I went nuts crocheting on my sampler yesterday and doubled it's size. I guess I crocheted about 4 hours on it. I started writing down what I'm doing so I'll have it if anyone wants it. Here are the first 31 rows...
Pammy Sue’s Sampler
Worsted Weight Yarn & H Hook
Rows 1-5: Hdc in each stitch.
Rows 6-8: Granny Stripes
Rows 9 & 10: Hdc in each stitch.
Row 11: Double Crochet Cross Stitch across.
Row 12: Hdc in each stitch.
Row 13: Double Crochet Cross Stitch across.
Row 14: Hdc in each stitch.
Row 15-17: Dc across. Ch 1, turn.
Row 16: Sc in first sc (same st as turning ch-1), (trc in next st, sc in next) repeat ending with sc in last st. Ch 3, turn.
Row 17: Using same color as Row 16, work one sc into the top of trc in the prior row, into the next sc, work one trc. (Sc in next st, trc in next st) across. You will work a trc into the final sc of the prior row and then a dc into what was the turning ch in the prior row. Change colors, ch 1, turn.
Note: Rows 16 & 17 create 2 rows of bobbles, one row on each side. Credit and a big thank you goes to Petunia Pill for this fun bobble pattern: http://petuniapill.blogspot.com/2012/03/pattern-for-rainbow-blanket.html
Row 18-21: Repeat Rows 16 & 17 two more times, changing colors every two rows.
Row 22: Hdc across.
Row 23 & 24: Dc across.
Row 25-27: Repeat Rows 22-24.
Row 28: Hdc across. Ch 1, turn.
Row 29: Sc in same st as turning and in each st across. Ch 3, turn.
Row 30: (V-Stitch row) Skip first st, (dc in next, ch 1, dc in same st, skip next two st) across, ending with a dc in last st. Ch 3, turn.
Row 31: (Another V-Stitch row) V-stitch in ch sp of v-stitch in previous row, repeat across.
Here's a picture of my new favorite IKEA chair. It's the most comfortable chair for my back. I love it. The chair itself was $140. I paid way more than that for the gray lamb's wool cover. Bastards. That's how they get you. "This chair is ONLY $140! And, by the way, you'll have to spend way more than that to use it!"
But I love it anyway. You see all my junk around my chair. I always have to have all my "stuff." Laptop, drink, crochet stuff, house phone, iPhone, crochet light, and on and on.
This is Little Woollie's last Sampler blanket she made. Isn't it great? I love it.
Doc says for me to quit panicking. It's not unusual for the side that was not affected prior to surgery to begin symptoms afterwards due to favoring that leg for four or five weeks after surgery. The swimming has also probably aggravated it. He said no swimming, but I can just get in the pool and walk in the water. He also gave me some stretching exercises to do daily, which I will do religiously, and started back on the prescription-strength anti-inflammatories. He said he will keep prescribing the pain med too so I can stop hoarding them. Ha-ha. I've been only taking it when I absolutely can't stand it, usually late in the day or evening, because I was afraid he'd quit refilling them for me.
Okay, enough about that. I'm sick of it.
I will enjoy watching Shepard Smith on Fox News the next few days doing the hurricane coverage. I don't even care if anything happens. I just like watching it. I hope all of you in the affected areas are all safe.