Friday, November 11

'thing' friday...

thing one:
it is tres gloomy in the shed today, i know this to be true for just now i saw from the kitchen, that the family room looked tres dull and marched in there to pull back the curtains, only to discover i had already done so earlier. this tells me two things (within 'thing one'). it is tres gloomy and my ability to recall what i did ten minutes earlier is on rocky grounds


thing two:
a chance comment by a peachy reader reminded me of my lost 'little happy monkey' tray. i had two, one for display and one for use. a little while ago i lost my 'one for use'. i do not recall taking him out of the shed for a walk. i tried without vain to recall my last movements within my shed with my little tray, but alas and alack, the old recall cogs just will not turn. it has been over 5 weeks since i last saw my little tray. just thinking about him somewhere lost in our shed makes me sad... looking out and seeing perhaps me walking past, thinking i would spy him and gather him up and then no, i just walk on by, unable to spy him amongst the piles


thing three:
this sunday, when the weather will be at an all time 'gloomy low' i will be at the Assemble shop, beavering away with lovely dearies. i think this is a fine and dandy way to pass a gloomy day and i am actually rather giddy about it


thing four:
my rippley blanket is complete and i am most happy indeed. despite the fretting of colours, i do believe it turned out 'a-okay'. i know i am happy with it, because i have feelings of not wishing it to be shared with my clan members. this is a sign of me liking it very mucho. here is a few things you may wish to know if you are interested in what i did. if you are not, then you are welcome to skippity skip this bit. i do not mind one little bit.

* i used chunky yarn, 
* i made my own chunky yarn for some colours by doubling and tripling strands of yarn together
* i did a basic chevron pattern i learnt off YouTube
* i used a Mr Hook size 7
* i did four rows of each colour in double crochet (triple crochet UK)
* there was method to the madness of the colour placing


1 row of cream
1 row of colour
1 row of cream
2 rows of colour
1 row of cream
3 rows of colour
1 row of cream
4 rows of colour
1 row of cream

* i have discovered that when i add a healthy dose of cream to my crocheting it always appears to pull it together.
* i finished off my rippley blanket with an edge, the edge consists of

1 row of single crochet
1 row of picot crochet


and there you have it, you can make it any size you like. mine is perfectly sized for one large being and one small being to share. as i do not have a small being in my shed, i am debating allowing a little critter to snuggle in next to me. but no large beings. no they can have the other pile of blankets i have made over the years which are now looking rather loved. this will be my very own exclusive Tif's blanket... 

i am wondering now if i need to put a note pinned on it, reminding others they may look but not touch. then again, that would make me seem like a meanie, so perhaps i'll just hide it somewhere so others cannot find it. but what if i did that and then my recall cogs do not turn and i lose my lovely blanket along with my lovely 'monkey tray'? would that serve me right for being a meanie and not sharing? oh my goodness, i am now left with a quandary within my brain of what to do here...


thing five:
i don't have one, i did but its fallen into a black hole in my brain, due to anxiety coming on through fretting about the safety of my blanket. i'm sure it was super thrilling and really interesting, but once again, alas and alack, we will never know.

she is wishing you a happy dandy weekend with recall skills in tippity top condition ~ Tif 

23 comments:

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Lise said...

You crack me up. (As my 2-year-old would say, "that cracks me up--not break me, cracks me up.") I love to read your posts.

Carol said...

That is just so much wishful thinking, Tif, you know very well the ripply goodness will prove much too tempting to every passing creature, large or small.
The tray will have just sloped off for some quiet time, it is not lost.
Have a spiffingly good weekend.
Carol xx

sky-blu-pink said...

Oh I hope you find little monkey tray soon, so he does not get lonely. In our house we light a candle for St Anthony, and anything that is lost and wants to be found will be. Try it and let me know how you get on!

Satoko said...

so lovely. I love your sense of color...you make me want to knit.

Vicki K. said...

Unless Little Olive can read, a note of Tif's blanket may not be sufficient because I know that LO is still thinking that she is in the running to be included in "those who may use Tif's blanket"...

by Teresa said...

I looooove the ripple! I am making one too, and it's funny how beloved these things become the more time you spend working on them.
((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Kelley Hart said...

So funny. . . my son just asked me why I am always losing things. I paid him ten dollars to find my laptop. . . which was sitting next to my sewing machine. . . so I could read your blog. Nothing is ever really lost, it's just on vacation. . . like my brain.

jusaweecatnap said...

I know what you mean, about the memory thing, and the mislaid special items thing, and doing it ten minutes ago thing. Oh, so well. I currently would like to find the pile of stamps I stocked up on a couple weeks ago. As for the lovely afghan, perhaps you can suggest to others who wish to share it that they may do so, but they must wash their hands first, to keep the lovely picots clean and white. That may be just a little too much effort for most to bear. How you explain that to a dog, I don't know. A cat, well, small amounts of cat fur do tend to be a peachy finishing touch.

Little Blue Mouse said...

Your blanket is looking very peachy indeed.
Maybe you should hide it away. The special place you find for the blanket might be just where the monkey tray is.

Donna ~ Little Tiny Stitches said...

Aaaah, Tif. I could dearly do with coming to your 'Lappity Lap' making sessions. I could do with the relaxing sewing and the little nattering just about crafty things...No life stuff, just craft :o)

Your blanket looks tres sunny dear Tif. I do so like those colours. I am crappity crap at colour choosing..I have no imagination or style!

Your tray will surely reveal himself when the time is right. Maybe all the limelight got a bit much and he sneaked off till things in mossy shed became a tad more quiet...

have a fantastic weekend my dear. Do enjoy your class, it will be fabulous!

Love and hugs to you,
Donna xx

Jenifir said...

I love this blankie just for you and have been inspired to properly learn how to crochet. Having grown up on Vancouver Island, I understand the November gloomies and I am not sure which is more difficult: the West coast gloomies or the Eastern cold!
I guess the only solution is to find warmth and colour inside our homes.

meppybn said...

Ah, dearie, welcome.to.the.club!! just tell everyone you're living up to your 'name'. Lovely blanket - almost makes me take up crochet again:) Maybe it will snuggle around and end up right next to the monkey tray! Wasn't it a wet gloomy one yesterday? Snuggled by the fire and knitted some mitts ;)

songskatesang said...

Have a very wonderful and warm weekend! Hugs and love to you!

Inthesky said...

This will be very warm made from chunky, I don't blame you for not sharing :)

dottie angel said...

gosh you are a wonderful lot, i have enjoyed your lovely words today dearest readers, they have raised a smile, a chuckle and of course a nodding of the old head in agreement sort of thing :)
many thanks my dears, peachy weekends all round..

Leanda said...

A lot of things today... I'm thinking 'tres' is your new word. Love the blanket - colours are great! Hope you find the poor tray <3

Andrea said...

That blanket is gorgeous!

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Krafty Guts said...

hehe, I just read this and I thought you might like my blog from last week on a a similar beloved blankie.
http://kraftyguts.blogspot.com/2011/11/crocheted-love-is-forever.html

gentlework said...

I love your blankets, you inspired me to make one which I've just finished...it only took me about 2 years to finish it!x

maria said...

love the blanket and the colours!

Charis said...

My recall skills are, indeed, absolutely terrible!

I am adoring your blanket :~)

dottie angel said...

many thanks my dears.

krafty guts! you just made my little mothering heart melt :)