Prescription Crochet #2

You may remember that back in May I finally went to see the physio about my wrist/thumb that had been bothering me for a couple of years. Along with other exercises the physio prescribed that I crochet every day, beginning with a minute a day and building up.

I began by starting to crochet a small pot of flowers.

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The pot grew very quickly even at only a few minutes a day. However crocheting pots of flowers is so not me. I just about got the pot finished, before I got distracted by a new project.

I’d been asking for suggestions about what to crochet/knit with my Blueberry Bam Bam whirl.

Scheepjes Whirl Blueberry Bambam

I’d been resistant to working on a shawl, because I never wear them. However, as the discussion went on I realised that when we sit out on an evening after a BBQ and I get a little chilly, I tend to grab the nearest blanket belonging to Harry and wrap myself in it.

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Okay this is obviously not my garden, but me on holiday sporting one of  Harry’s blankets.

Maybe I did need a did need a shawl after all.

I chose the Flower Valley shawl pattern – beware if you ever chose to make it, there are mistakes in the written instructions. Building up from my slow few minutes a day to more lengthy spells of crochet, I finished it in 6 weeks.

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Very pleased to win a 2nd place for this in the craft section of the produce show – especially since I didn’t even think I would be able to crochet anything ever again when I first saw pamphlet inviting entries.

Of course in the six weeks it took me the weather became colder and I haven’t had chance to wear it. But it is rumoured it may be warm enough here for a BBQ tomorrow.

Hope you’re having a great week.

Until next time,

Bekki x

 

 

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