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Friday, December 02, 2011

Yarn Therapy

I'm feeling energized today and eager to get things back to normal! I'm definitely still on the road to recovery.  I'm spending most of my time propped up on the couch, where I'm crocheting or knitting like crazy, while watching endless amounts of tv (my daytime tv has consisted of a whole lot of What Not To Wear and Restaurant Impossible).  It can definitely get tedious, and I do get really antsy... I'm so used to be out an about!  But I'm looking forward to being able to drive again soon, if anything just so I can get out of the house!

I still can't stand or walk for long periods of time without getting winded or starting to feel a little uncomfortable. And by long period of time I mean: I went to the grocery store with the hubby and instantly came home to take a nap.  But I am starting to do a bit of my normal activities like baking, but only when the hubby is around to handle heavy/awkward baking gear or taking things out of the oven.  I don't want to risk it.

I am excited to get back into the sewing room! I had a pair of pajama pants that I started before surgery, that I think I'll finally be able to hem this weekend.  I don't think I'll be ready for full fledged sewing projects yet, as all of that bending and maneuvering to cut out and assemble patterns might still be uncomfortable, but I'm feeling more up for it every day.

Standard view: working on the blanket, two kitties keeping me company

Due to all of this couch time, I am making awesome progress on my Seeing Stars blanket.  I'm almost halfway done, and got caught up to weaving the ends in.  Now I have a system where I make a few of the hexagons, weave the ends in, and plot out my next few color rounds.

I was running low on yarn (having finished my first ball of each) so I ordered the final amount to complete the project.  My friend recommended FabulousYarn.com and they were rockstars! They got the yarn to me ridiculously fast, and it was beautifully packaged and ready to go.  I now have all of the supplies to hopefully finish the blanket off before Christmas.

The yarn color assortment from Spud and Chloe

The only problem with crocheting all day, is that it can really get repetitive.  In order to change things up, I've also started working on some knit Christmas gifts.  I can't believe it's December already, but I think I can crank out a few items to round out my Christmas shopping.

Well readers, it feels so good to be back online and able to actually report progress on projects, with more on the way.  Thank you for your well wishes! I'll keep you updated with more completed project posts and sweet treats.


  1. glad to hear you are on the mend....and making such wonderful progress on your blanket and knitted gifts! :)

  2. You're making good use of your time, and I'm glad your recovery is going well. Maybe some books on tape or new (to you) tv shows would help make the days go a bit faster.

  3. I'm glad you are feeling better. I've been home two days and thankfully I am better today. Your blanket is looking lovely, can't wait to see it finished. Did you design it or is it a pattern? Your kitties look like they are enjoying the time you are home too. I've finished two projects and am about to start another one. At least we are both making progress while we are home.


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