Saturday, January 21, 2006

Knitting funk

I really must apologise but I am suffering from some bad funk, not just knitting related. I am somewhat depressed with the results of my MRI scan. My knee has been feeling pretty good. I can extend it fully and can almost bend it fully. I am walking without a limp. However, when I saw my consultant, he said that I had torn my ACL (Anterior cruciate ligament) fully and also torn my miniscus cartiledge. What that boils down to, is that I have to have reconstructive surgery to rebuild my ACL. I don't have to do that, but it means I won't be able to be very active ie no netball, no skiing, no tennis. Also, I have 2 little kids and I want to be able to run around with them. God damn it, I'm only in my mid-thirties, I don't need to write off physical activities!!!!! So, I have surgery pencilled in, in May. The only upside is that I will have a lot of time to knit and read. I may even be able to complete some projects!! (but don't hold your breath!!!!)

Speaking of completing projects, I have not been motivated or bothered to seam up Murmur. Sleeves need to be sewn in and just finished. I'm sure I'll find the motivation one day. On the other hand, I have started a brand new project. I am knitting the Thinking Dress from Miss Bea's Rainy day. The yarn is from my purchase in Lausanne. It's Schachenmayr Baros, a cotton, polymide and acrylic mix. What's really lovely is the sparkly bits running through the yarn. It's very nice to knit up. The yarn is a bit stretchy, kinda like Rowan's ASC. As I mentioned earlier, I was in a bit of a knitting funk, I had to rip it back 3 times already. Mainly beacuse I cannot count. Anyway, I am progressing now, and I am enjoying the knitting. (Hmm, no sparkly bits showing through on the photo......)

I must also confess to some (ok, a lot..) of retail therapy. There are lots of yarn sales on and I really can't help myself. (My excuse is that it's cheaper than actual therapy). More on that soon.


ra said...

oh, bad luck on the op, best to get it done though and get on with your life.

All the best.

Mimi said...

Good to hear that you are feeling better with your knee, but you need surgery.... Hope things get well for you soon. Sure you should get some yarn to cheer up.

Kathy said...

How's that funk going? Yarn is a definite pick me up for ME!

Other pick me ups:
watching cooking shows, I don't know why
Sending Valentines
grooming my dog....don't know why on that one either
reading knit blogs!