|Seed-Stitch Look Bracelet from Carol Huber Cypher|
|I made a button hole and toggle closure, but it doesn't really go with the inclusions that I added to the end. I think a button is actually needed for the closure.|
To get a little taste of success, I moved on to the herringbone project, above. This one is easy, although I abandoned her method for starting the first tow row and used two base rows of square stitch. I actually think that ladder stitch is a better, cleaner (less thread showing) technique to use for a base stitch. I usually do a two needle ladder stitch so that I don't loose my mind. Being left-handed makes certain stitches ridiculously hard for me to follow from written directions and even from diagrams.
Mostly I am suffering from terrible itchy hives. I will not go into all the gory details, but I will say that they started on both hands and both below the elbow, then on my legs below the knee. A two days went by and they started to get worse and spread above my knee. Nothing at all is stopping the progression, although 1,000 mg acetaminophen every 4-5 hrs. is helping calm the itch a little. I mention it here because from what I understand, many people suffer from similar hive formations. I will be in my doctor's office as soon as it opens in the morning.