Seriously, healing is a load of work! First, to my way of dealing with adversity, and most importantly is deciding to get better. Unrealistic expectations need to be thrown out the window, find an attainable goal, get to work! Frame of mind is a struggle when pain is your constant companion, but refusing to let it rule is empowering. Knowing when to rest, now there I had to learn a new level of patience. Patience with myself and allowing myself the luxury of resting to allow the healing I wanted. Oh! don’t get me wrong, I had some crying fits but NO PITY PARTIES! It helps when your loved ones take an active role in not allowing you to slide from frustration/pain tears to self pity tears. There is not one ounce of cure in going that direction.
The direction I was headed was being dictated by the skeins of yarn I had laboriously retrieved from my work room. As long as I don’t look further than this rehab project, I won’t get disheartened. I will continue to work my fingers and wrist until I finish this afghan, no matter the time period. All progress is positive.
Funny, but you know I love “Yo Yo Quilts/Projects”, well I found a yo yo afghan. It was just meant to be. The kick off point was to just make double crocheted yo yo’s. The repetition should strengthen my fingers and hopefully loosen the frozen wrist. My first day I was only able to get 2 made. By the end of the week, I had a small nice pile.
Let’s see, I need 16 yo-yo’s per square, 20 squares to start, YEP I have a ways to go. Oh but it feels so good…………………… Cyn