Monday 27 March 2023

A crochet finish

 Last week was a bit of a write-off.  I had some sort of allergic reaction which caused puffiness all around my eyes and my left cheek.  No idea what caused it, I hadn't used anything new or different nor had I eaten anything that I haven't eaten before.  I ended up going to the docs because the pharmacist at the chemist was useless, he kept trying to sell me eye drops and telling me to moisturise!  Doc was very thorough but as mystified as I was as to the cause, she recommended taking piriton for a few days and if things didn't improve, or got worse to go back.  I felt a bit rough anyway but taking the piriton too wiped me out most days.  Happy to say I feel much better now.

As you can see I finished my Crofter blanket, It's only been waiting in the wings since 2018!!
  It's actually been finished for a couple of weeks but it's only been this past week that I managed to get round to sewing in the ends.

Still not sure what I'm doing with it, It may come in handy in the summer for when the kids are playing in the garden so i'll put it away for now and see if it gets any use in the summer.

I'll leave it there for today and sign off with some photos of another lovely canal walk I did the previous week,  another section of the Stourbridge canal, (No. 2), starting at the Bonded Warehouse and heading towards Kinver. I didn't do the whole walk, although I would like to soon as it was very picturesque.

Enjoy your week and I'll see you soon



Shrimpton and Perfect said...

That reaction sounds nasty, how strange. Glad you're on the mend.

Terri said...

Glad you are feeling better and I hope it never happens again! Love the blanket, very pretty. And what lovely places to walk! I would be on them frequently if I lived near them!

Gill - That British Woman said...

glad you're feeling a bit better and the meds are working. Cannot crochet for the love of it. Wish I could, your blanket looks lovely. We had snow today!

Lowcarb team member said...

Pleased you are now feeling better.
I do like your Crofter blanket, it looks lovely.
Beautiful photographs from your canal walk.

Have a good week.

All the best Jan

Jackie said...

I hope that you feel better very soon.

I love your canal walk pictures.

God bless.

Debi said...

So sorry about your reaction to whatever it was, but glad that you are feeling better. The blanket is beautiful, I just love the colors. Have a great week!

butterfly said...

Love your beautiful blanket .
It could be Hay fever with all the blossom coming out at the moment .
There are so many things out there at the moment , I felt unwell and hubby was fine then out of the blue could not talk, he had to go to the doctors to.
Have a good week and hoping you feel much better soon .

Poppypatchwork said...

So good to hear you are feeling better. Love your beautiful blanket, like yours most of mine end up on the floor with the grand children playing on/with it.

Carol said...

Glad you are on the mend, Maggie! Very strange sounding reaction. Love your blanket and the pretty photos taken on your walk. Have a lovely day ♥

Anonymous said...

I am so happy you are feeling better!

I heard every 7 years some foods that a person was not allergic to, they can build up allergies to those foods.

There are many foods I am allergic to now where as before I never used to be.

That blanket is truly beautiful!

My wife loves to crochet!

Thanks for showing those scenes, they are also truly beautiful!

MartinaM said...

I hope you are well and the allergic reaction has subsided.
Your crocheted blanket is beautiful and it gives me the idea to use some leftover yarn to make a blanket, I haven't crocheted in a long time and I would really like to.
Thank you for the nice pictures.
Enjoy your coming weekend

meandmysmallcorner said...

Yor crofters blanket looks fantastic Maggie. So nice to get a long standing project finally finished. Sewing in the ends is not much fun though is it!
Glad you are feeling better after you reaction. I wonder what it was.

Sandy said...

Canal walk looks really muddy, boots would be needed it seems. LOVE the afghan, nice colors. I tend to use afghans in the winter to stay warm, not summer; so am confused why would you want an afghan in the garden? Hope you don't have a re-occurence of your strange allergic reaction. Sounds nasty.

Jo said...

Glad you're feeling better. The blanket is gorgeous, doesn't it feel good when you get a long standing project off the needles/hook. Lovely photos from your walk, we're so lucky to have so many beautiful places to spend a little time.