There are days when nothing goes right. With full on ulcerative colitis, a daily barrel load of steroids and the endless of pressure of juggling work and home life I have had more than a few of Those Days recently.On Thursday last week, after a bad nights sleep and hours of pain before I had even left the house for work, I found myself sat at my desk at 8am drained and exhausted. I got the important work done, then jumped in my car and drove home in a daze to sit on my sofa and rest.
Living with chronic illness is hard. But this has never stopped me before, I've come through worse. Besides I'm treating myself with a new therapy - Granny Square Therapy...
I got home, I picked up a hook, found some Kentish alpaca yarn and just started making mini squares, loads of them. I lost myself in the repetitive hooking and endless weaving in of ends. As they are so teeny, just two rounds in each, the are very satisfying to make; no sooner have you started than you have a little pile of finished squares. I made 48 squares in all.
Then I crocheted them all together, added some edging and my favourite picot stitch and...
I now have a pair of soft, cosy hand warmers to get me through autumn and winter!
I crocheted together my mini granny squares leaving a small thumb gap, then I edged the thumb and top edge with a simple single stitch (I am talking in US terms here).
For the bottom edge I used my favourite picot edge stitch, pretty!
Of course no less than three days later the weather turned and instead of the lovely autumnal drizzly fresh weather we are SUPPOSED to be experiencing, we are now in the midst of a heatwave. You have me to thank for that. Just think what might have happened had I made an entire jumper.
All this talk of Crochet as Cure reminds me that I need to share with you the progress of the Big Happy blanket, I haven't forgotten of course :)
Right, best make the most of this blasted heat and get the next load of washing out.....