Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Giant Granny Square Blanket


It's been a long time since I've posted anything about what I've created with yarn.  The biggest reason (honestly) is that I'm lazy about posting about such projects.  But the real reason is that I haven't really been able to knit/crochet because of my sternum.  My what?  Yes, my sternum.  Two years ago I started having issues with my sternum popping and coming out of alignment.  The condition is called costochondritis, which is inflammation of the sternum/ribs and weak shoulders.  I had to take a long break from needle-work because of the posture my body likes to be in while knitting/crocheting. And when I did get back into it, I had to work in short increments (20-30 minutes).  I even had to take days off in between those short spurts because my pain would flair up.  It's super annoying.  I'm so thankful for my friend Kate who has inspired me over the years.  I have been knitting vicariously through her for the last 2 years.

When I was pregnant with Jeralyn and Joshua, I knit them baby blankets.  I couldn't do that for Joel, but I still wanted to knit him something.  Last fall I worked on a blanket for him that is more for a toddler bed.  It took me weeks to finish this project.  One of the things I love about crochet is that it's FAST (especially with bulky yarn)!  So even though I was moving slowly, I was able to finish it rather quickly.

If you would like more details about this project, please look at my Ravelry project page.

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