Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Another Use For Cotton Yarn--Crutch Pads

Hilly went skiing Sunday evening with the Youth Group at Church. They were just about done skiing when it happened. She fell and injured her knee. Her orthopedist was with them on the ski trip (she also babysits for him and his wife). He got her off of the slopes (gave her a piggy back ride), got her ski boot off (he told her the weight of the boot could do more damage) and checked her knee. He told her it looked like there was nothing broken. He told her to come in to see him on Monday if it was no better or was worse. She woke up Monday (after a rough night) and she was in a lot of pain, her knee was pretty swollen, she couldn't bend her knee and couldn't put any weight on it without a lot of pain. I called the Doctor and got her in to see him. He took X-Rays, then told us she needed an MRI. He is checking for torn ligaments. She keeps it elevated as much as possible, is putting ice on it, and is taking Motrin. She is in pain still, but is dealing with it all pretty well. We will have to figure out how she will get to and from the bus stop once she gets to go back to school. It looks like I will have to have my work schedule modified so I can either drive her to and from the bus stop, or drive her to and from school.

She noticed that the crutches are rubbing her a little bit, so she asked me to make her something to put a little more padding on them for her. I let her pick out some cotton yarn in the color she wanted, and this is what I made for her while we were watching Harry Potter. Hopefully they will do the trick for her. If not, I will make 2 more and make it thicker for her.

Sunday, January 6, 2008

Rugs I've Finished

Well, it has been a while since I've posted. I've been busy making things, then I got sick and time just got away from me. But I thought I'd take a few minutes and post a couple of things I've finished. This is a Round Ripple Rug I finally finished for Hilly. I put this on hold so I could get all of the Christmas presents made, then decided to get it done. She knew it would eventually get done. I was going to make it a little bigger, but decided against that for 2 reasons.....1)-I was tired of working on it....being a 2 strand RR rug, I used a smaller hook and it was killing my hands and wrists, 2)-If I made it much bigger, it wouldn't fit in a washing machine. So this is the final size of it.

Here is a rug I made this week for the Living Room. I didn't have a particular size I wanted to make it, I just chained it the width I wanted it, then crocheted until it was the right length. I love the tweed look on this one. I love it so much, I have started another one, but am using a different color of variegated yarn. I am about 1/3 done with the new one, then I have a few more color combinations I want to try.