Another WIP-it Wednesday update! I have been wokring my way through an alphabet of socks in 2011 (I'm following this KAL on Rav) and we are getting down to the end! Right now I still have U, V, W, X, and Y cast on and in need of completion plus I need to cast on Z. We have until January 14th 2012 to finish. I'm not sure if I will make it!!
Here are some pictures:
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This past week I finished up my 12 Days of Christmas Afghan! I started this back in January and knit one square each month. The squares were designed to be dishcloths but I liked the idea of doing the squares in acrylic and making and afghan out of it instead! After each square was knit, I blocked it and then did a round of single crochet. Each month I added the new square onto the afghan so that once I was done with the December square all that I needed to do was add a two round single crochet border on the entire afghan. I like this blanket!! Here is the FO:
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I'm finally posting a new WIP Wednesday post again!!
These are two projects I have been working on all of 2011. They both come from the 2011 Block a Month group over on Ravelry. I still have to finish the November and December squares, sew those on, and add a border - then these two are all done!!
and Afghan #2:
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So on Thursday night I took the big bandaging off my thumb and switched to a regular bandage. The incision is not too bad looking at all. It is a little bit sore but not nearly as bad as I thought it might be. Here is what the incision looks like:
And I tried knitting again yesterday!! I worked on a couple squares for my 12 Days of Christmas afghan. I thought starting with the larger needles would be a better idea than sock needles. I managed to knit two squares yesterday. I knit a few rows and then took a break for a while. It wasn't too unconfortable at all. By the end of the day my thumb was beginning to ache but for the most of the day it was good!
I have finished my Around the World crochet quilt!!
Here is a link to my Ravelry page about this afghan. It included 1225 two round granny squares which were then all sewn together. I made it for a friend of mine to give to his wife for Christmas. He paid me for the yarn, the postage to mail it to him, and some for my time. I think I may have made about two cents an hour making this :) Good thing I do love making this blanket (I have made several)
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I have taken a break from blogging and it is about time to get back on track here! My latest news is that I had surgery on my hand yesterday to release a tendon in my thumb. I had a trigger thumb and had a cortisone shot in it a few months ago. That worked temporarily but the pain and discomfort came back. My next alternative was to have what is called trigger thumb tendon release surgery. It was a quick day surgery. I checked in a 7:30am, the surgery was at 9am and we were on our way home before 11:30am. I have a huge bandage on it right now. Here is what that looks like:
I can take this bandaging off in a couple days and can start wearing a "normal" bandage on it. It hurts right now and I am taking some pain medications (make me fuzzy and sleepy) but the pain is not too bad. Knitting is off limits for a few days!! And typing is tricky! I will be able to get back to knitting once I have the small bandaging on it late this week. But I suspect that it will be slow going for the first while. I'm going to go into withdrawal soon!!