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Tuesday, May 08, 2012

okay, okay, so what am I knitting?????

I need to consult Ravelry for my list, but here goes;
Funchal Moebius - yarn from France, but really fine knitting.
Ashby Shawl
ordering yarn for an Avery cowl for Kaye - she is going to trade me artwork for it.

recently completed
a pair of baby booties for Carl and Anna's baby #7
a cute yellow toque for Kallie
my blueberry Francis

on my wish list - Folded.  a really cool sweater made from sock yarn.  I am considering madelintosh.

so enough already......gotta get knitting.

cheers!

Wednesday, May 02, 2012

So it's been 5 months!! And I am feeling pretty good-only occasional pain pills, good movement. So glad I did it!

Thursday, January 05, 2012

I overdid it!

This week I went back to work.  Silly me, thinking I could just jump back into full time, after all I don't do much, just sit at a desk and work on a computer.  Turns out sitting at my desk is a totally different feel than sitting on my big cushy chair at home and knitting.  I am in a totally different body shape and I have to remember to get up a lot and walk around.

I woke up this morning early, my knee was just throbbing.  Usually it is great in the morning or a little rough, but this was big time owie.  I took an oxy and emailed my boss I would be coming in, later.  I guess I need to slow down a bit.
I have PT at 3 today, so that will wear me out big time for tonight.  I am planning a very light work day tomorrow.  I must say this has given me a much better understanding of Leif's knee.  It is crazy but right after PT I feel very revved up, my knee is loose, I feel very adept.  But half an hour later I am ready to pass out.  It is physically exhausting.  I am glad I go to PT at the end of the work day cause I am pretty useless afterwards.  Tuesday night I was ready for bed at 9!

Also in slowdown mode is my Avery Cowl.  I must be knitting looser (hmm that took me a minute to not write loser). I had noticed on several Ravelry posts that people were running out with 2 skeins.  Well I managed to cast off Zoya's cowl without doing row 1 again, and had to spit weld some strands leftover from too long a cast on tail to finish the cast off.  On mine, I am about 5 rows shy of casting off and I maybe have one row of yarn left.  So I ordered another skein last night.  Now i will just have to wait until next week to wear my cowl.  The yarn seemed to take a week or so to get here.  I noticed last night that Quince & Company had sent me a cute postcard and a button with my order.  How nice!  I do love that Osprey yarn.

Monday, January 02, 2012


The New Avery Cowl (#1)
So Zoya is heading  back to Oly today.  We had a wonderful, wonderful Christmas.  I feel so bad she is leaving, but so glad she is leaving to continue her studies at Evergeen.  She is a smart, wonderful woman who can only get better and better. Know that we are very proud of you.

Friday, December 30, 2011

Sipalu Bag -Done!

It is kind of odd knitting around on the Avery cowl, but it is knitting up fast.  As of last night it is half way done.  The pattern is repeated 3 times - this is 1.7 or so......and no, it is not twisted.  thank goodness.  Loving the yarn and the color.

Oh and yesterday Alice, the cobbler from 5th Avenue boot repair, called. She was pretty excited.  She finished attaching the straps to the bag and sounded pretty excited.  So I will post a pic of that once I pick it up!

Thursday, December 29, 2011