Thursday, January 10, 2008

Surgery & Knitting

Tomorrow, I will go as an out-patient for skin graft surgery to my right hand to treat my 3rd degree burn injuries.

My doctor recommended having a skin graft rather than waiting for the wounds to slowly heal. He said that the skin graft would have a better appearance & outcome. Of course, I said, "Yes, go for it!" I NEED to get back to my knitting! My new Harmony needles are beckoning me. My white cardigan is feeling neglected...I just know that it is. I have 1 sock feeling orphaned.

I've done some knitting, but not as much as I would liked, however, I did search & find so many patterns that I have added to my ever-growing collection. I have more patterns than I will ever be able to do in my life time. (Thanks to the wonderful of the Internet and the endless free patterns!)

So...I'll be away from my knitting & the computer for a little bit, but not for long. I'll be back soon!!!

Sunday, January 06, 2008

Back to Basic Knitting

As some of you may have read from my previous blog, I sustained some serious burns to both of my hands on Christmas Eve while removing hot pies from the oven.

This has certainly stifled my knitting projects a bit, & I was so looking forward to kicking back a bit after all the hustle & bustle of the holidays & sitting back & just knitting. Ha! This plan didn't work out so well.

The doctors at the burn treatment center have encouraged me to get back to my knitting sort of as therapy. I've been trying, but it's sort of like trying to knit while wearing oven mitts! Ah....there's an idea! I probably should have had oven mitts when I was baking those pies! (I was using pot-holders instead.)

I'm really yearning to get back into knitting, so I think I'm going to try a basic simple dishcloth. Thank goodness for the humble little dishcloth.

My Fair Isle Hat (Selbu Modern)