I started on the small craft project yesterday, it's a crochet one that really should only have taken a couple of hours to do. However, I came across a problem, I think the pattern's wrong. Think I've identified where it is, I reckon there are too many stitches in Row 4, it lies flat for the first 4 rows, then goes all sort of wrinkled and frilly after that. I've followed the pattern exactly so am fairly sure I haven't got it wrong (I counted the stitches). The only other possible explanation is that I've used a different yarn to the one in the pattern - I haven't got any of the cotton DK yarn they used and am using up oddments of acrylic DK from my stash, so perhaps it's just a case of the acrylic yarn being much stretchier than the cotton. I'll have another look in my stash to see what else I've got, and have a play around later. If it still doesn't work out, I've found another few patterns for similar things so might go with one of those instead. I don't want to say too much about it right now, as it's destined to be a gift for someone (if I can get it right!!).
Thanks again for all your comments.....Sue in Suffolk and Kate Steeper - I'm amazed that you can say such positive and kind things to me when you both have such awful things going on in your lives! Bless you both - well, bless you all. Joy and Margaret - I've tried Kalms and Rescue Remedy Night drops (which were recommended to me by a friend) - the Kalms didn't work for me at all, sadly, the R/R Night drops did for a time, but don't seem to now. I've never tried yoga, or yoga breathing, that might be something to investigate, thank you Nan.