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:(