I made a thing! A really large thing, as it turns out. It’s been awhile since I’ve worked on anything creative besides writing but my left hand is getting weaker and the mantra I keep hearing over and over and over with regards to MS weakness is “use it or lose it.”
It’s confusing. My arm and hand feel weak and the sensation is such that I’d prefer not to use it. To just let it rest. That’s what we normally do when we are injured, no? We rest it, let it heal and then get back to business. But that’s not the case with MS. It’s not going to heal and if I stop using my hand, say, because it feels weak, it will likely weaken further still. What’s a gal to do?
Anyway, to keep this left hand moving, I decided to start knitting again. But the project I started wasn’t turning out as I had hoped so I decided to switch to crochet. I’ve never crocheted before so I got to learn a new skill to boot. But there are a lot of things I don’t know about yarn and proportions, apparently, because now we have a ginormous blanket that is too heavy to use! I basically crocheted a weighted blanket. It’s so heavy. The boys tried to fling it over their shoulders and practically fell over. I’m not sure it’s going to get much use around here but there is one member of the family who digs it. I came up to take a picture of the blanket and found him like this.
Want to Make One?
This is the pattern I used. It’s called The Jane Throw but we won’t be throwing ours anywhere. It looks NOTHING like the picture. I’m not even sure it’s the same pattern when I compare the two. Ah well.
And here’s the video tutorial…
In the meantime, if anyone has any grand ideas about what to do with such a large, unusable blanket, let me know!