It’s all Stef’s fault..

Yep, I’ve been crocheting. Any who know me, knows that I declared ages ago that it had to be a damn fine crochet project to tempt me away from my knitting, as it generally bothers my wrist. Well apparently 5 or more years of rest does the wrist a world of good. So Stef tempted me by sending me a doily pattern. I’m a doily junkie, this is a well known fact and suddenly I find myself working out how to read a crochet chart again, with french explinations. Took me just about exactly 2 weeks to do, and if you can find where I fudged a pretty big error, I’ll give you a gold star. 🙂

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You didn’t believe me Stef.. well proof is in the photo.

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A blast from the past…

Well in the interest of keeping the wrists happy and in yet another misguided attempt to finish some things, I’ve picked back up a cross-stitch project. Embroidery is a whole different motion than knitting, so it provides variety for my hands and wrists. All good in the ever vigilant crusaide agains carpel tunnel.

I started this project in probably late 1995, although the actual date is lost to the annals of time. As you can see from a page of my webpage, (
the words ‘I will finish this!’ has come up often. So here I am again. I will finish this, although as I commented to a friend today, perhaps not until 2010 at this rate!

I’ve started dragging it in to work to put a stitch or three in over my lunch hour, and you can see the current sparse progress.
In 2003 it looked like:

Now as of today:

Not much of a change, but it’s coming. More photos as I get more done. In theory.