Monday, April 15, 2013

Wonky and Bright


Wonky and Bright, that's me! I am on my second week of recovery from a minor surgery and it's getting better all the time.  Minor or not, surgery feels a bit like getting hit by a truck and the first week was a little wobbly. This week I'm back to school drop and pick up, quite excited to be driving again. The Engineer has been a whole lot of Superman lately and I can not thank him enough for taking over. Of course, family and friends have been stunningly helpful too, I am truly blessed to have such a caring support group around me.

I have done the tiniest bit of making whilst laying in. Crafting under the influence I'll call it. Under the influence  of pain medication, sunshine and Spring! Everything is blooming in the brightest of colors! Yesterday on a family Sunday drive I nearly cried seeing rows of Dogwood in bloom, the flowers were the most amazing shade of salmon pink!


To celebrate the kaleidoscope of my neighborhood in bloom and my feeling well enough to make a little something, I grabbed my long neglected hooks and found the brightest of all yarns in my stash and just began. It took me a minute (or half an hour) to remember what it was I needed to do. It took me another half an hour to get my stitches relaxed and even. The Engineer got that worried look on his face that he gets every time I take up the crochet and asked what I was making. "I don't know," says I, "I'm just moving my hands and getting the rhythm."


And it grew. Then pony Girl suggested that it should be a blanket, for her. "Alright," I said, "it might be done by Christmas."  Anyway, it doesn't really matter. The yarn is crazy colorful, fun and makes me happy to look at.  The thing I'm making is decidedly wonky and bright, just like how I am feeling right now.

And how are you my friends?


21 comments:

C o w R o a d said...

Love the colors and love to hear that you are getting back on your feet again! :-)

Unknown said...

Love Love Love!!! hope you feel better soon! xoxo

Jo said...

That seems like the perfect pick me up project. Great colours to get well to. I have a stiff shoulder from over knitting myself so I am sewing at the moment as it is the least painful of my many crafts! Jo x

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greenrabbitdesigns said...

It doesn't matter f you're a little wonky so long as you're bright! :)
Wishing you a speedy recovery !
Vivienne x

Sherri B. said...

Loving these bright colors, just like fields of tulips and the blue sky!

Such good news to hear you are on the mend and will soon be as good as new.

I am also enjoying the beautiful flowering trees that we in the Northwest are so blessed with in the
Spring. xo

Flaming Nora said...

How fantastic. That young lady is going to have an amazing christmas! Glad you are on the mend. xxx

Annie @ knitsofacto said...

So pleased you're on the mend!

And that crochet is just joyful :D

vintage grey said...

So beautiful and glad to hear you are on the mend! Take care! xo Heather

teddybearswednesday said...

what a wonderful combo, wonky and bright! Very happy to hear you recovering well and doing a spot of craft.
big love to you xoxo

my little red suitcase said...

wonderful, good medicine! like the stitch, Heather x

Reviva Weddings said...

Love the colours and so pleased to hear you are recovering and enjoying some down time making Pony girl something she will treasure :) x

Mare said...

I am thinking of you my sweet friend and sending you some Reiki, White Light and Love..I hope all is well my dear. Love, mare

june at noon said...

So glad to hear you're doing well. The colors are just gorgeous, and perfect for all the "waking up" we're doing as the weather changes. Hoping you continue to do better each day!

Cornelia said...

I'm not medicated, and I sometimes cry seeing the natural world out of the car windows. We moved a while ago and the seasons are much more pronounced here. The change in colours and textures over the seasons is magnificent.
I like your bright crochet. Enjoy.

sweetpea family said...

Wonky and bright = good I love it - keep well x

Sara said...

Hello Lola. I LOVE your wonky and bright blanket! I'm popping over today from Tangled Happy to tell you are one the the Mamachee giveaway winners!!! Please send me an email at tangledhappy@gmail.com and let me know the 5 pattern you would like to receive and I will forward your requests to Tara. Thanks so much for participating in the Mamachee Giveaway! Hope you have a wonderful week. :)

Tas said...

Hope you are feeling less wonky but brighter as time goes by.

Thank you for putting a real pop of colour into my day.

xx

wunsweden said...

The yarn is wonderful. I just now found your blog and I have to say I am in love with both your pictures and the way you write, so fun and spot on. I think I`m going to enjoy following your blog.

Sharon said...

Love the colors. What is the name and brand of the yarns you used for this project?

Lola Nova said...

Hi Sharon,

Your comment was set to "no-reply" so I am answering your question here.

The brand name for the multi colored yarn is Craft Smart, the turquoise is something I had in my stash and can't remember the brand. I believe both were purchased at Michaels Craft Store. Just inexpensive acrylic yarn. Hope that helps!

Thank you

Sharon said...

Thank you for your reply. I didn't realized that my comment was set to "no reply".