Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Knitting and Crochet Blog Week... Day Two

Today's post is to be about how we bettered ourselves craft-wise over the last year...

The beginning of 2010 saw me make up my mind I was going to get back into crocheting whether my hands liked it or not!  Some arthritis, especially in the left hand,  made me think that crocheting would make everything worse. 

Well, I bought my Clover hooks...already had my stash.  Hmm, this just might work.  My hands, esp. the left one, felt better -- not as "swollen" or stiff; both were more flexible.  I couldn't believe this! 

Well, it didn't take me long to start making plans.  Afghans, squares, garlands, all kinds of yarny goodness floated through my brain!  I do miss making doilies though.  I wonder if Clover makes small size hooks with big handles?

Yes, crochet still makes a difference in how my hands feel.  I didn't crochet yesterday; NOT once.  (I did look at patterns though.)  And my hands feel "swollen" and stiff, maybe not as bad as before; but I can definitely tell the difference.  And, THAT is a good feeling.

See you tomorrow for Day 3,

Renee  :)

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  1. My mom can crochet. I tried to learn, but that was a disaster

  2. I was going to say, anybody can learn to crochet. But, I know how I am with knitting... never mind!

    Renee :)

  3. I always used to be a knitter and decided to learn crochet last year. It was a complete disaster for many months and then around the summer the penny dropped and I started making things and now I love it!

    Crochet seems to have a bad effect on the nerves in my right arm and my neck - but if I only do a little at a time it's not too bad! With arthritis it must be hard.

  4. Thankfully, it's not crippling or anything like that. Probably one of the biggest things I regret is -- I used to type 75wpm, very few errors overall. (I can't say none.) Now, I'm lucky if I get 25wpm with a gazillion errors. Thank goodness for spellcheck!

    Renee :)