Friday, 27 February 2015

A pinched nerve in my hip thinks it is wanted this week.  Its not.  It makes sitting awkward, and standing can be fidgety.  So I have not had much time to sit here and visit blogs, or pay much mind to mine.  But hopefully it will ease off soon.... 

I have finished the crocheted item that I mentioned to you a few weeks ago.  My hubby asked me to make it for him. He is the Scout Master here, and they are having their Freezerie this weekend.  Camping in the cold, for those of you wondering what that is. 
 There will be animal skinning, arrow shooting, star gazing, No Bathing and dubious cooking. Sound fun? Their theme, is Middle Earth.   If we ever have a long trek across uncharted territory, I know I can count on my scouts to get us fed and sheltered.  Hmm...  Maybe.  
So in a dark and dimly lit pub, sitting in a corner sipping his stout... O.k. our dining room, sorta dimly lit, with an empty tankard...sat Mike. He was just about to leave, but only too happy to try on the beard again.  I think he is liking it. But I have said "no!" to any idea of his about walking around with that on all the time.  I think he would.

I just remembered. When I nearly finished the beard, he tried it on, and was excited, so he put on the rest of his costume and I had taken a picture! Wanna see it?  Sure you do! 

 
 It only took me about 5 hours to complete.  The crochet is mainly the base onto which you tie all of the wool to make the beard.  In the pattern, it says to attached it with buttons to the hat. Instead of buttons, I used a doubled up piece of wool, looped through the 2 button holes, and tied them together so, he can just slide it slightly over his head and under his hat. It does stay pretty good.  The biggest time taker with this, is measuring all of the lengths of wool, for the beard.  But he was VERY HAPPY with it.  The pattern is a free download from ravelry. There is a card I have seen in shops of a toddler in knitted clothes saying 'I wish my Mum would stop knitting' I've just noticed, how much he's wearing in this picture, gloves hat and now a beard. 

Earlier in the week I made Mikayla another hat.  She is off to London, with her Art class for a few days, and just needed a new hat for the occasion. Jo from Through the Keyhole passed on the pattern.  Thanks Jo!  Its such an easy knit, on straight needles, using the blackberry stitch.



I used king cole's superwash merino aran wool, the color is damson.  I had it in my stash, so its great that it has been used. It comes in 50g balls.  Gabi wants one of these hats too, in of course pink.  See anyone in the backround???  Lying in the dirt...
He's there, soaking up what ever will attach itself to him before he comes inside.  I am happy, in 2 weeks, hes going for a bath and a shave!! Right now he is like a walking rug.
Heres a close look at the culprit of muddy paw prints, slobber, hair, and barking. He's liking that rugged, rough look.


He is also getting some more white in his coat. Notice his little white mustache? Made us all laugh. 
Well in case your wondering its taken me 2 days to write this post, because of sitting issues, I am using a different chair, as the computer one seems to make the nerve hurt more.  It comes and goes. Very thankfully it has eased off a bit today! Yeah! Hope you have a great weekend!
 


10 comments:

  1. Ouch, your hip sounds very painful. I'm taking ibuprofen for my back and it is helping a little, I managed a bit more sleep last night. The beard is brilliant, I'd have never guessed in a million years what you were making. I hope Mike and the scouts have a great weekend. Thanks for the link, Mikayla's hat is brilliant, I love the colour. I haven't finished Eleanor's yet, though it only needs sewing up. I ended up buying another ball of yarn as she didn't think it was big enough with 100 grams, so it's ended up working out quite expensive but I don't mind so long as she wears it. Farley is so cute, just like a big wooly bear. I've got Archie booked in for grooming next week, his fur is so long that he's desperate for it, though it'll be a bit of a shock as he'll be cold with all his fur gone if the weather doesn't get a bit warmer soon.

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    1. Thanks, Jo! Its hard to sleep when part of you is not feeling right. Eleanors hat must be big with more than 100g, be good to see it when you have finished. :)

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  2. I hope that your hip is much better soon. xx

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  3. Well done on the beard,it looks very Middle Earthy! And it'll keep him warm whilst camping! Farley looks so furry, like a great bear! The white whiskers are hilarious. I hope your hip feels better soon, what a nuisance it must be. xx

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    1. His mustache does make us laugh! Thanks for liking the beard! You know I think you guessed that didn't you? :)

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  4. Ouch! I have had bursitis in my hip but never a pinched nerve. I hope it gets better very soon.

    The beard and costume look great! Nice work on the hat too - and what a lovely colour. :)

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    1. Haven't heard of bursitis... hip is a bit better now, thanks Sue! :)

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    1. Hi Rachel! Thanks for coming by! :)

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