It was a bit of a rough one as I am nearing the end of my medication window for polyarticular psoriatic arthritis (PsA). PsA is an inflammatory arthritis like the more well known rheumatoid arthritis (RA). I am on Remicade infusions every 8 weeks and a weekly dose of methotrexate.
I am still learning how to manage day to day activities during a flare, like trying to rest my hands between bouts of crochet.
Wow it's tough to do! But I did make some progress this week so let's check it out:
Shannon Sanchez' Tiberian Shawl MCAL! Still really loving the texture of the stitches. I know you can't see them yet but trust me... you won't recognize it after blocking.
I am already plotting one with different colors for each stitch pattern.
Surfing the Clouds by Tanja Osswald. To be fair, I've made a number of mistakes on this one this week... I'm tired and have moments where I just can't focus. A couple rows later I have moments where I'm not willing to frog back to my mistake in order to fix it. :oP
I hope they won't be too painfully obvious after blocking but if they are you know what? It's a badge of honor that I even tried.
Really really wonderful, this shawl may be the prettiest I've made to date, and that is seriously saying something because I've made a lot of shawls.
The last skein is a silvery charcoal and ought to be perfect for those last few super long rows. Hopefully by next week I'll be able to show this one off in all it's glory!
last week's pokeballs and Ash Ketchem gloves? I just couldn't help but think that the pokeballs would make fun hats... and they did! The boys *loved* them.
So, if you are struggling as I am this week - with physical illness, emotional distress, keeping it together under pressure - know that it's worth fighting the good fight for another day, and I hope you find something to look forward to every day, like I find in my family and friends, yarn... and you!
Til next time... don't forget to be awesome!