Progress Update – February 5, 2018

I finished the Bright Yellow scarf earlier today. The picture is below:

the scarf looks much paler than what it actually is. The yellow is so bright you just might almost want to squint.

After finishing that scarf, I started on the next scarf. The color of the next one is Charcoal.

As my shoulders are worsening by the day, I am finding it harder and harder to do the crochet. To compound matters even further, this morning I went off of a curb, that was around 6 inches tall, in my wheel chair. The sidewalk was slick and my wheels slid off before I could even think. My whole right side hit the parking lot at the gas station, and my chair ended up on my back. There is a lump on my elbow, my knee got skinned up some, and I’m just sore all over from the jarring when I fell and hit the ground. It’s probably going to take a couple of days for the soreness to go away. That being the case, it may take me a few days longer to make the Charcoal grey scarf. But I will go as fast as the soreness will allow.

Tomorrow I see the orthopedic surgeon and I will find out the results of the x-rays. He is also supposed to drain the cyst that’s on my right shoulder if the x-rays don’t show it to be suspicious or malignant. I don’t know if they can drain it by simply inserting a hollow needle in it or if the will ave to lance it to do it. One thing is for sure, I will find out tomorrow, and by this time tomorrow whatever they are going to do to it will have been done and I can at least start getting better from that much of what’s wrong with my right shoulder. Hopefully I will also be given a date when they are going to do the first surgery if Medicare has approved it. I surely do hope that Medicare has approved it. I want the surgeries to be over so that I can get through the recuperation from the surgery and finished with the physical and occupational therapy and get back to the crocheting and living my life.

As always, I will keep you informed to the best of my ability about all of it, but especially my progress on the scarves.

Thank you for your thoughts and continued prayers.

Progress Update – January 30, 2018

I just finished crocheting the Fresh Mint colored scarf. The picture is below:

it looks more like the Aqua colored scarves have than the pretty light green that it actually is. It actually almost looks like a fluorescent green in real life.

The next scarf that I am going to do is called Bright Yellow, and it is a bright yellow for sure.

As usual, I will keep you updated as best as I can.

My first appointment with the orthopedic doctor is on February 1, 2018. At that time the decision will be made as to whether that doctor feels comfortable doing my surgeries or if it will be turned over to someone more specialized since the plates in my shoulder have shifted and are a visible bulge on my right shoulder. As soon as I find out and get back home, I will make an informative post as to what the decision was. If I have a surgery date, I will also let you know that. But obviously, once the surgeries start, it could be 3 or 4 months before I will be crocheting again. Needless to say, the day that I am cleared, I will have a skein of yarn and a crochet hook in my hand and I will start back with crocheting scarves.

Informational Post and Progress Update – January 23, 2018

I have not been able to use the Laptop lately to do any updates. My friend was in the hospital with an infection in his leg, and his Laptop was with him. Then when he was discharged my website went down and he has been working on bringing it back up. There is a company that does some type of checks on websites every now and then and unfortunately this was the time they chose my website to check out. It only came back up today. So now I am finally back in business on doing computer updates on my progress. Now for the update on the scarves.

On January 19, 2018 I finished the Deep Forest scarf. The picture is below:

surprisingly, this one seems to be true to the actual color.

The next  scarf that I started on is called Flamingo. I hope to finish it later tonight.

Since I have finished making the scarves with the smaller skeins of yarn, it will take me longer to make the scarves from now on. Hopefully it will only take a day longer. That will mean it will take 3 to 4 days instead of 2 to 3 days to make them. I will do the best that I can. As usual, I will keep you informed as best I can.

Progress Update – January 16, 2018

Believe it or not, but I have beat my own record. I have been working extra hard on the scarves to make as many as I possibly can by the time I find out next month when my shoulder surgeries will begin. I know that once the surgeries begin, it could be up to three months before I can do very much. It all depends on how quickly I heal and how well I do with my physical therapy. All that being said, I just finished the True Grey scarf that I started only yesterday. So I finished it in a little over 27 hours. Wow! I have surprised myself with this one. But I also know not to expect to be able to finish the other scarves in just a little over a day. For one thing, I only have one skein of yarn left that makes only short scarves. The last short scarf will be Deep Forest. So after I finish with that one, I will have two each of 5 different colors and just 1 of the Cherry one that only had two skeins of it. The other skeins are being used to make hats to match the scarves. A friend is making them and I don’t know how many she has done so far. She is in the process of moving, so I know she probably has not been able to do very many, if any at all. I only found out the week before Christmas that she could make hats, and gave her three skeins then, and still have three more to give her, when she brings back the hats from the first three skeins. I didn’t want to overwhelm her with too many skeins at once.

The picture of the true Grey scarf is below:

this one looks pretty true to the color.

As usual, I will keep you posted as to my progress. And when the surgeries start, I will keep you posted as to my progress there too.

Progress Update – January 15, 2018

I finished the Claret scarf early this morning. The Picture is below:

this is pretty true to the actual color.

Now I will start on another True Grey scarf. Hopefully I will be able to finish it in three days also like I have the rest of the scarves this year so far.

