Saturday, December 1, 2012

Crochet I say!!!

This is from my Sjogren's Syndrome blog. I thought I would share it. If you don't know what Sjogren's Syndrome is I encourage you to Google the hell out of it. It is a misunderstood auto-immune disorder that attacks moisture producing organs, which is pretty much all organ systems, and I have it. I hope you enjoy the blog post.......

Yeah, I said it! What are you going to do about it? LOL. Crochet! I'm going to learn to crochet in spite of the pain in my hands. I think that if I use my fingers more and in a different way that maybe it will help to strengthen them and get rid of some of this pain. I want to improve my mobility as well, and this should do it. Only one problem with this idea, I don't know how to crochet. LOL, SOOOOOO, I have enrolled in crochet classes at the craft store Michael's where I live. I have roped my sister into doing them with me, but she is a great sport and is always up for a new adventure. Can you call Crocheting an adventure? I think you can if your fingers do not work very well, and are in constant pain.

Today is our first class, and we can make a "mobile phone cover" or a "skinny scarf." I think I will make the skinny scarf, because if I can make a skinny scarf I can certainly make a fat scarf. Maybe I can knock out a couple of Christmas gifts. LOL Look at me being all optimistic and stuff! I'm just glad that crocheting does not involve toes. I do not know if I could attempt it then. Oh, who am I kidding, I would at least give it a try. Wish me luck!!!

1 comment:

  1. Wishing you luck in learning your new finger exercise.... if holding the crochet hook is too hard, try macrame.... that uses only your fingers and you can make stuff REALLY fast!

    Most of all, have fun on your new adventure!