If I don't stop crocheting, I may never get my card stock finished for the upcoming season! I finished the second aphgan now and have begun a third one - a topper for a Queen size bed!
The first two were "mile a minute aphgans" working with 2 different colors for each. They did finish quickly, especially the second one because it called for a size P crochet hook and was worked holding 2 strands of knitting worsted together instead of one! I had never crocheted with that large a hook before - once I got the hang of it, I enjoyed seeing the aphgan develop so quickly - 7 panels, each 8" wide by 72" long, which I then whip stitched together!
There's something about the rhythm of crocheting that is totally relaxing for me - once I pick it up, I don't want to put it down - I get kind of lost in it. Dinners have been getting later and later every night! I even got my hubby interested - he accompanied me to the craft store and helped pick the colors, and I catch him every now and then, watching my hands fly as this very wide aphgan (220 sts) grows in length (it will be 98x102 finished)! I always get a remark or two about how far it's come to date!
I've been creating cards in the daytime and crocheting in the evenings - and so I have accomplished a number of cards - approximately 400 (in groups of 50-60 of each design). The problem is - I'm so far behind, I fear I may never catch up. By this time last year, I had more than 3000 cards individually made and was still creating up til the week of my back surgery! Now I don't have as many to do this year because I'm creating less of each design - I've cut down on the craft shows I booked.
By the way - my back surgery was a great success! It has surpassed my expectations! There were times I had some discomfort because of overdoing it, but after resting , I was pain free again! My Doctors orders were - to make my back a priority and to get in the habit of resting when my back begins to tire - something that was foreign to me for a lot of years! Guess that's why I had a back problem!
It does take some time getting used to being without pain - after working with backpain for more than 25 years! That alone is inspiring! I never thought I would be pain free in this lifetime! I guess miracles can happen if we allow them to! I could have had surgery many years ago, but the timing wasn't right. This time, I had no choice - but I'm glad it's all behind me! I'm finding life a joy again - doing things I haven't done in ages!
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