.......a right old mess. In fact an even bigger mess then last week. No paper crafting taken place this week at all as with everything going on, just been too busy, too tired and too stressed. Have however, been crocheting.
Working on my Granny Stripe blanket, considering the amount of time I've put into it there is little progress but that it probably down to the fact that it is 390 stitches wide! I wanted it wide enough to go on the sofa seats and up and over the arms of the s. I am completing 2 rows in each colour and it is taking a whole ball for these 2 rows. When I have done a bit more I will post a picture. At present it just looks a little pitiful.
Also been working on Liam's Granny Square blanket. When I have been to medical appointments this week (Monday & Tuesday consisted of 1 Dr and 2 Hospital appointments with a further appointment today and 1 on Friday!) I have been taking the Granny Squares with me as the are easy to pop in my handbag.
Talking of medical appointments, got on really well with Liam's this afternoon. Finally making progress, after a very long 3 years. Consultant thinks it is Aspergers, but they are going to rule out ADHD first. Given us some medication to help. However, they say he has a heart murmur and are referring him to the cardiac clinic. Was quite annoyed with this, as Freya has a hole in the heart, as does one of their paternal cousins. When Freya's was diagnosed at the age of 3, I took Liam to our GP to get him checked and was told everything was fine.
Freya was prem and was classed as a failure to thrive and had been under the paediatricians since birth. It was only at the age of 3 when they decided she was now a good weight and height for her age that they would discharge her. Just as we are walking out of the door, the consultant says, hang on, I should really check her heart and chest before you go. Now in the whole 3 years she had been under the paediatricians she had been in and out of hospital and constantly having her heart listened to and nothing had ever been picked up, completely missed. Luckily, no harm was done but now at the age of 8 they are telling me Liam could also have the same problem. Beggars belief but will now have to see the Consultants at Birmingham Children's Hospital, shame they can't fit him in this Friday when I take Freya for her yearly check up!
Just need to find childcare for Wednesday & Thursday night now as the after school club they were going to won't have Liam anymore due to his behaviour. Still won't have him even if I get a diagnosis and treatment. Luckily there are only 5 weeks until summer holidays and with the help of my Dad we are going to muddle through, then find someone for September. Always knew there was a reason why I allowed my Father to squat in my garage.
Perhaps I should explain that remark, lol. When my Mom passed about 3 years ago, I inherited my Father, not quite sure what I did do deserve that, but my Mother thought it fit. He now lives in what was my dinning room and the garage is converted for his bedroom. Dinning room was moved into the lounge, as its 32ft long its not too bad, but I do miss being able to shut the door on the dining room and what is essentially my craft space.
Anyway, back to crochet. Have decided that I don't like Freya's Granny squares. I have been using a 4mm hook, as recommended for the chosen wool and they just don't seem right, tension is all wrong. So have tried little tester squares in 3.5mm and 3mm and I am going to start all over again using a 3.5mm. Going to end up wasting some wool but I am really not happy with it.
So without further ado, here is today's (very messy) desk:
Edited 7.10 - added photo of desk
View through the window:
Edited 7.10 - added photo of view from the window
If you wonder what this WOYWW lark is all about, please visit the lovely Julia and take a look at all the other desks. I would like to say that I updated my browser and have finally corrected the problem I was having with leaving comments, YAY!!!! At last I can leave comments for you all.
Sadly due to personal circumstances, ie the madness that has gone on over the last week, I was unable to visit everyone, think I got to around #65 on the list of way over 100. I think this week I will start at the end and work backwards as most people tend to link up at about the same time each week. this will mean I can visit the people that I didn't visit last week. Well to be honest, I was actually visiting some yesterday, but better late than never.
Must dash as I am off to the Dr's to have large needles put in my hips. So love having these injections especially as things get far worse before they get better. Can't wait to spend the next 3/4 days on crutches or in my super duper speedy granny scooter. You really should see me go!
Hugs Can x