I'm cracking on with my sofa throw, it's looking lovely and I can't wait to finish it. It does make my hand and fingers a lot worse, but I find that if I just stop for a couple of minutes every so often, shake my arm to get some feeling back into the hand and hang my arm down straight over the side of the armchair, it enables me to carry on crocheting for a while.
I've got ideas for another 2 throws.....a ripple one also for the sofa (haven't done ripple for years) with a couple of contrasting colours as well as the matching red, navy and cream of the current one, followed by a throw made up of random stripes of the oddments I have left from previous projects....a stashbuster. It will be taken with us on holidays, or used as a picnic blanket on days out.
Have decided I must must must make sure I go on my exercise bike every day, it's so easy to put weight on over winter without even noticing it. The bike is on the landing and I just walk past it several times a day, I don't even see it! Perhaps I ought to hang a big sign saying RIDE ME!!! on it, with some battery operated flashing Christmas lights attached.