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August 01, 2013


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I have just recovered from both hands having trigger finger from too much crocheting they said. LOL Anyway, I had surgery on both my hands. They trimmed the tendon down as it gets too big to fit in some little hole. It tooks two months of healing before I could come back to my crocheting, So I know exactly what you are going through my friend. Isn't it glorious to get back into it again. Just got back about 2 weeks ago.
I adore your blogging,patterns, and Pictures... I look forward to reading it evrey day.

Cosas de Casa

Muy, muy bonito los tejidos que haces a crochet, realmente increibles, Saludos desde CHILE!!!!


Lovely! Sorry about your injured pointing finger. Not being able to crochet daily can put you in deep black depression in no time. I speak from my own experience a couple of years ago when I was hit by a tendinitis elbow. Couldn't crochet on 5 months... So, congratulations dear. Back with your rainbow colors. Lovely yarn bombing stripes.
I just came back from vacation and are still catching up but I noticed in my stats that I have received a lot of traffic from your site recently... How come I wonder? Did I miss something blog loving happy? Thought I would ask to see if you know.
All the best Lucy
My Rose Valley


I LOVE your blog. I get so much inspiration from it. I was inspired to look at the Rice products and they are gorgeous and colorful. I did wonder what melamine was and looked it up, and found that it might not be a healthy thing to use for hot foods? Here's a link with info: http://safemama.com/2008/10/07/what-is-melamine-a-crash-course/
Anyway, thanks for the beauty you share with our world!


Oh!!! Yes!!! I do know the pain & the H♥PPPINESS of getting past it!!! Sometimes you think it will never go away :( So VERY happy it has for you!!!
I stop and take stretching breaks as well as adding "turmeric" supplement caps (2 daily) to my diet. Turmeric is a natural anti-inflammatory. Better then loading up on drugs.
Your work is beautiful..... viewing from California, USA!!!!!


Those ganglians hurt like blazers.

Sharon Hallman

I tried looking on the internet trying to find Rice products cup and colander but unable to find them. Maybe you have a better name for the company..Thanks so much., Sharon


Hi Lucy! In reply....

I'd only just learnt to crochet so think my ganglion appearance was definitely linked! My index finger was sore, but I managed to finish my first couple of projects and it has now disappeared.

On a separate note your Rice cup is super-pretty. However, if you google melamine and hot drinks you may want to leave it for your Elderflower cordial instead.

Thanks for the inspiration! X

Sara Bird

What a joy to read. True crochet contentment! Nice to see Country Homes & Interiors in the background too - I work on this title! Please keep us posted about Yarndale and, should you want to, please join for the last month of our Crochet campaign for good cause Mencap - http://www.housetohome.co.uk/countryhomescrochetclub
Sara, Country Homes & Interiors


Hello Lucy, I'm Miyo from Japan. I got to know your blog from Ravelry when I found your beautiful birdie decoration! I made it for my friend's birthday gift also I introduced my birdie and your blog on mine. Thank you for the wonderful pattarn!


Arnside is in Cumbria!

Meg McG

I can see a difference in your gauge between the red parts and the rest. Looks like your "old" way gives you tighter tension. I'm very happy for you to be hooking comfortably again!


My head is spinning with all the beautiful items you've made. First I want to make the circle pillow, then the bunting, then the wonderful granny square blanket.
Now I have to make up my mind and decide.
Your work makes me feel happy when I see it.

Jo G

So glad your finger is better - must be such a relief.
I get a large ganglion every so often on my right wrist....I went to the doctor who said they could operate to drain the fluid, but unless it was painful, was best to leave it. So I did. Hardly ever hurts and comes back every now and again, it's more annoying than anything.
Anyway, a couple of years ago it came up really big, and quite painful, so I googled (as you do) and read the bible story - in years gone by you would be advised to whack the ganglion with a bible....so I thought...what the heck.......it can't be more uncomfortable than it is already so I whacked it! It didn't hurt, and it disappeared instantly....I was amazed.....I could feel kind of yucky squishyness under the skin around where it had been, and ten minutes later it reappeared, just further down my hand! It went away eventually...!!! fingers crossed yours stays gone for good xx


Hello Lucy!
I posted on my blog a pen holder inspired by your work. I linked your blog and the your original work. If you like to go on my blog and see it!.




I know exactly how you feel! I had some wrist soreness this spring, and decided I shouldn't crochet for a bit. Knitting was a little better. And I could sew, so I just worked on other projects for a few months. Glad you are feeling better.

Ruby suby

Ahhhh Lucy, you sound so happy! I'm so glad that your crochet fingers are back in action for your big event, just a nursey word of warning .... take it gently ... don't overdo it in your enthusiasm to get that hook flying! Have been reading and enjoying your blog for a while now so Hi from Victoria Australia


So glad you're back in the land of hooky!! Saw your yarndale advert in Mollie makes this month too and it made me smile! Keep going! J9 x


How many triangles for the Yarndale bunting have you gotten so far?


Oh Lucy, that's fab news, I'm so happy for you. That rainbow row can only make you happy. xx


So happy to hear you are better with your hand. Love the rainbow you put together in celebration. Hope the rest of your Summer is wonderful.


Hé Lucy! So happy that you'r so happy! Enjoy your happines! I just finished my granny scarf, thank you so much for your tutorials! I'm very pleased with it!


Sooo happy for you, I love your work !!


yaaaay really happy that your finger is back up to top speed :) love the rainbow of colours Lucy!!
You take it easy on that finger now, you don't want to go injuring it again!!!
Happy Hooking <3 x


Happy hooking Lucy,
Its good to have you back. Just don't over do it.
In nederland we say rustig rustig rustig, which means slowly.
My father in law used to say this alot to me when i came to live here, after 15 years i'm finely there, well sometimes.
Take care

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