Monday, February 9, 2015
In other news, I finally finished the gloves for my husband's friend and he's really happy with them. At the end of the day, I'm happy with them too. I just don't like knitting fingers so I hated them while I was making them. Now I hardly know what to do with myself since the constant nagging at the back of my mind to finish these is gone. Maybe I can focus on getting my cousin's mittens in the mail, or knitting Dante's long overdue sweater. One never knows which way the wind will blow.
I have managed to get quite a lot of work done on Aaron's Slade. I finished the first of the sleeves last night and started the second before heading off to bed. I think I can get the other finished and the body blocked out before I have surgery. If not, the finishing and the button band/collar will have to wait. And we all know that it's not exactly like I don't have other sweaters in various states of completion to work on while I'm waiting to be able to block this current work-in-progress. At last count, I had 5 sweaters in progress. FIVE. Maybe I can get one done. Or maybe I'll be too foggy with all the painkillers to get much of anything done. If I post a finished sweater to Ravelry with three sleeves, you'll all know why.
at 1:15 PM
Tuesday, February 3, 2015
The storm wasn't as bad as I expected and we never lost power. I can't begin to say how thankful I am for that. I've spend a few days snowed into my apartment without any heat, and although we survived just fine, it isn't as fun as romantic movies make it seem, lol. I did manage to get quite a bit of knitting done, besides this completed sweater. I knit through the 2nd clue for Follow Your Arrow, and yesterday I banged out the 3rd clue in one day!
On a slightly related note, I've gained quite a bit of weight since my injury. That happens when you go from being really really active to sitting all day. Aaron recently got started as an Herbalife representative so I took advantage of his discount in exchange for being a Guinna pig. I've been having protein shakes for breakfast and lunch, and then eating better at dinner. So far, I've felt great. I haven't been hungry. I've been making shakes with real food that I would normally eat but don't always have time to eat on work days. I also picked up the suggested supplements and I'm enjoying feeling alert and satisfied when I eat. So far I've lost about one pound a week, and considering that the only exercise I get is what I can do at physical therapy, that's not too shabby. I think it's really important to get off as much extra weight as I can, not for appearances sake (I carry my weight really well and most people don't know I'm over weight), but for health reasons. And it'll definitely be easier on my surgically repaired knee if I'm carrying less weight around. So, I'll let you all know how it goes.
at 8:25 AM
Monday, January 26, 2015
Now, if you haven't heard, there's a massive storm heading my way and we are expected to have winds up to 65 mph, and 30" of snow. Power outages are expected. I've lived through winter storms without power before and we are prepared. We can cook. We have milk and bread (it's a "thing" out here that I don't really understand but have to just do so I don't have to hear about it). Aaron got my car off the street and into the parking lot. Alex is home with me and Dante will be home well before the storm hits. We have blankets and plenty of hats and sweaters to keep us warm. The boys will go a little crazy at first but they'll adjust. We have a camp lantern, and plenty of candles thanks to Aaron's candle making hobby. If I loose power (which I probably will), I'll check in as soon as it's returned. We will be safe, mostly warm, and fine :)
Calligraphy sweater and Aaron's Slade sweater. I started the button bands on my sweater, and I'm finished with the back and left-front on Aaron's. And then there are several pairs of socks in progress so really, there's plenty to do.
I definitely won't be sledding with my boys. My visit to the Ortho revealed that I will most definitely be having knee surgery as soon as worker's compensation approves it. The recovery will take a few months but I expect to be back up and on my feet in only a few days. I'm told I'll be as good as new by summer, which is perfect because I'll finally be finished with school by then and I'll be ready to go have some fun.
at 6:59 AM