Friday, February 29, 2008

Injury Spells Disaster for Knitted Birthday Present

So, tomorrow is my BFF Colleen's 30th birthday (yes, she is much younger than me, sadly).  I started a very pretty, but simple, feather and fan scarf for her last Friday.  It is a rich mahogany brown in Patons Classic Wool from la stashola.  I got about 8 repeats done and was feeling so smug that with very little tv knitting time this week in the evenings, I would have it done lickety split.

Smugness apparently goeth before a fall.

Because I promptly tripped and fell down eight of our hardwood stairs and landed on my left elbow.  It was ridiculously swollen all this week, and now that the swelling has gone down a bit, it is really starting to hurt with sharp pains.  I showed it to the school nurse today, and to my wonderful friend Amy (thanks Amy!) and they both agree that perhaps I need to have it x-rayed as it might be broken in some way.  The school nurse used to work in orthopedics and she said she would be willing to bet it was chipped and that will result in surgery...which I am hoping will NOT be the case.  Otherwise, she says that there will be a chance that there will be calcium deposits that form and the range of motion and mobility of the elbow could be damaged.

So...I am knitting wounded.  My husband finds me ridiculous to be knitting at all, but I have exactly 24 hours until we leave for Col's party, and I am stubborn.  I figure I better get most of it done tonight in case the doctor tells me tomorrow "No Knitting!".  I am going to deliberately forget to ask him about knitting specifically and hope that my husband gets amnesia and forgets as well.

What are my chances??

Monday, February 18, 2008

Lllooonnnggg Time, No Blog

I know.
I decided that I would give you no excuses and no justifications...it is what it is. And so, I give you--my first blog post in many, many moons.

When last I left you, Dear Reader, I was...hmmm....what was I doing? I think I had started the Cobblestone Pullover by Jared Flood of brooklyntweed that was in the Interweave Knits Fall 2007.
I started it, oh I don't even remember due to all of the drama that was going on, but I think, maybe? late November. I am making the 47" size for my husband, but I am starting to be afraid (very very afraid) that it may not fit. I shrugged off a gauge swatch (as usual) and I am not so sure it is big enough. I mean, it's hard to say, it's all squished up on the needles and all...and I still can block it out to make it a bit bigger. If all else fails, then I guess my 14 year old will have a new sweater that will be big and slouchy.
Next up? I am not sure...I need a small project. Maybe that hat you gave me, Amy. Then, I think I am finally ready to knit this...

The Elizabeth Bennet Cable Cardigan from Fitted Knits by Stefanie Japel
In pink, of course...I know I was waffling about the color, but in the end, after I looked at a couple of pinks on Ravelry, I think I will stay with it.


What else is new? The Bug turned four!

video

We went out to dinner at a Hibachi restaurant with Uncle Steve and Aunt Amy and then home for cake and presents. Then the adults went out to see Uncle Marc's band play...and a good time was (hopefully) had by all!
No promises...but I will try to be better about the blog...I know it is really for me, and I have missed it, so...

Now off to Ravelry to waste some more of my time!

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