Hello friends, how have you been? Well I hope and enjoying the first rays of spring sunshine.
I am sorry I have been absent from here for so long and no new stitches have been posted for a while. Things have been a little up and down to say the least and I haven’t felt up to much recently.
A couple of weeks ago I was diagnosed with Meniere’s disease. After feeling really dizzy and unstable with a lot of pressure in my head I finally thought it best to see the ‘Quack’ and after some tests the diagnosis was Meniere’s disease.
Meniere’s disease is an inner-ear condition that can cause vertigo, a specific type of dizziness in which you feel as though you’re spinning. It can also cause ringing in your ear (tinnitus), hearing loss that comes and goes, and a feeling of fullness or pressure in your head. These symptoms typically happen all at once and can last minutes or hours, but most commonly last 2 to 3 hours. Attacks can happen in clusters, or several times a week, or they may be separated by weeks. There’s no cure for Ménière’s disease, but medicine can help control the symptoms and more often or not the most common drugs prescribed are antihistamines. The condition can cause some distress, as it’s a difficult and unpredictable condition and you are almost waiting for it to happen.
Anyhow, looking down for long periods and the motion of the needles did not allow me to knit much during the last few weeks, hence the absence of new stitches being released. I am however feeling a lot better and will hopefully pick up the pace again soon.
To make up for it I like to share my quick hand-made scrunchies with you today. Asked by ‘my girl’ if I could make some for her (she had seen similar in a magazine), I have now made quite a few in different colours. Great for summer and they make fab little gifts too. Here is how to:
You need: Small amounts of any Kid Mohair Yarn, 3.5mm knitting needles and 1 simple hair elastic.
Cast on 100 stitches and then work either garter stitch (knit every row) or stocking stitch (knit one row/purl one row) until your piece measure approximately 10 cm.
Cast off (keep it loose) and then seam.
Now slide through the hair elastic as shown in photo below.
Fold over and either stitch or crochet together.
That’s it…You are all done! A quick and easy TV project. Enjoy!
Stay safe and see you soon xo