Sunday, March 31, 2013

Sew much to tackle

So, I am getting closer to the day where I actually tackle a real project with my new (as if I ever used any other) sewing machine.  My fear grows as each step gets me closer - the anticipation is exciting and terrifying at the same time.  I recently cut out some "rectangles" to start a project I have been planning for months.

Friday, March 1, 2013

Crocheted Wristers (Also Called Fingerless Gloves)

Instructions are written using 5 weight yarn.  Any type of yarn and any size hook can be used, but changes will need to be made in the number of chains and rows to reflect the changes as needed.  The stitches used in this pattern are chain, double crochet and slip stitches.  You can change the stitches to singles, half doubles, triples or any other combination of stitches you like.  Again, you will need to adjust the number of rows to account for the difference in size of the stitches

My how time flies and my first written instructions for a crochet project

My how time flies!  I have tried to stay on top of things but things just seem to get in the way.

To catch people up, our family had an enjoyable visit on CHRISTmas day.  The visit, unfortunately, ended with an emergency room visit that turned into a two week hospital stay.  I was the unfortunate patient for this visit.

We had just finished eating our CHRISTmas dinner at my parents' home when I began to have extremely painful cramps in my stomach.  I had been experiencing this type of pain for over a year, by now, so was not immediately alarmed.  However, things began to deteriorate rapidly.  I asked Michael to take me home when waves of nausea joined the worsening cramps.  We weren't home for long when the nausea turned into other issues.  It was at this point that I realized that this was not normal.  We hurried off to the emergency room, prepared for a long night ahead.