Monday, December 7, 2009

Crocheting Fun

Hi! I'm making up for lost time with my crocheting. This week I have made Hats, a shrug with matching hat and a rug for my hubby Karl. Karl's still been in alot of pain this week and is still getting weak. It's hard to watch him struggle to get dressed and not to fall. Karl's doing great this far on quiting smoking. As of Wed. morning around 2am he smoked his last cig. Here are some pics of what I have made this week without a pattern. All was just made up as I hooked it.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Back to crocheting!!!! Yes!!!!!!

My 1st Crochet hat made by me Too Kool lol

Get my cube or Create your own

Hi! Sorry For not posting before now. As of Nov 09 I'm back to crocheting after 4 surgery, and healing time, I'm getting back to my crocheting if and when my hands let me. I go back to my hand/ wrist doc Dec 3, 09 so that we can talk about doing surgery on my right (good) hand. Doctor said he wants to work on my right hand so that it will be well enough for me to use it so he can try and finish up the surgeries on my left hand. It has been one long year with out being able to play with my yarn. As for my husband Karl he's still hanging in there and trying to get as much work done on our home as he can, so he can go in for a transplant at the cancer center up in Tampa, Fl. Karl has lost a lot of weight so I put him on power maxx hydro micronized protein mix it works as long as he drinks 3 or 4 glasses a day and works or moves around no matter how bad he is in pain or how tired, he still needs to keep trying to move as much as he can. Thanks to this drink mix hes not losing weight as fast now and it taste good. I crocked Karl a coster for his coffee cup and I made up this hat to wear fishing this winter here in Fl. it's my 1st crochet hat that I have made. It was so much fun making it even though I messed up on it some. My left wrist did not like me too much for pushing it so I could get done with the hat then rest my wrist lol. It's still hard to loom yet but hope I get bk to looming soon. As for my dear friend Darlene shes been crocheting all kinds of kool things even send me some bags she made. Oh my I will have to post a pic soon of something Darlene made using a new stitch she seen, and she did a great job on it as always.

I made this up myself so the res no pattern and my dear friend Darlene was on the comp chatting with me as I worked on it.

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Good & Bad News

The good news is that July 8 I will be having another big surgery on my left hand. Doc said he will go in and fix everything he can in my wrist/hand that way don't have to go back in there anymore. I will be in a cast for 6 to 7 weeks. As soon as I get out of my cast he will work on my right thumb and that wrist. So I should be back to looming by Christmas. Now for the bad news. As of 6-26-90 we just found out that Karl (my husband) has Primary Myelofibrosis also called Agnogenic Myeloid Metaplasia (AMM) No Cure, can only be slowed down some. This occurs when the bone marrow produces too much collagen or fibrous tissue in the bone marrow. This reduces bone marrow's ability to produce blood cells. As of Monday 29 Karl started his first day of chemo using pill form Hydroxyurea -- may control complications, such as enlargement of the liver and spleen, reduce the number of white cells and
platelets in the blood, and improve anemia. We will see it this chemo helps Karl's liver and spleen as of now Karl's spleen is the size his liver would be if it was at normal size. Keep us in your prayers. Hugs

Monday, May 18, 2009

Update on Shealee

As of friday, May 15th Shealee is back home from the hospital. More surgery will have to follow after the swelling goes down to try to save the growth plates or her little hand will be deformed as she grows. She still needs your prayers.
She has great doctors who are looking after her very well.
Hope everyone had a great Mothers Day. Have a fun and safe Memorial Day weekend.

Monday, May 11, 2009

More news about Shealee

Update on my granddaughter Shealee. Shealee is still in the hospital as of now.
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The doctors are keeping her in the hospital due to needing to take a MRI on her little hand and wrist where that pit bull damage it. The pit bull broke her right wrist when it bit her right hand breaking her hand in two places as well.

The reason for the MRI on her hand is to see if they can save her growth plate in her hand an wrist that was badly damaged. The doctor said he would try his best to save Shealee's hand but it is badly damage. Both my granddaughter an my daughter are both like me, yep there lefties too lol. I'm just glad it was her right hand an not her left hand. As for me I'm now taking therapy for my left hand after my 2-31-09 surgery on my hand. I can now sometimes open a bag of ramen noodles if its not to hard to open. I still will need 2 or 3 more surgeries before I can get back to looming and crocheting again. Thanks to the first surgery I'm not in as much pain now. Keep Shealee in your prayers she needs them thank you.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Shealee is OK

Thank you for your prayers Shealee is doing OK now she is out of surgery. The pit bull bit her hand. Shealee was hugging another dog and the one became jealous.

My Granddaughter needs your prayers

My Granddaughter Shealee needs your Prayers. I will find out more but my daughter called me to tell me Shealee is in surgery right now due to a pitbull attacking her this morning. Will let you know more as soon as I know more.Shealee will be 5 years old September.
Thank you,

Monday, January 12, 2009

Another class block done

I would like to thank Pam Keville for sharing her pattern with our yahoo loom class.
I enjoyed loom this zig zag block was fun and very easy to loom.

I'm still looming slow due to me left hand but I'm getting them done lol. I had to tell Doc the Chiropractic That I would have to back off from seeing her. It's not that she didn't help me ( she did) ,it's just that we need that money for work on our home right now then I'll go back when I can.
Stay warm and safe out there I need to get off here and get started on the next class block. Hugs till next time,

Friday, January 2, 2009

Free Loomed Ski Mask Pattern

Last time I posted pictures of my ski mask I made and had requests for a pattern for it. So here it is. If you have any questions or comments email me. Happy New Years
This is my pattern for an Adult size ski mask

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Loomed Ski Mask Pattern
By Wanda Jean LaChevet 2008

Sample was loomed using 7oz red heart super saver medium (4)ply
Bulkier yarn recommended for very cold areas.
Picture shown was done using basic e-wrap (1 over 1)

Tools needed:
Green knifty knitter round loom
Tapestry Needle
Loom tool

Gauge: not important

Working with 2 strands of yarn as 1 doing Basic E-wrap.

Step 1:
Knitting all the way around… leaving a tail long enough to weave in later using 2 strands of yarn held as one, cast on to the loom using the E-wrap cast on. E-wrap and knit off in single stitch (1 over 1) for a total of 7 rows.

Step 2: Making the brim
You will be performing a cuffed brim by bringing the cast on loops back up to place on the pegs again and knit off the bottom loop over the top. (You will not be doing any wrapping for this process.) You can hide your beginning tail by sandwiching it in between the two layers before knitting off.

Step 3:
Using the double stitch (1 over 2), E-wrap in the round, for 40 rows.

Step 4:
This step is making the opening for the eyes.

On pegs 1-11 perform the flat removal method adding a chain between each loop.

Step 5
Top of the mask

Starting at peg 12 working as a flat panel E-wrap pegs 12 - 36 then back to 12. You will have 3 loops on each peg.
Knit off using the double stitch (1 over 2). Continue for 5 rows.
When done you should be back on peg 12.

Step 6
Starting at peg 12 working in the round using the double stitch (1 over 2) all the way around the loom.
You will notice that at the top of the opening in the mask you won't have a double stitch. This is the way it is supposed to be.
Continue working in the round for 35 rows.

Remove from loom using the gathered bind off method. Weave in tail on inside.

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