Archive for August, 2015
I went to the Michigan Fiber Festival today. This was the first time I have been able to go to a fiber festival. Seeing all the booths and animals was so much fun. Meeting designers and learning about spinning. I wasn’t able to spend the whole day but even in the short time we spent there I have come home with plenty to do. I picked up a drop spindle and roving and found a pattern to knit from Lost City Knits. My kids had fun seeing the animals and even were able to watch some sheep herding. I will definitely be visiting next year and hopefully attending some other yarn inspired events in some bigger cities too. I loved being able to check out so many different labels and now I think it would be fun to have sheep someday, maybe.
So it’s been awhile since I have been on here. Sorry about that. I am doing really well since my amputation, much better than my first amputation. My previous amputation was traumatic due to my foot having gangrene caused by treatment of the AVM throughout my foot. Now I am just resting from my second amputation, right below the knee amputation. The Dr performed an Ertyl amputation using a cadaver bone to bridge my two leg bones. He did a great job the X-rays look perfect. So now I am recovering. I knit some but not as much as I would like but the medications I am on don’t make concentrating easy and the phantom pain makes it impossible without the medicine so I guess my knitting will be slow going. I did finish the twin set I’ve been knitting for my new nieces. I just need to sew in the ends and connect the I-cord that keeps the mittens in pairs. So this is my update post, I haven’t forgotten my blog just been busy healing (physical therapy and nurse visits wear me out and they come to my house, well maybe the seven kids that are here exhaust me too 😊)