My dear friend and next door neighbour is poorly. I don’t think she would mind you knowing that she has been diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis. She is only 41 and unable to walk far or even open the car door let alone drive. It has been and continues to be a daily battle to stabilise her pain and deal with her 3 (lovely) children, husband and home. I’m not sure I would cope. I just want to do what I can to help and so have been forcing myself on her from time to time for a chat and hopefully to make her laugh. Things are making progress but its too slow for her and this causes frustration. I am only glad that I can’t see the pain in her face like I could in March, that was frightening.
Anyway, what could I do? Be there and offer help. And…………… Crochet!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!That was as much to make me feel better as anything else .
So I made this. She is feeling the cold even in the sweltering heat. The pattern was a freebie I found on ravelry and I like it because of the border included in the pattern. Each row takes longer and longer as you work up from the bottom. I used 183g of stylecraft life 4 ply (2 balls basically) and a 3mm hook. My projects page on ravelry says that it took 15 days to make, odd hours here and there.
It drapes so well and is soft and light. Here is my attempt at blocking. I am not very good but try as it does make a difference.
I made the huge mistake of trying it on. Oh dear I so wanted to keep it!!!!!
But no here it is ready to go
She loved it and it kept her feet warm while we
gossiped chatted. I read that it was the nearest thing to a hug without being a hug and stretched they look like angel wings. So an angel hug cant be bad ey?