Wednesday, January 20, 2010

January

Our trip to the UK over Christmas was a bit of a disaster. Our flight out was delayed on the runway due to snow some 5 hours. Keeping a small tired little one happy in a stationery plane would be something close to hell. Once we got to England Baby Bunny got really ill (we were about to leave for the emergency room when the doctor said he would see her immediately), then I got sick, then my mother got sick, then my husband got sick ... do you see the pattern? Seeing my 9 month old being sick, being so listless - all she wanted to do was sleep ... well it was utterly heart breaking and rather took the shimmer out of Christmas.

We got home - all utterly jet lagged. It took Baby Bunny about a week to recover - and by this point (after 17 days of bad sleep) it took me another week to recover. Finally I feel about normal! So I have had little motivation to get off my bunny bottom and do anything but slouch in a heap during the quieter moments.

But I am working on another continuous cable blanket - here is a sneak peak at the pattern I am trying to work out ...... working out a 6 strand lattice cable pattern that goes seamlessly around corners is confusing me. And if that last sentence made no sense to you - then you see my point!

And I'm midway through a scrappy quilt ...... must use up every last piece of fabric! I really hope to have something of more substance to share with you soon. Hope you are all surviving the winter weather.

8 comments:

dottycookie said...

Sounds like a horrid Christmas, but hopefully you're all on the mend now and will soon be fully back to normal! Good luck with the pattern, it made my brain hurt just reading about it.

periwinkle said...

sorry to hear about your Sickmas , sounds a bit like ours last year. Good luck with your knitting, I'm sure you'll figure it out

Sue said...

Your Christmas sounds a lot like ours, only no baby involved. I'm still feeling rotten and want to sleep all the time.

The quilt looks very happy and colorful. I want to see more of both projects.

bunzi said...

aww pooor bunnies :(

Charlie P said...

Oh no! What a disaster of a Christmas! Hope January is going mores moothly for you all :-)

hetty said...

Sorry to hear that your Christmas was not as you had hoped. I love the pattern that you are knitting and I love the scrappy quilt.

Lily Boot said...

Oh Rachael! What a bummer of a Christmas! It is awful when they get sick - and even worse when we do. We have a book called "Mummys don't get sick" - nope, it definitely upsets the universe. I hope you get a chance to travel home soon in better weather with a strong and healthy little rabbit. And meanwhile, lots of snuggling under that glorious cable knit blanket. I am in awe that you can knit a blanket :-)

Bumpkin Bears said...

Hi Rachael, I'm so sorry to hear your trip was so tough, I do hope you are all back to health now. I think you are SO clever with your knitting, always inspires me to try again! Big Hugs, Catherine x

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