Monday, February 25, 2008

Carpal Tunnel Surgery

Smileycons! Today I am going to have surgery on my right hand at 3 o'clock. Needless to say I won't be doing any knitting or crochet for two weeks. It is going to be hard to not be able to pick up my needlework as I usually do something almost every day.

I am hoping this surgery works as my hands get numb so much. My right hand is worse as it gets numb when driving ,sleeping and drying my hair and needlework. I am constantly putting my hand down and getting the feeling back when I am crocheting. It is the same with knitting but not quite as bad.

I am not looking forward to my right hand being out of commission for two weeks so if anyone reads this and has any suggestions I would appreciate any advice.
I would appreciate it if you would remember me in your prayers.

Happy knitting to all and I will be back to my needlework in two weeks.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

My new row counter or marker

I started a sweater recently and was having a little trouble keeping up with the rows. The pattern has a six row repeat but the way it works out I couldn't tell where I was at in the pattern because it is made up of ridges.

I was telling my daughter Connie about it and her head started buzzing. She said well let me think about this,I can probably make you a marker to help you out.

So that is just what she did and here is a picture of the marker and the sweater so far.

Thank you Connie for being so willing to help me out. I would never have learned how to knit if it weren't for you and I appreciate that because I have always wanted to learn but never did.