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Recap September 3-9, 2017- Very Busy!

baby boy elephant hat

September 3-9 Was a Busy Week!

I have had one really busy week with too many things going on all at once. I’m sure this happens to everyone at one time or another. To start the week, I finished up the Christening Gown I posted about previously and shipped it out. I also had the custom ordered baby blanket with the ducks and bunnies to get finished at the same time.

I also received an order for the boy elephant character hat and a separate order for the Mr. Mouse Hat! I’m not complaining about all the orders, I love working under pressure! And then when I think I am right on schedule to finish the character hats on Wednesday, the kitchen faucet decided to have an aneurysm and died! I had to put everything on hold and go to the store for a new water line for the faucet. Guess what, you can’t buy that part for a Moen Faucet!! I had to buy an entirely new one and install it. My schedule is now on hold.

You are probably thinking that it’s not that difficult to replace a faucet, is it? Not really, but the Rheumatoid Arthritis I have says otherwise! The arthritis doesn’t get to bad unless I over do it, and working under a sink qualifies for over doing it! After about an hour of fighting with the old faucet to remove it, and it’s only 5 years old, I finally got it out and installed the new one in about 15 minutes. Now I am very sore and fatigued. Thank you Mr. Rhuemy Arthuritis!

After a long rest I had to get back to those hats. I had the worst time with the elephant hat. I started knitting the wrong size and of course I noticed after I attached an ear to the hat! So I had to start it over, at 6:00 in the evening. I finally finished it by 1:00 am after many other struggles with it.

Now the elephant hat is packaged and ready to ship! Yeah! I started the Mr. Mouse hat at about 1:30 am and had it packaged to ship by 3:00 am. Crocheting is much faster than knitting! I’m finished! (Insert Sigh of relief! ?) Went to bed and got up about 8:00 am to put my shipments out for the mail carrier to pick up. I am in so much pain from the previous day all I want to do is have my coffee and go back to bed! And to top it all off, a cold front came (what we Texans call a cold front!) in which affected my arthritis even more. Oh well, when life beats you up all you can do is get up and ask for more!

I’m ready for this week and looking forward to posting my new baby blanket crochet pattern! Look for it by the end of this week. Tell me how your week was.

Carl