August 29, 2012

I've been benched!

I don't know exactly what I've done, but my wrist has betrayed me. Yes, I've been crocheting quite a bit in the evenings, working on various projects. Specifically, I've been working on an amigurumi bear for Sneak's Christmas. However, the amount of crocheting I've been up to shouldn't be enough to make my wrist flair up as badly as it has.

Seriously, it's useless.
I surmise I must have fallen without realizing I jammed my wrist in the process, which is something I do with frightening regularity. Klutzes shouldn't get preoccupied apparently. So, I'm benched for a few days from both crochet and soaping while my wrist rests. So the bear will have to sit unfinished for a bit. As you can see in the picture, I'm not exactly far along in the process, but I have had to rip it apart a time or two.
Here's what I won't be doing for the next few days.

I worked on it all Saturday night. Then Sunday morning, I looked at it and realized it was going to turn out looking like an obese hunchback with a shrunken head the way I had it. So, I ripped it back to the first twenty-seven stitches and started over, going this time from bottom to neck of the body instead of neck to bottom. As you can see, it's going to be a fairly flat bottomed toy. I want it to be able to sit up, so in hindsight, I should have started it this way to begin.

Still, being able to read and follow a flipping pattern would be nice at times like this.

I've decided to just make the new artwork for the house as we redecorate. Those of you who know my complete lack of drawing skill are likely laughing your heads off at the thought, I know.

The start of new artwork for the house.
I found several coloring pages meant for adults to color I liked, and I used a projector to trace them onto canvases. I might not be able to draw, but I can paint passably if I have lines to guide me. I used to be the "princess" of paint-by-number in my youth. Right now I have six canvases outlined, not including the ones I've been working on for the school room.

So while I'm benched from working on my usual crafts, I guess I'll be keeping myself busy with painting and edits on Right of Succession. (Yes, it's not dead. I've just been distracted. I'm like a magpie that way.)

Have you ever had to forgo your usual pastimes? What did you end up doing in the meantime?


  1. What a shame. Especially in the middle of a project. (I love the color of the wool!)

  2. Thanks. I got a splint last night, so I'm hoping I'll be back to it before Monday.

    I love that yarn too. My grandmother actually found three skeins of it along with some other yarns in a big bag for next to nothing at a flea market last year and got the whole bag for me.