Donna Lynn's Blog

I'm a 34 yr old, happily married woman with the 2 most wonderful doggies in the world! I live in Florida and love all types of crafting! Right now my fave thing to do with my hands is crochet!!!

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Update on WIP'S!

Well I've been working on Christmas presents galore and also trying to finish a shawl for me to wear at Church on Sunday's. I have one almost finished but I can't finish projects so I literally left that one with maybe 3 more motifs to finish it and started a new shawl with Bernat Soft Bouchle yarn in cream. A sweetheart at Crochetville sent me a booklet with several great patterns for wraps and ponchos. This new one I started is a poncho in the pattern, but I am modifying it for a shawl. It's made out of squares and I not only modified how I'm joining the squares but I am making it with a size N hook so the squares are a lot larger than in the pattern. I only have another 3 squares and I'll be done! It's looking so great!!! I'm also working on the Snowflake Cap pattern testing it for Etaria and boy oh boy is this advanced!!!!! I'm very familiar with Front Post Stitches but the other ones this hat calls for are totally out of my range. I think I finally got the hang of it, but it's gonna take me a little while longer yet to finish it. I still have about 300 loose ends to weave in before I have officially finished my friends Cat Afghan! Anyone wanna do it for me??? LOL

I think I pulled a muscle or something. My lower back has been killing me for almost 2 weeks now. I broke down and slept on the guest bed (which is firmer than our bed) Thurs-Sat nights and it didn't really help. I woke up at 4:30 this morning in agony... I have tried Ibuprofin, Hot and Cold pads and even the heavy stuff (Vicoprofin from when I hurt my back a couple of years ago) and nothing... It seems as though I'm in a pain mode... Please pray for relief soon... I have honestly been wanting to ride my bike in the evenings (as it's finally getting cooler down here) but ever since I've tried to do this, I have had back pain and can hardly move when I get home from work... (Am I complaining?)

I got both my Tote and Slipper swap partners packages mailed out yesterday! I can't wait to see what I get!!!! I'm having so much fun making presents for my Crochetville friends! I'm working on the Ornament Swap right now...