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So I haven’t been posting regularly because I am up and running which has only made my life busier than ever. But who can resist starting a new project, especially with Noro yarn. I am making another sockhead hat. Using sock yarn this hat takes a little bit longer but the end result is worth it.
So I haven’t been on much lately, with my oldest heading to college in the fall and five younger siblings keeping me on my toes, I’ve been busy. Not so busy that I haven’t been knitting just not as much as usual. (I might be a little distracted by Pokemon too). But I have three good reasons to buckle down and knit non-stop. We are just weeks away from my best friends scheduled c-section for triplets. Baby knitting times three…I am having fun buying yarn and knitting little items. Three little girls, two are identical, third might be too but we won’t know until after they are born. So exciting. So here is what I’m working on right now.
Perfect fit newborn socks
Love the stretchy fit of the socks, now to finish this pair and make two more pairs.
Day 2 and my knitting is still in my husbands vehicle. I’ve managed to distract myself with games on my iPad, it’s not as productive, accentuating my desire for my needles and yarn. Looks like I’m going to have to work on the baby blanket I’ve been avoiding. My new projects will have to wait until my husband brings them back to me tonight. It’s been a long day and it isn’t even over yet…..I think I will make it.
I left my knitting in my husband’s vehicle. Not just one project but many…pretty much all the ones I have been working on or wanted to pick up again in my knitting bag….and most of my needles. I am at a loss, what am I to do when my fingers are itching to knit. I might just have to fold laundry….I have seriously been avoiding that, I guess its time to fold, not knit.
I have to admit something. I haven’t posted in awhile because I haven’t knitted much lately, simply because I am too tired most days to knit. This road to recovery is a slow bumpy road. Small setbacks, sore muscles, fitting my prosthetic–all things that have made this a difficult time to write without depressing rants….I will try to keep this depressing rant short. I am still around working on a pair of socks and a hat, it’s just slow going at the moment. Today is a beautiful snow day and I get to knit and enjoy a movie, and update my blog. I will enjoy today, even if I had to cancel my last rehab appointment. Only one more to go then a home program and later I will return to therapy to get running again. Now I just need to light my fire, pick up my knitting and enjoy my movie.
I’m running out of time to knit most days. I guess that’s not so bad there are days I have more than enough time. This time of physical therapy is a roller coaster ride of rest and activity. The therapy drains me and makes me sore, forcing me to rest, which frees up my time so I can knit. No matter what, I stay busy. Socks are on my needles, baby hats, my sock blanket and that baby blanket I keep forgetting about. I should get started on some Christmas gifts the next time my feet are up. I’m really liking this jewelry pattern I found….
I haven’t been on in awhile as I have begun physical therapy. Learning to walk with a prosthetic is hard work. Well, today was the first time in a long time (I can’t even remember the last time) that I didn’t bring any knitting, and it’s the first time I showed up an hour early for my appointment. So on this very busy day I have an hour with nothing to do so I am updating the blog with no knitting. How pitiful.
At least I’ll post a picture of my current leg that I have shrunk out of, new leg soon, I hope!
So as I am going through the process of getting my first prosthetic leg, I am distracting myself with mindless knitting–back to the garter stitch. I did add a little bit of design just to keep it interesting and I will post a pattern later. I happen to have a garbage bag full of pillows from IKEA just waiting for covers. Extra cotton yarn that is coming out my ears sealed the deal. The cotton washcloth yarn knit up extremely soft pillow, my kids love it. So I am making a second pillow this time in their school colors.
Here’s the first pillow
And here is me trying out my test leg, I won’t be able to take my leg home for a week or two but I did get to walk some.
I may seem patient on the outside, but I am full of anxiety, excitement, and anticipation as I wait for my new prosthetic leg. It has been a long summer, knitting has distracted me for the most part, but always there are nagging emotions just waiting to explode. In less than a week, I get my test socket. School has started life is falling into a routine and I wait. One more week and I can take normal steps, probably just a few as my stump toughens up. I want to watch my boys run cross-country, walking from checkpoint to checkpoint cheering them on rather than sitting in a wheelchair or riding a scooter. I hate being dependent on others and actually look forward to cleaning my house. But I can’t yet, soon. I wait and knit. I am finishing some projects, things I lined up before surgery to give me purpose through the recovery process. Socks, pillows, washcloths and hanging towels have been most of my projects. Now if only the anticipation didn’t weigh so heavy on me, I might enjoy them. For now, they are just a distraction as I pretend to be patient.
What I should be doing is getting my home ready for my 8 weeks in a wheelchair but instead I’m typing after a day of knitting. I am nervous and dreading the impending pain as I avoid thinking about my surgery to remove my right lower leg. A year from now will be great with many more opportunities than I have now but having most of my foot amputated already makes me just too aware of the process. So I knit. Anklets, two at a time and toe up. The color is cheerful and bold. Maybe a little boldness in color will keep me bold in spirit as I put off my preparations. Just a few more days….Tuesday morning my summer of rest begins.