Please send polish for halo. And Elastaplast.

11 comments:

Kai said...

the blankie is very retro and 70's-ish :)

definitely very cool indeed.

polish and plasters on their way to you. *hugs*

Artis-Anne said...

Oh that does take me back I used to love to crochet squares. Love the colour combo

Seahorse said...

Fab and groovy crochet! I really love those colours :)

Hope the two of you are feeling a bit better soon.

Badger said...

Love the blanky, and well done for not splashing any blood on my buffday yarn. (Although I probly wouldn't be able to tell even if it was soaked in your blood, would I? Have you sent me bloody yarn?!)

Riggwelter said...

Oh I LOVE that blankie, the colours are fantastic.

Well done you for not buying yarn...

I'll send Mr Sheen over with some Winnie the Pooh plasters (sorry it's all I have LOL)

Kath said...

Oh, mad white cat! Love the blankie, such great colours - I've fallen in love with one called Babette Blanket - take a look here: http://www.flickr.com/groups/65116578@N00/pool/ Pity I can't crochet!

Bronte said...

Interesting about the odd-colour eyes + white cat = deaf theory. My Skippy cat had both the odd eyes and white fur, but wasn't deaf. He was, however, very stupid. So maybe genetic stupidity was what made the cat decide that sitting by a lawnmowever was a good idea. :-)

The granny squares are funky. You need the flares to go with them, though!

Christina said...

I love the blanky too. hope other half no longer hobbling!

Queen Frogger said...

The blanket is lovely. I hope your injury hasn't stopped you knitting and it gets better soon!

acrylik said...

Those crochet squares are fabulous, your blankie is going to looks amazing!

Hope you're both doing much better now.

Simmy said...

Hi Helen,

Thanks for leaving a lovely comment on my blog. I LOVE the colour combination of your granny squares.