Prescription: Crochet

You may remember I’ve  complained frequently occasionally mentioned that my thumb is too sore to crochet anymore. The level of pain in my hand/wrist has come and gone for a while, but got very bad again in March, so I finally headed off to the doctor. The doctor referred  me for physio.  Two months later I had a physiotherapy appointment.

I saw a lovely lady who was an expert in hands and wrists. She diagnosed that I had De Quervains Syndrome – basically tendinitis of two of the tendons that control the thumb, but let’s cal it De Quervains, because it sounds so much more interesting. She thinks it was started when I saved a sheep from drowning five years ago – long story.

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This isn’t the sheep I saved, just an acing sheep playing the part.

 

Even better than having an interesting sounding syndrome, she prescribed that I do some crochet 🙂

Having written off ever doing crochet again, I didn’t know what to make, but I did have a a rather yummy Scheepjes blueberry bambam whirl in my stash…

Scheepjes Whirl Blueberry Bambam

Unfortunately I can’t for the life of me find my 4mm crochet hook. So instead I started making a pot of flowers – I’ve only got this far, as I’ve only been prescribed a few minutes each day, but I just had to share my most excellent news with you!

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I’d also like to ask if, since even at a few minutes a day the potted plant won’t take long, have you got a favourite pattern for a Scheepjes whirl you can temp me with?

Until next time,

Bekki x

 

 

Frog or Finish Nine for 2019

Over at Beads and Barnacles Pippa’s been getting organised with Make Nine and Use Nine grids. She’s inspired me to make a grid of nine projects I want to frog or finish this year. I know I’m a bit late in the year for posting my UFOs, and I know I usually just list them, but a grid makes a nice visual reminder and is a manageable number. So here’s my Frog or Finish Nine for 2019…

  1. We’ve already discussed this this year – it’s the patchwork quilt.
  2. Two project bags that just need handles.
  3. A Santa sack that just needs sewing up.
  4. An almost finished cardigan that I just need a friend’s opinion how the opening should sit to finish.
  5. A crochet top that has to be frogged – my thumb’s too sore to crochet these days 😦
  6. A pair of socks.
  7. A too boring shawl that needs frogging.
  8. A shawl that needs blocking – it’s always so damp in Dartmoor, I never want to deliberately make something wet just to dry it off.
  9. If you’ve been reading my blog for a while you’ll recognise this UFO – I’m still wrestling with myself; I don’t seem to like it enough to finish it, but can’t quite bring myself to frog it!

In truth I could finish 7/9 of these in and evening if I frogged number 9. Let’s see how long it actually takes me.

Until next time,

Bekki

Woolly Workshops and Wool Market in Liskeard

Just dropping by to tell you  3 Bags Full in Liskeard have just announced their autumn woolly workshop programme that runs from 3 to 16 October 2016. It’s well worth checking out if you’re local to Liskeard, or likely to be in the area in October, as it’s packed with a real variety of interesting woolly workshops run by some awesome tutors, and one run by lil’ old me.

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I’m absolutely delighted to be running a workshop on called Twists, Turns and Reverse Cables. If you’re a regularly visitor to my blog, you’ll know cabling is one of my very favourite ways of knitting! So not just a huge thank you to 3 Bags Full for inviting me to run a workshop, but also for letting me work with some of my favourite stitches. I’m really looking forward to it!

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3 Bags Full are also hosting a wool market in Liskeard Public Hall, from 4-8pm on Friday 30th September, a few days before the workshop programme starts. And yes, I confess, I have stall there amongst a real variety of wonderful local woolly traders. So very excited about meeting lots of lovely woolly peeps there too!

Bekki Hill

 

Colour Survey

I’m  thinking about the colours I’m hand dyeing my yarns with. Various people I’ve spoken to have been very helpful, but I thought I’d ask you guys too. So I made a survey. It would be really great if you’ve got a couple of minutes to answer the questions in it and/or pass on to anyone you know who knits or crochets.

The link is here

Thanks in advance,

Bekki Hill