For the past week I've been blessed with sick offspring again. It's a repeat of events from a couple of weeks ago. Back then my oldest caught a nasty stomach bug ad was out of action for a couple of days. A week later the youngest gave a pretty good imitation. High spiking fever was the keyword then.
I was my oldest again who started this current round of illness. No high fevers fortunately, just a whole lot of stomach ache. As she made it back to the land of the live and kicking her little sister decided it was her turn. Vomit and diarrhea, the two things all parents come to love... in huge amounts. By now the medication is kicking in somewhat and we're on the road to recovery.
But my point is that my schedule was rather turned upside down this past week. Everything on the to-do list is still there. That's life and luckily parents' instincts made me take rather large margins on the due dates of all that's on this to-do list. But as recovery is lurking around the corner I've been able to do some odd bits and pieces in between the toilet emergencies...
I got to embroider this sleepy lady. She will be integrated in a drawstring bag that I intend to make for the cushion cover she's resting on for now. The cushion cover is crocheted in a yarn that's a mix of cashmere and merino wool making it really soft without being prickly. Each side consists of 16 granny squares in a color palette that for some reason reminds me of the permafrost in Russia. Perhaps it's the mossy and mustard colors coupled with the pale ice blue... I don't know, but it calls out "get your fur hat on" to me.
And as you could tell from to beginning of this post, I did cast on some stitches in order to make a cardigan for the local children. By popular demand, it will be a Gilet Granville but worked in double alpaca so it will shape up rather differently I think. I hope. I guess. I'll see.