Monday, June 05, 2006

I'm back and recovering

Hello everyone. Thanks very much for all the well wishes. The knee surgery went well. I got home after 1 night in hospital. My knee is swollen to the size of a small cantaloupe melon. It's been 4 days now and I've got bruising all over the back of my legs. It's a lovely purple shade at the moment and I'm sure it'll go through the whole colour spectrum. I won't gross out anyone with a photo.

But I will show you some progress of my next project. I'm knitting the Prairie Tunic from Interweave Knits Spring 2006. This is after 1 day of knitting. I did have a lot of time to knit - waiting for surgery, after surgery in hospital, recovering at home. I have made a startling discovery - I would make a lot of progress if I didn't have children and didn't have to do any housework. So I am going to use this recuperation period wisely!!

Anyway, I'm making this in Jaeger Siena 4 ply in an Ice Blue shade. The pattern calls for 5 balls for the smallest size but I only have 4 balls. So, I have decided to make it slightly shorter (I'm not that tall in any case!). Here's a closeup of the lace pattern.

I would show the photo but blogger is not cooperating.

I did have some very good news today. I received an e-mail from Jeanie letting me know that I had won a prize!! I was in the draw for completing both Orangina and Somewhat Cowl at SKC
and I won!! The prize is this. It's really made my day. WOW!!


Rain said...

Glad to hear it went ok. Hope it heals quickly - or perhaps slowly so you can get more knitting time in!

Ruth said...

what a cute little gift! i've actually never heard of this book before. and yes, take it easy while you recover. this means alot of knitting opportunities - hurray! =)

mary said...

Glad to hear you're recovering. Congrats on winning the SKC prize!

Mimi said...

It's great to hear that you are recovering well! Ah lots of progress on your new project and no guiltiness for knitting.;)