Feels like ages since I’ve posted on here. I’ve managed to finish the cat latch hook rug and it looks fantastic, cats seem to approve of it as I keep finding one of them curled up on it at times.
I’ve had a few health scares recently too which are now all being sorted one way or another. Just waiting on appointments to come round so that I can hopefully get answers and help. My main problem is with my joints as I have Hypermobility Syndrome which affects all joints in the body plus the collagen in your muscles and connective tissues. It is flaring at the moment in my right shoulder which is now stopping me from enjoying my beloved cross stitching as it just causes too much pain but somehow I can still do my knitting and crochet which is a blessing. The shoulder is affecting my daily life as well which is why it’s under investigation as I also have Osteoarthritis and doctors are wondering if it’s now spread to my shoulder as well as my left knee and facet joints in my back.
I’m currently working on a blanket and baby cardigan using King Cole Candystripe in Caramel (shade number 1658). It works up really lovely and is so soft to touch; bonus being that because it’s 100% acrylic it will wash and wear lovely. The blanket is being worked in crochet using a chevron style stitch, the way this stitch works is you cast on in batches of 8 stitches plus 1 for the foundation then add 3 add the end as part of the first treble. I took the stitch from a book called Handbook of Crochet Stitches by Betty Barnden, it’s nickname is my crochet bible as its so useful when designing blankets for everyone as i can pick and choose what stitches I want to use together. The cardigan is from a pattern called Puerperium Cardigan by Kelly Brooker and is available from http://www.pekapekapatterns.com.