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.