My back was so close...I mean, really. And then, I started last Saturday off as a good day. Then I sat down to put on shoes, and my back seized up again. All this time, it was just waiting. It deceived me. And now it is blistering hot. I have been trying to read, but that hasn't been working either. Hopefully something works out soon.
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
I have three projects going, all in various stages. I knit a doily, and now am crocheting one.
I started a unicorn modification of a horse pattern for the Princess.
I am still working on my Boxy sweater. Maybe by the time cold weather hits, it will be done.
There are still more socks, sweaters and toys waiting in the wings.
I am trying to work with what I have, and use up some of my stash. When you focus on what is right in front of you, you become very aware of your blessings. There are lots of things I wish I had (a larger vehicle, our own house, a huge budget for yarn), but I am grateful for what I do have. What are you grateful for?
Thursday, July 06, 2017
I picked up the second sock again.
I have been distracted by doilies. I find them typically quick, although needing a lot of concentration. The directions are generally different for each round when crocheting them, so you must pay attention and read the directions. Sometimes more than once. In the one I am currently working on, the directions were not making sense, even though I now think the author wrote them as clear as they could. The end of one round had a ch 1, dc in top of first sc from beg of the round, which created the last loop of the round. In this loop, you were to put 2 sc. When I first read (and re-read) these instructions, it did not make sense to me. Fortunately, even at 9:30 at night, you can find help with things. I posted the directions online that were giving me trouble, and within 20 minutes, it became crystal clear.
I am still attempting to work through the Master Crocheter's course, but my projects stop me. I will pick it up again once I am through with the doily and this sock. Other projects waiting include a puppy and unicorn, and more Christmas presents.
Wednesday, July 05, 2017
A little fall complicates big things. But having to lie flat on your back can give you an opportunity to do some things.
I made a knitted doily. I also finally put together the dragon. I completed a sock, and am still working on the second one.
I am starting another doily, but this time it is crocheted. I have not done one before, because my tension never worked out. This time, it is. I think it is a matter of working with something familiar. I have started working with smaller yarn and smaller needles, and it helps keep the tension.
It has been a while since I posted, mainly because of pain. Pain has hindered a lot of my summer plans. I have tried to keep moving forward slowly, but even slow hurts.
Monday, June 12, 2017
I had been wearing a brace for my ankle, but it is rubbing a blister on the back of my heel. It is a great big thing...and rather than continue with the brace, I downgraded to an Ace bandage. Those sure have changed over the years. I used to wear one on my wrist, and I had little elastic claws to grip it closed. Now they are sticky, so it adheres to itself.
This has also happened, as I finished using one half of the poncho on the Princess's sweater.
I think this will be a pair for Christmas. The colors are a little girly, so it will be probably for my SIL. It is self-striping, so no pattern necessary. That means it goes fast. What are you working on?
Sunday, June 11, 2017
I thought I would share what I recently received from my brother.
I got one skein of Noro Silk Garden, color 87, lot q. This picture doesn't do it justice. I hope to create a light box soon, and will take a better picture.
There were 4 skeins of Lion Brand Impeccable, 2 in Deep Forest and 2 in Soft Taupe.
Next up are 2 skeins of Andean Treasure from Knit Picks. Two skeins of Wool of the Andes in Cloud and Fern. I also have 6 skeins of Sock Landscape, 3 in Red Wood Forest and 3 in New England Foliage.
A test skein of Elegance in Oatmeal was found, as well as a mystery skein.
Too many pictures? Maybe. But wait there's more...
A skein of Cascade 220 in Black (color 8555), Fisherman's wool (that is to be dyed soon), 2 skeins of Bamboo in Black, 3 skeins of Jo Sharp Aran Tweed in 125 Tartan, 3 skeins of Noro Kureyon in 124, 2 other skeins of Noro wool/silk in 2 different colorways, and a skein of some sort of tweed.
There was more, but I will share all of the other non-yarny things later. Any suggestions on what to do with it? I have a few ideas swimming around, but some of it has not been designated for anything yet.
Friday, June 09, 2017
June has been interesting. I sprained my ankle and fell, which hurt a lot more than expected. I guess that means I am getting old. It has been about a week; my back still hurts and my foot is a lovely shade of purple.
I am knitting the crocheted poncho from Christmas into a sweater. The Princess was not thrilled with the poncho, so I just repurposed it.
The dragon still has to be seamed. I am horribly behind in that.
I am also wanting to get this ancient UFO done. This is a baby blanket from when Little Man was born...10 years ago. The main reason I haven't finished it is that I lost the instructions. I hope to get a copy of them again soon.
I am thinking ahead to Christmas as well. I bought some sock yarn on sale, and am still trying to decide what to do with it. I have the Party of Five set, and have thought about putting these Madelinetosh skeins with it for me. But I may pull the blue for someone else.
It has been slow for knitting as pain makes it difficult to even sit. How is your summer looking?