Can you keep a secret? If so, read on and be prepared for a shock …
The news I am about to reveal about myself is bordering on the scandalous:
I confess …
I have barely picked up a crochet hook in weeks,
maybe even months!
Shh! Don't tell anyone!
Close friends will attest this is quite out of character for me but before your audible astonishment gets too carried away, let me explain:
It's all good.
It has simply been a ridiculously hectic time with lots going on with family and household. By the end of each day, I am too exhausted to reach for my crochet but exhausted in a good way.
At last, after getting through the busy end-of-school-year and Christmas–New Year seasons, then navigating the back-to-school information overload, I am reaping the benefits of last year's hospital treatments. What a relief!
It is so exciting! My energy levels and my stamina have improved and I have been able to do things that were impossible to even contemplate only a few years ago.
I have been very busy catching up on all sorts of physical jobs around the house that have been waiting for years to get done;
e.g., sorting out the filing cabinet–a task that used to be regularly undertaken at 6-monthly intervals but I let that routine slide when I became ill; doing some household cleaning to my standards and filling in the gaps that often get glossed over by hired help.
|It feels good to |
regain some order.
What's so exciting about such mundane things? The fact that I can now do them! It is so satisfying at the end of the day to know that, instead of unravelling yarn, I have unravelled a little bit more of the chaos that was trying to infiltrate my household while I was so incapacitated.
It was such a treat to be able to accept invitations to go out to see friends instead of them only ever coming to my home to see me.
|Crochet with friends a few weekends ago. |
Time to play - 4 ply cotton colourwork in the round.
|Sarah's blanket progress.|
There we were, three of us with hooks in hands and an entire afternoon to dedicate to ourselves, our crafts and
It was a welcome time to play and reacquaint myself with tapestry technique in the round while my friends continued with their blankets and throw rugs.
|Bright and cheerful |
South Australian crochet by Sarah.
She is a beginner and this is her first blanket.
Sarah credits "YouTube Girl, Multistitch Blanket"
I like the colours of my free-formed circle but the 4-ply is very thin and fiddly. I am seriously thinking of undoing it but I am pleased with the effect from a couple of hour's crochet.
Do you think I should (undo it) or keep it for a future project?
Coincidentally, this week's blog entry by Helen of She Loves to Crochet, was asking the very question, "Do you ever change your mind and rip it all out again?" I might have a very timely answer for that one!
Even though that might have been the only hook-handling in recent weeks, I'm still thinking, planning, viewing and reading about crochet when I can!
And that's not the half of what I've been up to but it's time for this very tired typist to sign off now!
Related Posts on Lupey Loops
"A Quick WIP Round", 22 October 2015: http://lupeyloops.blogspot.com.au/2015/10/a-quick-wip-round.html
"Lost without Lists", 2 September 2015: http://lupeyloops.blogspot.com.au/2015/09/lost-without-lists.html
"Hooks, Needles & Nurses!, 23 July 2015: http://lupeyloops.blogspot.com.au/2015/07/hooks-needles-nurses.html
She Loves to Crochet by Helen, "Half Term Treats", blog entry, 13 February 2016: http://shelovestocrochet.blogspot.com.au/2016/02/half-term-treats.html