Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Thank God for Crochet

Our trip to Sri Lanka involved a lot of waiting time.

And lots of travel time.

While the kids would catch a few winks,

I would watch the countryside roll by, keeping my hands busy with a hook and ball of yarn. I managed to finish many dishcloths during that down time.

I thank God today for my trusty hook and yarn because I had a lot of waiting time.

The last period of school, Yusef had PE where they played basketball.

He fractured his left ring finger just below the knuckle which meant 2 hours at the hospital immediately after school. I'm ready for a nice hot bubble bath and pajamas then I will pick up my crochet while I watch Oprah. I'm working on this afghan inspired by Twyla at Two Crazy Crafters.

It's done completely in half double crochet. Something to keep me busy during down time. Hope you are having a quiet day wherever you are and whatever you are doing. Many blessings, Tammy

PS Jingles likes yarn, too!


DeeDee said...

Kitties and yarn just go togehter don't they..I love all the dish clothes...I used to love to crochet....many beautiful and soft things...enjoy your down time Tammy you get lots done...hope the finger is all better soon too.

Claus said...

Hope Yusef gets well soon.
Love your projects! Pity I can't crochet. I would like to make lots of home projects. But yarn and needle...not my friends;-)
Have a lovely day!

The Pink Birdhouse said...

I used to love to crochet too, made potholders after potholders and couldn't seem to get enough of them. Where all that energy for crocheting went, I am not sure, but have not picked up my needle in years. So I was enjoying your post and seeing all the pretty things you are working on. Afghans, my mom used to make them alot, with lovely fisherman designs in them! Have fun making yours. Nothing more wonderful then to crochet a blanket and then cuddle up under it!!

The Pink Birdhouse said...

p.s. love the new block background and your header pictures!! Very pretty

Jessa Irene (Holiday-Haven) said...

A dear friend made our family dish cloths like that once, we used them till they fell apart. Best ones I have ever had. Lovely photos, blessings to you too!

Me....bunny said...

Isn't that cute?..a cozy for a pinkie..lol Poor little guy. I used to crochet but having done it in a while...I want to learn how to knit but haven't done that either.. Is this a new look to your blog...it's very similar to mine...LOVE IT!


Susan said...

Hi Tammy. Sorry about your boy's finger. You are lucky you know how to crochet. That's something I have never learned. I usually have a small notebook in my purse so when I have waiting time, I write. (Usually for my blog!) Take care and I hope you, too, have a peaceful day. Sincerely, Susan

crochet lady said...

I have to laugh, cause that is my sentiment exactly when on a trip.

You're stitching up some fun things! Love the blanket colors.

Anonymous said...

I have said many times the same thing about being so happy to have something to occupy my time!!
Love your afghan!!

Rostrose said...

Wow - Tammy - you are a really crochet-master! :o)

Oh, and yarn-loving Jingles is soo sweet!

Hope the finger of your son will be okay soon!

Hugs, Traude

Manuela@TPOH said...

The kitty with yarn is too cute!

Yikes, sorry about your son's finger!

It's great that you could pass the time with crochet. I haven't done any since last summer!


Anonymous said...

I laughed when I saw your blog today. There was a period when I was in Kuwait when you did not go many places without your crocheting with you. You came to my house with Sam one time, and you and I went upstairs with my cross stitching and the crocheting you brought with you. HA! It is all beautiful. I am thinking you are an expert now and can whip together those things quickly. Not many people having babies, so the dish clothes are taking over your time instead of baby afghans.
Sorry to hear about Yusef's finger. Looks painful. Dany is playing at school right now, and I am going to watch. Hopefully, no dislocated fingers...
Give Jingles a big hug from me. She looks TOO happy wrapped up in your yarn.
I'll think of you when I watch Idol tonight!

Love ya,

Karen Valentine said...

Hi Tammy,
Thank you so much for your words of encouragement. I was having rough day of it
that day and was feeling quite sad, but I am much more my old positive self these days
and feeling much better. (Much of it due to all my blog friends and their prayers and
positive attitude!) I am going to try to make a go of working for myself, doing art, tutorials, and blog design/help. I'll keep looking for the right thing but maybe I'm DOING the right thing! I never would have quite to take the plunge and try this on my own so maybe it was a blessing!

I am also a crochet nut and spend many winter evenings working on a scarf or afghan. It's to warm here now for that. I'll start up again next November!

Have a great day!!!

My Desert Cottage

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Tammy I am sorry to hear about Yusef hope he recovers fast from the broken finger.
My goodness you were busy. I miss doing projects like this.
All your pieces turned out really pretty

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Tammy, your afghan is turning out beautifully! It is such a great pattern! You know when I shared the coaster pattern I was thinking about you. I hope that you will have fun making them and if you have any questions, feel free to email me. Have a nice week! Twyla


Hi chicky... I had a rough day here... emotional... then I come here and visit your blog and feel a bit better. I miss you , but this is such a great way to keep up with what each of us our doing in our little world. although mine isn't as personal as your's. Maybe that will change again... I don't know... ta!hugs Gwen

Cottage Cozy said...

Blessings to you too...I agree thank God for knitting and crocheting...

Diane said...

You created a lot of great things while waiting and traveling. Amazing how much "in between" time we have, isn't it. What a cutie cat you have. Diane

Jane said...

What a great skill to have to keep busy during "down" time. I'm thinking of picking up embroidery again for that same reason.
You got a lot accomplished and everything is beautiful as always.

Vicki said...

Oh, I am sorry for Yusef's accident. I am sure your nerves are frazzled. It is always so hard when our children are injured and hurting. The afghan is going to be beautiful, love those colors. My sister crocheted two dish rags for me, and they are just wonderful to use in the kitchen. Well, get some rest and enjoy the rest of your week. Vicki

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Tammy,

So great to have something to do like that when you are waiting. I often have knitting to do.
I love all the dishclothes you have made.
Sorry to hear about Yusef's finger, how painful it must be.
Hoping you enjoy the rest of the week


Rustique Gal said...

Hi Tammy, It's great to have a personal hobby you can take along. When I try to take collaging along, it never works. I'll have to learn to crochet! Sherry

glor said...

Oh, so sorry for Yusef! Hope he is better. Love your dishcloths and afghans ... beautiful. Crocheting is amost like an old friend, no? Always have to take it along with me. Will make lots of cupcakes for the boys and would love to spend time crocheting with you! Wouldn't that be nice? Sweet dreams.
hugs, gloria

ps .. I love the music you pick for your blog!

Lemondrops Simple Stuff said...

Great job multi tasking while on vacation. I can't even file a fingernail while in the car, I get carsick! Your afhgan is coming along nicely too. Sorry about your sons broken finger. And thanks for your kind and inspiring comments on my diet and excercise adventure. you give some pretty good advice my bloggy friend!

A Cottage Muse said...

Happy Belated Birthday! Looks like you had a wonderful adventure!

Cape Cod Rambling Rose said...

What beautiful crochet work you do! And I love the colors of yarns you work with!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful use of your down time! :) It's been ummmmm 34 years since I did any crochet, but I'd love to pick it up again!

Yarni Gras! said...

that finger looked ouchy! I love crochet too.....your afghan will be lovely!

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