As usual, I will keep you posted as to my progress. I am still using my friend’s laptop until mime can get fixed.

Progress Update – January 14, 2018

I have been having some problems with my computer these last few days. I finally decided that I would borrow my friend’s laptop so I could catch you up on my progress.

The Deep Forest scarf was finished on January 12, 2018. The picture is below:

to me it looks more grey than any shade of green, but to actually see it, it is a really dark off shade of green.

I started on another scarf right after I finished the Deep Forest one, and it is another Claret scarf. It looks more like maroon or oxblood to me, but the label says Claret. I am over half done with it. I hope to finish it by tomorrow. As usual, I will keep you posted as best as I can.

Progress Update – January 6, 2018

The last week has been a hard one and I have been going in super slow motion whenever I have had to do anything not sitting down. This post is late and there should have been another one besides this one. That being the case, I am just adding them both together.

I finished the Aqua scarf on January 3rd just before midnight. The picture is below:

the color looks pretty close to what it actually should be. I’m surprised.

I finished the Fern one today, January 6th. The picture is below:

  as you can see the color is not true to what it actually looks like. You can tell it’s some shade of green, and that’s about it. Obviously my camera is messing up again.

Now I am working on one called True Grey. I didn’t know that there was even such a thing as a false grey. I always thought that grey was grey, just a light or a dark version of it. Oh well, the color according to the yarn company is True Grey. I will try to have it finished within three days also.

As I am figuring that I will be having surgery as soon as the end of February to the first part of March, I am crocheting as fast as I possibly can trying to make as many scarves as possible before then. There is no way to know how long it will take for me to be able to crochet after the shoulder surgeries. Both shoulders have to be operated on and will be done one right after the other one heals.

The weather is still bitter cold, so the scarves still have not been handed out. My friend and I plan on handing them out the first day it gets above freezing. I’ll keep you informed.

Progress Update – December 31, 2017

I finished the Claret colored scarf early this morning. The Picture is below: It turned out pretty good considering that I had to take out around a foot or more and then had to take out another eight inches later in the scarf.

I am working on the Aqua scarf, but don’t think that I will be able to finish it before midnight. That being the case, it will be the first scarf finished in the new year.

So far, because of the weather being so cold, only one scarf has been handed out. A homeless  man was seen in a gas station. He was cold and didn’t have a scar, so he was given one of the ones that my friend and I were trying to hand out earlier in the week. Needless to say, the scarves that have been made to hand out in 2017 won’t be handed out until 2018. As soon as the weather gets warmer, my friend and I will hand them out.

Hope everyone has a safe and Happy New Year.

Progress Update – December 26, 2017

I finished the Aqua scarf last night around midnight. It is number 39. The scarf that I am working on today, and hope to finish before my friend and I deliver the scarves tonight, is Claret. If I finish it, I will have crocheted 40 scarves this year. The picture of the Aqua scarf is below:

here is the Aqua one.                                                                                                                                                                                    I’ve started on the  Claret one, but don’t think I’m going to be able to finish it before delivery time. So I’m only going to be able to deliver 39. That’s great when you compare it to the 7 I did last year. I started crocheting the scarves around the middle of October last year, and didn’t really have very much rhythm when crocheting them. My stitches were not precise and some of the scarves ended up being crocheted very tightly, while some were crocheted very loosely. This year I have finally gotten to the point that my stitches are very precise and I have a rhythm to my crocheting.

Progress Update – December 25, 2017 (Updated Version)

I finished the Fern scarf yesterday, it was the 38th scarf. I have discovered that one of the smaller skeins of yarn will make a four foot scarf. The Fern scarf is a short scarf, as was the Cherry scarf. I was not able to post yesterday as I have been sick and was crocheting in bed. Also my phone would not sync to my cloud. My friend has set me up on another cloud, so things should be OK from here on out. Here is the picture:

  it is the actual color because my friend took it with his camera.

With having made the discovery about the smaller skeins of yarn, I have decided that I will make short scarves out of each skein of the yarn donated to me by the Sunday School class, instead of using two skeins and part of a third to make two usual length scarves.   That way I will be able to make 17 short scarves. If I use the three skeins for two scarves, I will have a lot of the third skein of yarn left over, but not enough to make much of anything else for the homeless. That being the case I would only be able to make 6 scarves with six partial skeins left over. It just makes more sense to me to make the short scarves, so more homeless people will be able to receive scarves. And besides that, I hate to waste so much of a third skein to make the regular length scarves,

I started on another scarf right after I finished the Fern one, an Aqua one. It will be number 39. I only have 18 inches left to finish it, and will be finished later today. Then I am going to try to finish another one before Tuesday night, when my friend and I are going to deliver the scarves. We were going to deliver them on Saturday, but between my being sick and it raining, we couldn’t do it. Both of us are in wheelchairs, and his is a power chair. If you are in the rain in a power chair, it could short it out and ruin it.

I will let you know if I succeed in finishing the one that I’m starting after I finish the Aqua one. Also, I will let you know how the delivering of the scarves tomorrow night goes.