And the chaos spreads.
Sigh. I finished the body of the sweater, including the trim. The second time through, I was extra careful with the counting, and I had the exact number of stitches I needed when I started the trim. And it came out perfect. The scalloped trim matched up perfectly and the join is barely visible! Yay!
So I did the same for the sleeves. I counted very carefully, and had the correct number of stitches when I started the trim.
So when I completed the sleeve trim, WHY IS IT 3 STITCHES OFF???????? There is no way to join this neatly, and I cannot find an error.
This was Monday. Frustrated, I stalked out to the family room, propped up the leg, and started working on my afghan. Only to discover a skein of yarn was missing. AN ENTIRE SKEIN. In a color I needed for the current block, of course. Wasn’t in the floor, or under the couch cushions, or by the recliner. How do you lose a whole skein? Really?
So yesterday evening the neighbor kid came over to take out the trash. (I have awesome neighbors.) So I set him to crawling on the floor looking UNDER the furniture. No luck. Finally he popped the recliner back and . . . there was the yarn, stuck up in the mechanism for the leg rest.
Sigh. The crochet gremlins are going to send me over the edge.
Another week, another week of rehab. It’s time for Sunday Sevens, but I didn’t make it to seven as my life is so repetitive now. You really don’t need seven pics of my legs propped on pillows, do you? Well, I’m starting to do a bit more, although I’m still mostly laying in bed with… Continue reading Sunday Somethings
Is too much internet and the lure of new ideas, while completely ignoring existing todos and a pile of patterns already in my possession. I want this pattern. I love this pattern. Someone stop me. Edited to add: Well, lookee here. I seem to have good taste, as this jacket won a First Quarter Flamie… Continue reading The dark side of being laid up . . .
Really, that’s what I do a good part of the day. Ice pack on the knee, exercise the knee, stretch the knee, elevate the knee, etc. Then rinse and repeat. All this work is paying off, as my mobility is definitely improving. So hopefully I’ll be up and around soon. Meanwhile, I started working in… Continue reading Chillin’
No crafty news this week. Just me and my new knee getting painfully acquainted. Not to worry, I won’t post any pics of the new knee, until after it is well and truly healed. There’s how I spend most of my days. My feet are elevated, and I have my CryoCuff and my SCD’s on.… Continue reading Knee News