RPL Motif - Done!
I finished my motif Friday, and I'm pleased with it overall. You can see my finished piece here. I almost like the back side better than the side I worked; I think it's because my joins are not so neat. When I did the joins, my left hand was still in the brace, so I think I'll cut myself some slack. It was tough with only one good hand, to be honest. But it was good for my sanity to be able to do some handwork when everything was taken from me.
I got the go-ahead from the dr. to leave off the brace September 4th. We promptly left on a week's vacation to our favorite campground on Lake Huron. We had some rain, but we brought books to read. We had some sunny days, and we went on some hiking trails. It was a good week, and we are glad to be back.
I'm able to knit my usual Continental style again, although I get tired after a few rows. The needle sometimes drops out of my fingers at the end of the row, which I've never done before. I can tat, but my fingers aren't as strong as they were, and I have trouble closing rings. I go back for more therapy, and hope to rebuild those muscles asap.
GinaB has finished her RPL motif, too, and we'll send our exchanges this week. I'll update my blog with the pictures of my work in progress once she gets the package.
The WMLG has a bookmark exchange in October, and I have hopes of participating. I drew out some leaves and plan to fill them with needlelace stitches. Here's a glimpse of my drawing. I finished couching the thread last night, and might start the fillings today.