Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Where did the summer go?

Fall is definitely here; it's been very, very windy out and it's been a lot colder here. Our furnace has even been running!

With the cold weather has come an increase in my hip pain. I was sitting on the couch and when I got up, I wished I'd had my cane nearby because I couldn't walk very well. I ended up soaking in a hot, hot bath to loosen up my hips and to take the ache out.

If this is what my hips are like now, what will they be like when it's really, really cold out? I'm trying not to think about that. I hope that it'll be bad for only a little while, that my hip will get used to the cooler temperatures.

I was sitting on the couch playing with some wire wrapping and lace things. I have some craft wire in different gauges and I'm using that for my experimentation. I was able to coil a thin wire around a doubled, thicker wire fairly easily and make it into a circle. I was happy with that. I did try to do a standard netting stitch (which is really just a buttonhole stitch) inside of the circle. I had some trouble with getting everything the right size at first, but it was easier later.

When I did the netting stitch, I didn't decrease the number of stitches I made so I was only able to cover about half of the interior of the circle. Obviously that's not quite I what I wanted :) I'll experiment with this more in the next few days. At least this is something I can do while sitting on the couch, watching tv.

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