These past weeks have been rather intensive. Asthma attacks, hospital emergencies, asthma rehab, complications, infections, bronchial over-sensitivity to the outside world. Now ordered by the consultant to stay indoors a while longer while at this level of infection in combination with outside triggers (weather, pollen, people smoking, perfume, etc.)
The darker the days, the brighter the crochet! See the picture gallery is quite cheerful. Hence, “purse-severance” as the title. I am making purses with variations in design and different shapes and sizes with the hope of selling them. Some have already been made to order and some are looking for a new home. 😉 It is always hard to sell handmade items but I can have fun trying and try to come up with some new ideas along the way …
So from hospital beds, cosy rosy armchairs in asthma rehabilitation or at home I focus my energy on what I can do, try to focus less on what I can’t. Crochet stitches help turn away from the heavy, blocked chest or painful right ear as this latest viral chest infection has apparently spread across my connected sinus tubes…
I confess when I do attack, it is disabling and scary – depending on the severity. I pride myself on being calm. Usually.
So if an attack comes that I can’t medicate at home, I have to go to the hospital. I take a bag packed with appropriate asthma medicines, but also make room for this little fellow, Marmalade. The pattern is by Happy Berry Crochet.
I also take yarn and hook as after the inhalation it is often many hours to wait or sometimes an overnight stay.
I can highly recommend the following on Etsy:
Atergcrochet – for beautiful colourful purse and other crochet patterns
RoyalcraftPT – for purse clasps
I have adapted the original purse pattern by joining the base with crochet instead of sewing. I like the firmer base and shaping. I also adapted an overlay pattern by Lilla Bjorn Crochet at the centre to make a round purse. The mini granny squares are the beginning of another purse design by Atergcrochet which I must get back to…
I just purchased more of her cute and colourful designs and I am about to pick out some more Catona cotton… quite dangerous being housebound with a WiFi connection. 😉