Well, if I don’t write, THEY certainly won’t. They’re way too busy, Lawrance with army things, Facebook and doctor’s appointments, and Magda…

Hm, Magda, yes, what shall I say? She’s doing fine (I think), and she certainly is DOING. “Doing what?”, you will ask.

CROCHETING* (of all things)!

It all started pretty innocent. She made cabin lace, or more precise, shelf edging for all the shelfs on the boat. I really liked that, I do like black velvet and lace.

Shelf edging

Shelf edging

Next she started a lace curtain for the front door, to keep the beasties out.
That’s still on the go; it’s a project for long trips in the car.
Then she made a doily to go under the whisky decanter. And doilies for everything on all the shelfs. Still more or less normal, I would say.



But then things went rapidly downhill. She started crocheting cactuses.
There are five up till now, all on the window sill in the galley.

Forget the left one. That one is artificial...

Forget the left one. That one is artificial…

The cactuses were followed by a Christmas Tree, half the size of a packet of Look Out rolling tobacco. And a bundle of Christmas ornaments. And a rubber duck for in the bath (no, we don’t have a bath).

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas...

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…

The bath will be crocheted next year?

The bath will be crocheted next year?

Then I got really worried. The next thing she crocheted was a vlaflip*, complete with a dollop of whipped cream. I think that, when someone starts crocheting a desert, it’s time to get professional help. Especially when the vlaflip is followed by a custard cream cookie…

No calories, that's the good thing

No calories, that’s the good thing

Yesterday she ordered not one but two cauldrons. She says she’s going to use them as plant pots, but I don’t know. Will she start crocheting potions? I noticed she parked her witches broom in the engine room…

I’m not sure what to do. I’M SO WORRIED…!


P.S. Look at the picture of the cactuses. The boat next door isn’t Lazy Sunday. Not that Lazy Sunday moved,THEY MOVED ME. I’m a lot closer now to the place to be, where everything happens. And it might be less windy during the winter.

Upgraded to the posh part of the marina

Upgraded to the posh part of the marina

New berth (notice the non-slip 'grass' on the jetty)

New berth (notice the non-slip ‘grass’ on the jetty)

* Crochet = haken
* Vlaflip = a typical (old-fashioned) Dutch desert


3 thoughts on “I’m so worried

  1. I don’t blame you for worrying WRT! Magda has clearly lost it big time. Cuckoo….

  2. Robert. on August 2, 2015 at 2:17 pm said:

    Hey WRT…..Get magda to crochet you some great big earplugs….they have moved you to the noisy part of the marina, with long, icy jetty walks in the winter.

    • Well, I don’t know about the noise (will talk to Magda about the earplugs), but THEY will be doing the long walks on icy jetties during the winter, not me…!

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