July 30, 2008

And now it’s injured!

Posted in Uncategorized at 12:44 pm by Rebecca Crochets

Again, I have fractured my hand. This time it’s the right thumb. I am officially declaring 2008 the “Year of the Hand Fracture!” In January, I fractured the left hand’s fifth metacarpal while dressing. This time the right, while catching a foul ball at the Pittsburgh Pirates’ Stitch ‘N’ Pitch. Sadly, I did not end up with the ball, due to the quickly-dropping-the-ball action that immediately followed the catching-the-ball action. Perhaps it does not technically qualify as catching then, but it makes me feel better since all I have to show for it is two weeks in a splint and a thumb sprain too!

But in other news, I just helped my cousin, Robyn of Crochet by Faye, with the crocheting of a cute item she designed. Though I don’t know where it’s off to, I do know that it was fun to crochet and fast as well.

Yes, I did this with the fracture/sprain, but that was before I knew it was there. And definitely before I got the Splint-that-inhibits-all-necessary-movement! Crocheting it was easy, now I can barely put my socks on!

Tune in later for events that will help us all celebrate “Year of the Hand Fracture”! I’m thinking some synchronized nose scratching ala “Hands Across America”, or splint chucking. Though that event won’t be held until August 8th, if I don’t ditch it before then! Suggestions welcome for other events, but please consider they must be accessible. There will be no thumb wrestling, I assure you!

July 12, 2008

It’s alive…

Posted in Uncategorized at 4:59 pm by Rebecca Crochets

Sort of. Just checking in to say that I’m still here. I’ve been crocheting and knitting, but mostly working at my new job. In fact, it’s Saturday and I really should be trying to get ahead. Is it ahead? or is it merely caught up to where a seasoned employee would have been?

My position went unfilled for a few months before I came along, and not only is there the usual backlog from that, but then I have the requisite learning curve when starting a new job to overcome as well. Plus, I’m finding that things one normally takes for granted in our industry are not necessarily true here. Anyway, it makes for a lot of work… And I hope to soon feel like I’m getting in front of it.

I would like to share this cute little project though. It’s the Noah’s Ark Blanket by Michele Wilcox. It appeared in the May 2008 issue of Crochet! It was on the cover and I was immediately drawn to it, because of the bright colors and the cute little animals. (I wish I could say the same for the rest of the projects in that issue, but I thought most of them seemed a little dated. So sad!)

I used Caron Simply Soft Brites and some scraps from my stash to keep it machine washable. Posing with it is the intended recipient, my new nephew, baby Noah, born June 29th. So precious! And quite a good baby!

BabyNoahArk