Monday, 7 September 2015

Dramaz and Hat Knitting

Those of you who follow me on instagram may have seen that we had a bit of a crisis this weekend with our girl cat. She was rushed to the vets on Saturday morning and was very poorly. She's had to have air drained off her chest and at the start none of us thought she was going to make it. Luckily she seems to have pulled through and is now home and feeling grumpy at being confined to a single room to avoid putting too much strain on her bruised lungs :-(

I was planning on sharing this project with you over the weekend but obviously it wasn't a high priority at the time so I'm sharing now. It's using the Flamboyance yarn I blogged about on thursday in the Sky High colourway

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I'm using the Sockhead hat pattern which is basically 4 inches of ribbing followed by miles and miles of stockinette. Very good project for knitting on when you're worried and can't concentrate very much

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The colours are knitting up really nicely although it's not quite as blue as it looks in this photo. I'm looking forward to having this hat to wear when the weather is colder

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Today was my big girl's first day at Middle School. She looks alarmingly grown up and smart. My boys went back to school today as well but my youngest girl doesn't start until Thursday. It's going to be so quiet having the house to myself! I've got lots of projects planned to keep me busy though :-)

Have a good week everyone

12 comments:

  1. Your daughter looks so cute! If only our schools had uniforms. The dress code is a constant problem!
    I do love that yarn, even if it's not quite that blue.
    How on Earth does a cat sustain bruised lungs? I hope her recovery is coming along.

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    1. Thanks :) The vet said the injury is probably caused by "trauma" so it could be she was hit by a car, fell off something or even was kicked. She doesn't have any other marks to suggest how it happened so it's a bit of a mystery

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  2. so sorry about your cat :( but sounds like health is on the way! Your daughter looks so proud to be in middle school, what a beauty!!

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    1. Thank you, she's definitely improving quickly

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  3. I'm sorry to hear you cat as been so unwell, I'm glad she is on the mend. Kids certainly grow up fats don't they xx

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    1. Thank you, me too. It's crazy isn't it

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  4. My gosh, she is a cutie and so business professional chic. I can't believe she is in middle school now? I'm sorry to read about your cat; I'm not on IG anymroe so I had no idea. How did she get bruised lungs? Is that genetics of her breed or did she have some kind of accident? I like the hat! I like the idea of using variegated sock yarn for a light beanie.

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    1. We think she had some sort of accident, whether that was a car, a fall or even a kick. It caused air to leak into her chest cavity which the vet had to drain off. She was so poorly :-(

      I thought the sock yarn would work well for a simple hat pattern, I'm enjoying how it's knitted up so far

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    2. How horrible for her. She is a fighter.

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  5. Hope your cat is feeling better.
    Your daughter looks very smart. My son went back to year 3 on Thursday, but my little man doesn't start until next Monday! Love the colour you are using for your hat.

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    1. Thank you :) That's quite a difference in starting dates, hope they have fun

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  6. I hope that your cat is making a good recovery and will be OK. I hope too that your children enjoyed the start of new and return to old schools. xx

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