Friday 9 December 2011

FO Friday 09/12/11

I want to start in a different way this week.  I want to look at positives in negatives.  As you all know I suffer from C.F.S. (Chronic Fatigue Syndrome or M.E.).  There are lots of negatives that go along with this disease.  I may have had a stomach bug for a week and now my kidneys are grumbling but I have found a number of positives this week.  I went to an appointment with the nurse this week, everyone was dashing about around me, rushing to the next thing they have got to do.  As I wasn't able to rush about like them I took my time and noticed the blackbird singing in the tree across the road.  I noticed the moth that had died but left a beautiful pattern with his body.  Although the sky was grey and looking nasty there were soo many different greys within them that it was amazing.  I have also noticed how crochet has changed my life and given it so much more meaning.  I always arrive early for appointments (something I get from my dad but not quite to his level) which means I spend a lot of time in doctors and hospitals.  I looked around me whilst waiting and saw people bored.  Some were looking at magazines they really weren't interested in, others were staring into space and others chatted with who ever they came in with.  I realised as I sat there how productive I was being.  I take my crochet with me to all my appointments and find it useful to make something while I wait.  Some people look at me like I am strange but I don't mind anymore, as I sit there I am making something that someone is going to love and enjoy, what could be better than that!

Anyway enough thoughts. Lets get back to FO Friday.  Click on the link to take a look at other peoples beautiful and brilliant FOs:

I took some time off work this week as my son was ill and isn't allowed back to school for 48 hours after symptoms have finished.  Ryan just wanted to play with his toys so I spend some time crocheting.

I hope my neice likes hers :-)

I made a granny square scarf for my Gran for Christmas.
I used the following pattern as the base for the design:

It's a lovely easy pattern to follow.  I might make a throw using the pattern in the future.

I have also made a scarf as a present for someone at christmas.  I am planning on making a couple of them for different people.  I hope they like them!  I got the pattern from:

Really easy pattern to follow.  I shortend the scarf slightly as I thought it would be too long for the person I'm giving it to.

I also treated myself.  I bought a knitting magazine (yes I'm thinking of learning to knit) and it had some free snow berry chunky yarn on it.  They were only small balls but I really wanted to make something with them.  Hence something for me :-).  I didn't use a pattern I just made it up as I went along.

I made myself an ear warmer.  It is fantastic and warm and I just love it :-)

I hope you are all having a good week and a good FO Friday.  Don't forget to take a look at some of the others FO Friday blogs.


  1. Love the hello kitty hat, so cute!

    And I think looking at the positives is an excellent approach. I often forget, but when I do remember it does make a difference to how I feel overall :)

  2. Looking at the positives is the way to do it! It's the little things that people so easily (and often) overlook. That scarf off the Jo-Ann's site is a quick favorite of mine. Easy and simple. Loving the kitty hat and I'm sure the recipient will as well! Nice work!

  3. Love the Hello Kitty hat! I'm sure your niece will love it!

  4. Hello Kitty is adorable - lovely embroidery work and the bow is just perfect!

  5. Thank you all for your wonderful comments!

  6. I just finished a hello kitty hat for my littlest cat lover! I love the scarf too!