Wednesday, June 28, 2006

I don't know what to do with myself now

I can't believe I actually finished this beast. It turned out really well, and it's got some serious heft. The last time I posted about this was in October, when I was about halfway done.

I really don't know how I'm going to occupy my time now...

Update: somebody at Crochetville asked how long I thought it took me to make this thing. Here are my calculations.

Each piece takes an hour to do, so that's 410 hours. There are 21 rows, and it took me half an hour to wash and block each row before sewing it together, so that's 10.5 hours. Sewing each row together and weaving in all the blasted ends took about 2 hours, so that's 42 hours, and sewing each new row on took around 3 hours, so that's 63 hours. For a grand total of ... 525.5 hours, or 21.89 days.

Thursday, June 08, 2006

Week three

Not sure how long I'll keep posting photos of my extreme hideousness...maybe until it's not so hideous anymore.

I started PT in earnest, and it is NOT PLEASANT. Those people are experts in the art of torture. The good news, if there is any, is that I'm starting to use my arm a little more and am now totally out of the vile sling.

The doctor tells me that the lovely ridge in the scar tissue is actually the sutures, and as soon as they dissolve the scar will flatten out. I'm very much looking forward to that day.