Turning down days into up days

This week hasn’t been too great If I’m honest. So I’ve been find ways of turning down days into up days. My pain levels have been high & I keep losing my balance. I’m trying my best to stay positive and just rest but sometimes it’s difficult as I explained here.

I guess there are always going to be bad day’s & I just need to fill those days doing something easy and simple to stop focusing on the pain. So I decided to do just that and busy myself with something & ended up finishing off knitting Izzy’s red scarf I started before Christmas & forgot to pick back up again.

turning down days into up days

I finished off the scarf quite quickly and decided to make a start on learning how to crochet using this Youtube video. The first thing I decided to try crocheting was a simple flower. At first it looked complicated & I thought Id never get the hang of it! Admittedly Izzy hopping on and off my lap didn’t help much at first but I managed to make my first crocheted flower.

I was quite impressed with how it turned out although a little annoyed I had obviously made 1 too many links on one of the petals so it was slightly larger than the others and a bit wonky.. But hey it was my first try 😀

After that I felt quite confident I could make another without a video & managed to produce this second crocheted flower.


I was much happier with this one and carried on making a few more..

Eva loved the flowers & asked me to make her a headband with a flower on. ( Just happened to be the wonkiest one!) So I gave it a go and this is how it turned out..


Eva loved it and tried it on straight away and wore it for the rest of the evening 😀

I’m quite pleased with how it turned out even if Eva did choose the wonkiest flower I’ve made (haha).  I have really enjoyed learning too, I’m going to make Izzy a headband next and I want to learn to crochet hearts next too.

Do you crochet? Do you find it a calming hobby too? If you have any patterns or tutorials to share send me a link & I will check them out 🙂


    Aww brilliant blog post, your crochet knitting is lovely. I couldn't do anything like that, I just don't have the patience to sit for that long doing it if I'm honest but it looks fab! 😍 Sorry to hear you have been in quite a bit of pain, I hope you get some respite from it soon. Great blog. LisaG @ Lisagourley80.WordPress.com XoX

    LisaG | 8 years ago Reply

      Aw thank you! Honestly I used to get so frustrated learning knitting I'm surprised I'm so calm even when I have to start all over again with the crocheting. It really does help me keep focused on a bad day & making something so quickly leaves me feeling really positive too :D xxx

      relentlesslypurple | 8 years ago Reply

        Well that's fantastic and I suppose with patience, a love for it & obviously it helps you relax then that is so much better. Hiking armed with my camera phone doing Photography is my biggest passion & has been for over 10 years now. I just love it. So happy to read your blog, it is a really great read XoX

        LisaG | 8 years ago Reply

          Aw wow I love using my phone or camera to take pics but rarely go out enough atm! Was hoping to start project 366 this year as I did it on my last blog but think I'll give it a go next year when hopefully I'll be managing my pain better :) thank you again hun your comments & share's always put a smile on my face as does reading your blog too :) xxx

          relentlesslypurple | 8 years ago Reply

            Aww what a beautiful comment, thank you so much hun 😍😍 I hope your pain becomes easier to manage. Your blogs and comments and even just chatting to you and catching up on Twitter also puts a big smile on my face, you are such a lovely person hun & I feel very happy to know you. Hope you have a good day. 😊 XoX

            LisaG | 8 years ago

            😍 Aw your welcome hun 😁 Thank you, I hope you have a lovely day too 😘💜 xxx

            relentlesslypurple | 8 years ago

    Well done for changing your perspective on a bad time, keep that up! :) Think you can make 1 of those bands bear sized with a ganja leaf instead? haha :p

    LCpl Titwank | 8 years ago Reply

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