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Sunday, August 12, 2018


Happy Sunday.  We are having a little break in our monsoons right now.  They think there might be one more storm yet today and then it will start to dry up for a few days.  Other than the little bit of roof damage we had:

We have been fortunate and just have had a dirty pool to clean up.  The roof is fixed as of Friday, so no worries about any rain escaping into our home.

On the crafting front..............not much has happened since this happened.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.  I have good days and bad days right now.  Using circulars is the easiest on my wrist as well as knitting Portuguese style.  That is the reason I have basically only worked on the Rising Tide scarf the past few days.  Knitting lasts for about an hour before I have to put it up.  

Today, I am going to put my socks onto circular needles so I can continue to work on them.  It is much easier for me to knit Portuguese style on circulars than on DPN's.  I am in love with the socks and don't want to put them up for 6 weeks (or more). Only 2 rows were added on one sock before the stinging in my fingers became unbearable.

I am also able to work on the prayer shawl, Forest Path.  I have been itching to cast on another project but am holding off until at least one of these WIP's are done.

I have picked up another 'craft' this week to help pass the time.

I have had these coloring books for over 3 years and decided it was time to pick them up again.  It is quite relaxing to work on them.  There is no right or wrong color to be used.  I really enjoyed working on these.  Being left handed, this does not bother me at all to do for several hours a day.

Did you know, August 13th is National Left Handers Day?  Yup, we have our own day.  Bet you righties are all jealous now, huh.

Menus for the week have been completed as has the grocery shopping.  This lady leaves on Thursday to go and visit her Texas family.  I wanted to make sure we had nutritious meals for the next 4 days.  I kind of fell off the WW wagon last week with our trip to Vegas, so I am trying to get back in the swing of it this week.  It won't be hard to stay true to it while in Texas as they also cook very nutritious meals.  With 5 people in the house, they seldom go out to eat or order fast food.  I am all for that!

Time to go and started on the laundry.  Hubby is glued to the TV watching the PGA Championship.  He used to play golf quite a bit, but alas, he has severe back problems that prohibit him from playing now.  So the next best thing is to watch it.  LOL

Another thing that I found time to do is to update my blog page.  I have used the same theme for almost 8 years.  It was time to freshen things up a bit.  It was quite enjoyable to be a bit creative in another area.  It took me quite a while to come up with something I loved.  If I am not mistaken, it took over 2 hours!  I am a bit picky when it comes to color, themes, fonts, backgrounds, etc.  After all, this is something that say a little bit about me.

Until next time................Happy Crafting!!!!!


  1. Oh my nothing worse than the pain of carpal tunnel. I had to laugh when I noticed it was on your right hand - you lefty you. Enjoy August 13th - nice to have a day to celebrate with other lefties. I on the other hand am hopelessly right handed, but I have dyslexia when it comes to telling right from left - so sometimes I am left handed. lol

  2. Firstly, I love the new look, it was noticeable first thing and I like it. I'm sorry to hear about the carpal tunnel and hope you get some relief and that the short bursts of knitting time satisfy the creative urge. It's great that you can colour though for unlimited periods of time and you just never know what other crafts you'll discover and enjoy. I'm going to tell my lefties about Aug 13th. We have four lefties out of the 8 children, a nice even split, and it all comes from my side of the family lol.

  3. The blog update is great - very clean, fresh and easy on the eyes!

    Self-striping socks are addictive, aren’t they? The colours in yours are so fun!

  4. Oh no! I'm sorry that carpal tunnel is afflicting you. Thanks for mentioning that tomorrow is Nat'l Left Handers Day. My youngest son is left handed and I think he'll get a kick out of being recognized. I am slightly jealous. My dad and a sister are southpaws and I've always thought they were kind of special. I was pleased when one of mine turned out to be left handed, too.

    I like the new colors of your blog. I've already forgotten the colors you had before, but this definitely looks fresh!

  5. Boooooooooooooooo...about the carpel tunnel syndrome, but glad you found something you CAN do and enjoy. The coloring pages are so pretty.

  6. Oh - coloring. Yes I have several books and many different kinds of color pencils - ... and I have colored exactly 2 1/2 pages. Hahaha! I did enjoy it, however, and I should whip out those supplies.

  7. Oh no to the carpel tunnel syndrome, but yay for being a leftie! The colouring looks lovely.

  8. Oh sorry about the carpal tunnel, I had that a few years ago, but since the carpal op no bother. Love your socks. Colouring is fun!

  9. I am so late and I missed Left Hander's Day!!! I am so sorry about your hand. Do you think it was those 9" needles that did it? I've heard others complain that they hurt their hands. Thank goodness you can still knit a bit! I'm glad you're working on the Rising Tide shawl...I love that one!
    Wow! You really did have some storms! We've had a few but so far no damages.
    Enjoy Texas and I hope your hand recovers real soon! Your socks are so pretty. Did you teach yourself Portugese Knitting?

  10. Hmmm...didn't I comment on this already? Dunno what happened. I have a friend who currently get acupuncture to treat this issue among others.


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