A nurse who knits…

January 30, 2008

I’m still here…

Filed under: Dogs,Knitting,Life in general — yarnnut @ 11:29 pm

It’s really boring staying at home. I’m sure it would be better if you could do things. But when you can barely get out of bed without wincing, being at home sucks. I can’t even get any laundry done or go to the grocery store. Actually, I could probably go to the grocery store. I just can’t lift the grocery bags to bring them into the house or put them away. How pathetic. As far as my health, breathing still hurts but I hesitate to take the percocet unless I need to sleep. That stuff just knocks me out and I can barely lift my eyelids. My left eye is still bruised and the bruises on my legs and arms are surfacing. I go to the Dr. on Friday to followup and hopefully get the stitches out. I never realized how much they itch. I’ll also find out how long I’ll be out of work for. Matt finally went to the doc yesterday to get checked out. He’s all good. Just a bit sore. He got a CT and thankfully he’s got no internal bleeding.

I have some fun pictures to share though. Matt and I took the dogs over to Mount Palomar where we actually get snow last Saturday. Yes people, it snows in Southern California. Waldo, I think, enjoyed his first experience with the snow. But Wendy is probably thinking, “Why is it so cold? Get me into the car!”


“Hmmm… I like the smell of snow.”

Here are some pictures of my latest FO: the Central Park Hoodie. Sorry I don’t look better. In fact I look horrible since I can’t lift the hair dryer.


I like this sweater overall. The yarn is nice and soft and the color is beautiful. I think the problems I have with it are my fault. I made the sleeves too long. I also cast off one side of the button band too tightly so it puckers a bit but you live and learn. I’m not so bothered that I’d rip it out or anything. Overall, a wearable FO. No buttons on it yet but I can actually still wear it. And yes, I used the Knitting board in case you were wondering. I need to get a pic with a project blocking on it.

I have some other projects that I’d like to share. The first is called “Retro Rib Socks”.

The pattern is in the Fall 2004 Interweave Knits. I’m using Lang Jawoll that I purchased at Common Threads. I’m working on the first sock and so far so good. The pattern is repetitive but not so boring that I’ll quit knitting the sock.

Here’s another one called Nicole by Chic Knits.

Not too many people are knitting or have knit this pattern according to Ravelry. I’m knitting it with Debbie Bliss Cathay that I bought on sale last year. I actually love this yarn. I have heard that Debbie Bliss yarns have a tendency to pill so I’ll be on the lookout for that. So far, the pattern is great. Some lace patterns and stretches of stockinette. Fun stuff. If someone wants to knit this with me, I’d love to trade notes with you. I tried to garner interest on Ravelry but so far no biters:(

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8 Comments »

  1. What a scary thing to be in a car accident! I am glad that you are okay (all things considered…) and hope that you are feeling better soon.

    The hoodie looks great! I love the color.

    Comment by Kristina — January 31, 2008 @ 1:16 am | Reply

  2. So glad you’re well enough to blog . . . welcome back 🙂 I love that the silver lining to car accident = kick-ass FO . . . that is true knitterly dedication!

    Comment by Lindsay — January 31, 2008 @ 1:18 am | Reply

  3. “Nicole” is really pretty – I like it in the darker (on R) rather than the light. I think the blue you chose will be beutiful!!

    Glad to hear your doing better.

    I just finnished my first sweater. Its OK. Some “personal design elements” added, some mistakes.
    =) K

    Comment by Karrie — January 31, 2008 @ 1:33 am | Reply

  4. Glad to hear that you are doing ok and that you have been keeping busy playing with lots of fun fibers.

    Comment by Karla — January 31, 2008 @ 6:13 am | Reply

  5. So sorry to hear about your accident but glad you’re OK. Best wishes for a speedy recovery!

    Comment by edina — January 31, 2008 @ 6:42 am | Reply

  6. Oh, poor thing! I’m sorry you’re in pain. It’s no fun.

    But congratulations on doing the seaming on the CPH! I love the color on you, too.

    Comment by Suzanne V. (Yarnhog) — January 31, 2008 @ 3:32 pm | Reply

  7. I’m glad to hear you’re doing better. Your CPH looks really good. I still have to block my Tomato with the blocking board. I love the orange bag it comes in…thanks for the tip about getting it!

    Comment by Susan — February 1, 2008 @ 5:49 pm | Reply

  8. your CPH looks great! Well done!

    I hope you feel better soon, unfortunately only time will do it, fortunately you weren’t seriously hurt.

    Comment by Bobbi — February 2, 2008 @ 4:20 am | Reply


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