It’s worse than I thought

As Hubby and I sit in the boat during the evening, we are aware of draughts coming through the vents and have made a few provisions accordingly.

A little while ago, I bought 3 balls of wool in the boat colours for £1.
Not having any knitting needles or crochet hooks anymore, I don’t really know why I did that!
knitting 2
Anyway, I invested a further pound in a crochet hook and decided to do a throw-over for our legs at night.
Getting started with a circle is easy, but a square or rectangle is a little more complicated as you have to do ‘corners’, and when you have little to hold on to until it’s grown a bit, well, let’s just say I was having a few problems.

Actually I was not having a well time with it at all.
I couldn’t hold the hook with my right hand as it hurt to grip it. I couldn’t hold the item I was working on because it didn’t exist yet, and holding the wool to wind it round the crochet hook  was also painful.

It has been over a year since I sold my piano, and about fourteen months since I last played.
I finally finished my jumper here on the boat and apart from the occasional twinge, my hands haven’t been too bad.
Obviously with the change in the weather as we go into the colder months, the old arthritis is going to play up.

Still, I would not give in, and persevered through the initial cramps and managed to crochet up half a ball on my first night. The second night, I did the other half and I am now about to start a new ball.
It’s going to be a long job, as somehow I don’t think 3 balls is going to be enough to complete one throw-over, let alone 2.
crochetNote: our boat is blue, but this is the pattern I’m doing as it’s the only one I know!

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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5 Responses to It’s worse than I thought

  1. Lily Lau says:

    What worse? I think it’s all good, girl! Yay for you, your crochet and your jumper! 🙂

  2. totsymae1011 says:

    I love to crotchet. Sorry it’s causing you pain. It’s a lovely afghan. And you;re on a boat?

    • Yep, we are indeed n a boat. My blankets are all squares crocheted together so a variety of colours. The one I’m doing now is all in one piece and I’m into my final ball of wool. It’s not going to be big enough for what I’d originally intended (so I have a Plan B for us) but will be ideal for the dog for those chilly nights. Loads of posts in my blog about how we got here if you’d like to check them out! 😀

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