Saturday, November 10, 2012

Crochet along Update #5 and sad times...


Hello. 
How is your weekend going?

I have to say this last few weeks have been a bit of a write off for me. Life has taken a turn for the sad, with my lovely father-in-law, who had been recently diagnosed with lung cancer, dying last night.  My husband has been spending as much time with his as possible, but it still feels like a very rapid ending to a great and interesting life. It doesn't feel quite real yet, I know the next few weeks will be tough for the whole family, but they are strong, and I am sure Jack will be given a great send off and we will all try and focus on the wonderful life he had and the great family he created, so many happy memories to reflect on when we feel down and miss his presence.

I thought I would try and cheer myself up a bit with a shot of colourful crochet, I have had a fair bit of crochet time in the driving to and fro the hospital, so have managed to get a few more rows of the mixed stripy blanket done.  
I don't think I have done a progress post for this blanket for a while (mainly because there hasn't been much progress!), so here are a few pictures of it's growth. Slowly getting bigger!
Maybe 25% done? 30%?











Anyway, I hope you all have a lovely weekend and give your loves a extra special hug. 
I know I will be hugging mine.



PS. I have updated the crochet along page with the details of the next few rows that I have completed. You can find the page link on my side bar.

43 comments:

  1. gorgeous!!!
    happy weekend, xxx Alessandra

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  2. It sounds like your father-in-law will be greatly missed. It's lovely to have so many good things to remember about him. Your blanket is amazing.

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  3. So sorry to hear of your loss. It sounds as if your father-in-law will be much missed and I wish you and your family strength in the days ahead as you adjust to life without him.

    Your blanket is beautiful.

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  4. So sorry to hear about your father-in-law. Good that you have your gorgeous blanket to occupy yourself with.

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  5. Sorry to hear about your father-in-law, hope you all keep strong! Amazing how crochet can be a comfort at these times.

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  6. This is one of the sad seasons in life for your family and I'm sad for your hurt. As you say life will be tough over the next couple of months but I'm sure he would want you to just remember the happy times you shared. Before my grandmother passed away, I made her a quilt which I now have. When I see it I'm reminded of her. The rug you are making could be called Jack's Rug. Just a thought.
    Blessings Gail

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  7. I'm so very sorry to hear about your father-in-law. I hope he does have a marvellous send off and I wish you, your husband and family much love as you navigate this time of loss and sadness. Wishing you comfort in the small daily things.

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  8. You are generous in your sharing and may you and your husband find strength and comfort in the wonderful send off Jack is sure to have. Blessings to you and your family

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  9. Sad news Jules, he sounds like he was a great bloke and no doubt you will miss him dearly........
    Even when it's expected it's still a shock and no easier to deal with.
    I'm sure you'll give him a great send off and though tears fall there will be wonderful stories told and laughter shared.
    Thinking of you all .............XX

    Your rug is coming along beautifully, love all those gorgeous colours. I wish I had joined in from the start, I think I have 'rug envy'

    Claire x

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  10. I am sorry for your loss. All the best to you and your family.

    Warm wishes,

    Ilse

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  11. Very sorry to hear of your loss Jules. Your blanket is looking wonderful and I hope working on it is a comfort to ease the pain a little.
    Jacquie x

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  12. Oh I am so sorry for your family's loss. Sad times indeed. Take care, and my thoughts are with you.

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  13. So sorry to hear of your family's loss. I will pray for you and your family for strength and sending loving thoughts to you all.
    Your blanket is spectacular! Just stunning.
    xoRobin❤

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  14. I'm so sorry about your lost, Jules... :( I wish stength to all your family, particullary your husband.

    The blanket is amazing! :)

    Pipinha

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  15. My prayers are worth you and your family. The blanket is amazing.

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  16. So sorry for the incredible loss to your family, my thoughts and prayers are with you all.
    Meredith

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  17. So sorry for your loss - my condolences to your family.

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  18. So sorry for you. I'm glad for your hubby that he had time with him. Blessings on you and yours.

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  19. What terrible news... I am so sorry for you and your family. I can see between the lines that your father-in-law was a very special person. Let the memories shine bright... And your blanket potpurri surely cheered me up! It is wonderful. I am tempted to start on one and follow your crochet-along even though I would be far behind. I am thinking Scandinavian colors... Grey, vintage blue, vintage red, creamy white, burgundy, navy blue...maybe even some earthy warm brown... I hope working on this project will cheer you up a little bit in the darkness... ♥♥♥ Annette

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  20. Stunning blanket! I am so sorry for your loss. xxx

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  21. Sending warm supportive thoughts to you and your family.

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  22. So sorry to hear about your father in law. Your blanket is amazing so much work has gone into it, a work of art :)

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  23. Very sorry for your loss for you and your family. It's never a great time to say goodbye and know it must be even tougher close to the holidays. My thoughts are with you.

    I love, love, love your blanket! You inspired me a few months ago to start my own colorful blanket and I'm enjoying making it very much. Mine is not as diverse in stitchery as yours is but I'm still enjoying the pretty and bright colors. :)

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  24. So sorry to hear of your father-in-law's passing. Your blanket is so very beautiful and while working on it you must feel a great sense of peace. That is a very good thing during this difficult time. Blessings, Tammy

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  25. so sorry to read about your family's loss :(

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  26. So sorry to hear of your family's loss, Julie. I hope all the wonderful memories of your father-in-law will help you through the tough times. Take care, sending good thoughts to you all.

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  27. sorry for your sad news. I wish the best to you and your family. I hope you find some comforting crochet time. Heather x

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  28. I wish stength to all your family, particullary your husband.

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  29. I'm sorry about your father-in-law.

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  30. Very sorry about your father-in-low!!!. Sure your husband will get better in a period of time.
    Thanks agian .

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  31. I'm so sorry to hear about your father-in-law's passing. My thoughts are with you and all your family. Keep going with your beautiful crochet.
    Anne xx

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  32. I am sorry to hear of your loss.

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  33. Oh Jules I'm so sorry to hear about your father-in-law but I'm glad you've been able to find things to keep you busy and try to cheer you up. Take care, keep warm and keep together x

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  34. I'm sorry to hear your sad news. XxX

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  35. So sorry to hear of your loss. Best wishes to you and your family. xx

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  36. I am so sorry, we walked that path with my father. It isn't an easy one, prayers for your family at this time.

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  37. I am so sorry to hear of your loss. That must be really hard. I love your crochet blanket it is beautiful.

    Lisa

    www.needlesandwool.blogspot.com

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  38. I'm so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you and your precious family.

    You're blanket is looking great and I look forward to adding your new rows to mine!

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  39. Absolutely gorgeous blanket. I just started one - and need to catch up. Love this!

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  40. I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Masses of positive vibes and love wingin to you from Cambridge, UK.

    GLx

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