Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Slow Progress


Moving on with the blankets that I am enlarging for my friend. It doesn't do to hold your breath while you wait for me to get through a project as I work very slowly due to my arthritic thumbs. At this point I could probably issue all sorts of dire warnings to crafters about overusing their hands but if you're anything like me you won't listen. Sitting with idle hands, for me is not an option; I get really fidgety and if I'm watching television I just fall asleep. I've thought of other crafts that I could do that might be less punishing to my poor old hands but I don't find them as satisfying as knitting and crochet. I learned both these crafts when I was 6 and 10 respectively and I have never tired of doing them. It's that Capricorn practicality, I just have this urge to make something that's useful and needed. So now I'm learning to slow down and not overdo the work I love. It took the message a while to get through, didn't it?
Anyway here is my latest effort. The colours are prettier than the photo shows and I'm quite pleased with it. That dark blue is actually mauve. Only another 5 to go but I think I'll take up some knitting for a few weeks as a friend has given me enough yarn to make a little cardigan for a toddler and I've found just the pattern for it.
I hope you're loving the things that you're creating.
Bye for now until next time.

10 comments:

  1. I love what you have done with the squares.. so different, The colours are great also...:))

    Sorry you are having trouble with your fingers..We do put them through alot don't we..??
    But slow and steady wins the race..
    Have a great week :))

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    1. Hello again Pat. I'm pleased you like the blanket. I hope whoever receives it will be happy with it.
      My hands have served me well over the years and they'll continue to do so if I'm careful.

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  2. This is beautiful, such happy bright colors! ♥

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    1. Thank you Kerrie; I have enjoyed using the lovely colours.

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  3. The blanket is looking lovely.
    Had to laugh - Capricorn and not stopping ;-) Know all to well what that means
    I went back to knitting/crocheting about 9 years ago after seeing a friend who had very bad arthritis. She keeps knitting to allow some movement. Just the incentive I needed when I felt creaks in the joints :-)
    Just lately I have started switching between projects and needles sizes when I feel a twinge

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    1. It's an addiction,Maria. We can't help ourselves. I agree, switching projects is the best idea to prevent injury. Wise after the fact, that's me. :)

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  4. I can empathise with you with the arthritic thumbs. I have it in all fingers but I figure if I keep moving them they won't seize up on me. I'm not looking forward to the day they get so bad I can't crochet.

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    1. I hope that day never comes for you Richard.

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  5. You are doing a Beautiful Job on the Afghan. I am like you and can't sit still always have to have some kind of Craft going.

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    1. Hello Christy and thanks for dropping by. Like a bee in a bottle was how my Nana used to describe those of us who can't sit still.

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