My hands and feet have been severely knocked around by the chemo I’m on. I have a lot of numbness – caused by peripheral neuropathy – in my hands and feet. The feet stuff can be dangerous, as it affects your balance and makes me quite unsteady moving around. It also feels pretty wrong having numb feet all the time. In my hands it means I have very poor grip. I have trouble undoing things and doing things up, and that same annoying numbness. I also drop things a lot. No pain thankfully, but if I don’t stop this chemo at the right time, these side effects could be permanent. At the very least they will not right themselves 100%, and I need my hands and feet working. They’re helpful things, hands and feet!
Back a few months back I started to learn to crochet. I even had a few lessons! I had a pattern and coordinating wool ready to make myself a lovely scarf, but I’m a bit of a perfectionist when it comes to artsy/crartsy stuff, and was practicing the basics before tackling a real garment. So hopeless am I at this knitting and crochet thing that I didn’t even think you just unpick it and start again if you stuff it up. Anyway, I never even got to start my lovely scarf before my fingers stopped working, and now I need someone to make it for me. I have the pattern and wool, I just need an able crochet-er to make it for me. I think it’s pretty simple… if you know what you are doing. I’ll post the pattern and wool to whoever wants to make it for me!