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Well, I haven’t been on in a while, with good reason. This past summer I spent a month in the hospital beginning with a procedure to destroy the vascular malformation in my foot and ending with partial amputation of my right foot. Basically I am left with my right heel and a little bit (centimeter or two) to flex up and down. I unfortunately was too medicated to complete much knitting, but the stack of hanging dish towels I had made in advance served me well. As women dropped off meals, or helped with the upkeep of my home, or watching my kids,, the towels were passed out, along with wash cloths as the towels ran out. I am very happy I had finished them and was pleased to pass them on as a gift in return for all the help so graciously offered. We have been blessed beyond measure in the midst of what has been the most difficult time in our family. Spending a month away from my children was harder than I care to go through again. I am slowly getting back to myself, knitting baby hats, towels, wash cloths, and looking at starting up some scarves for the school year. I am also transitioning as most of my kids are now in public school. I only have two kids to distract me so my knitting should be doubled, if it wasn’t for the foot distraction. Thank you for continuing to visit my website and hopefully I will not take such a long break.
It has been a long time since I have updated the blog so I thought I better get to it. I have had a rough couple of months as the news about my foot has been very frustrating. We have depleted the local resources and are now reaching out to bigger and better hospitals. Next stop, U of M, as we seek professionals willing to operate and remove the scar tissue left by the sclerosing agents injected in my foot. In the mean time, I sit around in pain. Fortunately we have opened the pool and on nice warm days it’s a great distraction. On the cooler days, I am making use of my awesome Mother’s Day gift of a basket full of cotton yarn. I am making hanging dish towels and wash cloths, and maybe even swiffer covers. Fun easy summer projects. I am looking forward to getting a lot of use out of the towels as we have extended many open-ended invitations to join us in our pool. So hopefully, this summer will find me so busy I will not notice the pain in my foot as much. The hardest part is accepting the differences in my life due to my foot. Knitting helps. Knitting dish towels is just fun, try it, you will see.