Thursday, December 18, 2008

Update/Daughter's Christmas Socks

I've realized it's been almost three months since I posted... it's been so busy. So I thought I'd sneak on here, post an update and a picture of my most recent completed project.

A little over a week after my last post, a specialist confirmed what my regular doctor hinted, and what I had long realized: I needed surgery to fix ongoing health problems. Two weeks later I went under the knife.

The whole thing went very well. I only had pain enough to require a morphine pump the day of the surgery, was able to go home the next day, and after only needed Percocet and Motrin for a few days before I was able to wean off onto Motrin only.

I spent six weeks in recovery and returned to work at the beginning of this month. I'm still processing, adjusting and healing - it takes up to a year to be completely "normal" again after the procedures I had, and the process has its ups and downs. I just hope during the "down" days I test everyone else's patience a lot less than I manage to drive myself nuts.

In the meantime, of course, I have relied on my knitting for sanity. I was able to finish my daughter's socks that I started a couple months ago in time to send them off to her for Christmas:

I hope she likes them and that they fit her feet. I had a lot of fun working with the On Line Supersocke.

In the meantime, I'm taking a break from sock knitting to work on a sweater for my son. I've been wanting to make him a pullover with cables for some time and I found some Patons Classic Wool yarn in Denim at my local JoAnn's on sale a few weeks ago that will look nice on him. Because I'm horrid at guessing how much the cables will pull the yarn in I've had to start the project over three times, so it's not going to be ready in time for Christmas, but he'll still have something nice to wear on really cold days this winter soon enough.