Monday, November 7, 2016
Weekend Update! Staying Small...
It's been a while since I posted a project update, and for those of you who know about my health struggles, I know you aren't surprised about the ebb and flow, because I talk about ebb and flow a lot. No really, a lot.
Almost as much as I talk about my health. :oP But when something takes up the majority of your time, it's sometimes all you've got to talk about.
Since my last update, I've been x-rayed and MRI'd. Along with everything else, I've managed to rip two large holes in my rotator cuff. Large enough where my primary doc thinks surgery will be the only real answer. So, I waited two weeks to get into the only shoulder surgeon in my area.... and the day before my appointment they called and postponed for another two weeks.
I realize life happens to us all, so I do my best to be patient, but, wow, it pretty much stinks. Besides the pain and weakness , my arm is numb, and both my husband and I are justifiably nervous about how I am going to get things done as my arthritis begins to flare at the end of my Remicade cycle - especially if they tell me I have to put that treatment on hold (it can increase the risk of infection).
I am still working on the Tunisian blanket for my grandson, a few more stripes and I will be ready to start the edging.
Droid Beanies pattern.
It's even been grandson approved!
I used Wendy Lewis' Fervor Gauntlets pattern and it's fantastic. I will end up making more of these... some without the extra points at the fingers. They are easy to make, the fabric is nicely solid, and they fit great!
Its my free pattern The Basic Guy Hat. You know... no frills, just comfortable. ;o)
More importantly, it makes other people smile, and in this case at least two other people which is a bonus in my book.
The pattern is Shaun the Sheep Plushie by Abigail Gonzalez.
So... don't be afraid to get geeky when you need a lift. Sometimes finding the fun is also the path to finding what gets you through another day!