Third Try at Writing a Blog Post

I keep starting and stopping, and then deleting the whole post.  I just can’t form a cohesive sounding post.  So, please forgive me if this seems a mess.  I really wanted this to get this one finished, and at least get a “hello” out there.  So hello, and Happy September to you all!!!

This past week was quite a slow week for me; weed allergies and wrist pain slowed me down, and made me feel quite tired and lethargic.  For me, the end of summer is the worst time for allergies; as soon as we have a frost I feel better.  As for my wrist, it is still painful, especially the day after I have been knitting.  I am going for a nerve test this next week to see if carpal tunnel is the problem.  If it’s not the nerves, maybe it’s tendonitis or bursitis.

Yesterday, I finished another jumper pinafore ensemble, which was mostly complete at the beginning of the week.  However, I managed to spend an entire day creating the little coloring book, and then many more hours on the little crayons and the box.  I used to be  more proficient at Adobe Illustrator.  Use it or lose it as they say, and I’ve lost a lot over the years.  The end result is what makes it all worth while, though, and I am happy with how it turned out.  I’m glad I stuck with it.

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Here’s a sneak peek of Lucy in her new ensemble.

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Lucy’s jumper has bullion stitch and beaded butterflies embroidered on it.  They are fun to make, although a bit fiddly.  The number of wraps to make the larger half of each butterfly’s wing is 30!

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 This is the third pinafore jumper I’ve made, and it isn’t the last before the pattern will be released, sorry.  I made some changes to the back placket, and the changes need to be tested first.  These pieces require a good bit of knitting, and with my wrist acting up, it may be a little while before the pattern is ready.  Plus, I think I need to knit something different just for a change.  I’ve also been toying with the idea of making a set of little dresses for Amelia Thimble or Pukipuki.

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!  Thanks for stopping by.  Bye for now.

11 thoughts on “Third Try at Writing a Blog Post

  1. Sarah

    I had wrist problems a few years back. My GP had me get a test where they ran an electric current up my arm, and carpal tunnel was the diagnosis. However, instead of cutting my wrists, we talked about what I do with my hands, and he prescribed splints. Not easy to wear during the day, so I rarely did, but I wore them every night. After a year or so, my carpal was gone.

    No two people are the same, but don’t let anyone tell you that you absolutely must have surgery before you try the splints.

    1. Cindy Rice Post author

      Thank you for sharing your story, Sarah. Were you able to go back to doing the things you loved to do, or did you have to give up certain activities?
      I’m happy to hear you are pain free without having to have surgery. I agree those braces with splints are hard to wear during the day; they really help at night though.

  2. Joy

    So sorry to hear about the wrist still acting up. Glad you’re getting the nerve test done so you will know if carpal or not. I’m sure they can inject cortisone for some pain relief/healing. Says Dr. Joy. 🙂
    Know the fall allergies. Not fun. We however, have heavy smoke added in as well. Tons of forest fires to the north are blowing down so the sky is brownish which adds to the extremely high temperatures. It was 110 here yesterday. My deck plants actually looked like crispy critters it was so hot even though watered. Brought them in and tried to revive them. About to go and bring them back inside again as it is supposed to be very hot again today. San Francisco, an hour south of us, actually broke a 143 year record yesterday with a temp of 106. Unheard of. And around here we do not have air conditioning. Just a couple of fans blowing around hot air.
    The little jumper outfit is just darling on smiley. Love the blue.
    Making a tiny outfit with prescribed rest breaks may help your wrist. Good time to catch up on reading eh?
    Loved your post and how did you make the tiny crayons?

    1. Cindy Rice Post author

      Hi, Joy. You’ve had a hard summer. I am such a wimp with the heat; the air conditioner is on until it’s time for the heater to go on. Well, maybe a day between, but that’s it. Seriously, I don’t know how you do it, 110 is beyond hot! And the smoke, yikes! It must be so hard to breathe.
      Don’t know how you look at my knitwear when it’s so hot. Thank you, though, the dolls and I love hearing from you.
      I hope you get relief soon, for your plants sake and you, too.
      Oh, the crayons are simply toothpicks. I used an X-acto knife to blunt the ends (to look like crayons), and to trim them down. Then, I mixed up the colors and painted them. Probably would have been easier to paint them, and then trim them to size.

  3. Wendy Marsh

    Lucy’s new outfit is adorable. I love the book and crayons. I hope you can get some relief and success with your hands. Take care.💐

    1. Cindy Rice Post author

      Thank you, Wendy, for your well wishes. It felt so nice to finally get this out completed, seemed to go on forever. Lucy is happy you like her new crayons and coloring book. She sends a hug. ❤

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