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1 hour ago, Cat tails said:

How horrible to hear about your frozen shoulder Luv! Did the specialist say why the operation failed?

Well, he didn't say it had failed, just that I was a slow healer this time and that I had to be careful. I can at least do up my own apron strings and I can finally get dressed/undressed by myself. It is just a matter of time and getting stronger.

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2 hours ago, Luvachicken said:

Well, he didn't say it had failed, just that I was a slow healer this time and that I had to be careful. I can at least do up my own apron strings and I can finally get dressed/undressed by myself. It is just a matter of time and getting stronger.

Painful.   Glad it is healing.

Jonathan at Thorpes Physio fixed mine. He is in Fleet and Sandhurst.  I tore my rotor cuff and ac joint catching my son when he was sleep walking and walked off a cabin bed 5ft up.   It dislocated repeatedly and eventually froze in an odd painful position.  Had about 6 appts and lots of exercises and learnt acupressure techniques to release muscle spasms that were causing instability.  Not dislocated again in 4 yrs

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Ewww and ouchie.  Sounds like Jonathan has healing hands.  Good to know there's a decent fella in your region Luvvie - give them a ring if you need to.

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Lovely and you got the tension right.  If I made one it would be over my eyes.  :) 

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11 minutes ago, soapdragon said:

CT you could do commissions! Your crochet figures are fab!

Thanks! :-D

this was almost commissioned as my lovely colleague has told me at least 3 times that her first born still loves the lion I made for his birth. Hint hint... :roll:

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I however am not quite professional yet! I’ve learned a few new stitches and techniques doing this but I’m going to unravel it. I think I either lost count somewhere or joined into the wrong stitch because half way through my counts were all wrong and it’s come out a bit wonky.

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It is easy to lose count, add or lose stitches even after years of practice.  Best advice I can give is to read the whole row/round and look for what you need to do when you get back to that chain.  Put a stitch marker where you will need to join.  Sometimes you ignore the starting chain completely other times it represents a stitch and chain spaces so you work into a lower chain.

Mark the 5 stitches from either end of a flat piece like a blanket as you are most likely to gain or lose end stitches

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Those are some fiddly boots Mullet! You don’t do things halfhearted! I have been on the bobble hat level for years before I burned my fingers on things like baby boots.

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17 hours ago, ajm200 said:

Put a stitch marker 

That’s a brilliant idea- I think that would really help me.

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Couldn’t do without stitchmarkers. If you don’t have the plastic fancy ones, you can just thread a piece of differenly coloured yarn through your work. With small fiddly work, I prefer a piece of yarn over a stitchmarker.

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Stitchmarker bits of wool! Brilliant!! Still using my practice ball of wool (actually just finished it before I’ve done ears and tail!

Used a pattern for a cat but used much bigger needles and wool so it’s massive! Quite confident with getting bigger and smaller now though and doing single, half double and double (confused about US vs UK stitches though) crochet.

Photos are what it should look like and what mine looks like so far.

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It is brilliant!

UK and US terminology is very confusing. But making plushies like your cat often only uses double crochets. And I try to see if they used the word colour/color somewhere... :oops:

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Dutch patterns use a terminology that looks like American. (Might your pattern have a Dutch origin? Think I spotted Woensdag 5 oktober...)

Do join Ravelry.com! It’s free and an abolute trove of (free) patterns!

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Mullet, that's looking fab so far :clap:

And I thought your bootee looked pretty good for a beginner too, unless you have been keeping your skills a secret :wink:

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Thanks Luvachicken. No, haven’t crocheted before except chains when I was little. I’ve found that YouTube has made it easy to learn though,

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Do join Ravelry.com! Its free and an abolute trove of (free) patterns

Thanks CT I will 😊

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Oooh taking shape.  Are you going to get the kitty eye buttons?  Actually the black version looks like Toothless in How to Train Your Dragon!  

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Thank you Soapy - just had a quick look - nice things on there, although there is one cushion near the top - I thought at first oh a pin cushion because it seemed that it was being held in someone's hand.  Nope - it was on a pink chair!  Funny coloured hands - oops!  LOL!  I mustn't get started on something else - too many quilts on the go now and a cross stitch with birdies!  

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