It's been a while since I blogged last as my heart just hasn't been in it. So I've quite a bit to show in this post as I've had a few finishes, some new starts and a knitting finish. Not sure what to do with the old knitting now. I have a ball of wool left from my shawl as I bought two just incase and for all I really like the colour I don't fancy knitting anything else in it unless I try a pair of socks which I have never done before and not sure I can do it! I have picked out my next project which is Crest of a Wave and it's a Baktus. I'd love to get some nice sock wool for it but I could really do to see it IRL rather than online so I'll see.
So here's my Holden Shawlette. It needs the ends weaving in and blocking as it's a funny shape at the moment, the top should be straight, but I really don't want to be down on my hands and knees pulling it about and pinning it plus I have no where to leave it with it Jess being home as I use her bedroom floor with towels on it!
Stitching now. I've had three finishes since my last post. First one is The Sampler Girls Diamond Jubilee Sampler. The photo does not do this piece and the fabric justice.
The Sampler Girl Diamond Jubilee Sampler
Fabric from Polstitches grab bag
Started 28th May 2012
Finished 1st June 2012
Next finish is another Sampler Girl one.
The Sampler Northanger Abbey
I think the fabric is 32 count Bay Leaf
Started 21st May 2012
Finished 7th June 2012
Final finish is the JBW Designs chart which Karan sent me.
JBW Designs French Country Flower Basket
Fabric from Polstitches grab bag
Victorian Motto Antique Hydrangea
Started & finished 8th June 2012
My SAL with Mouse is going quite well. Mouse is stitching hers on a lovely piece of Silkweaver fabric.
As Monday was SB SAL night with Barb I started a kit I'd had in my stash for a while. In fact Barb kindly bought me it for my birthday a few years ago. This one is Elizabethan Pincushion and it is so pretty. I had to frog some of it as I'd messed up!
I've been itching to start My Big Toe Designs Happiness so on Wednesday I did just that. There are two colourways for this, Autumn and Spring, and I chose Spring because I had all the GAST needed for it.
Final piece of stitching is Just Nan Christmas Sheep which I started yesterday.
Just a bit now about me and my recovery so if you don't want to read stop here!
I am now 4 1/2 weeks post surgery and I still find some days better than others. Remember the I won't overdo it again quote from my last post. Yeah it didn't work! My DH thought I could go grocery shopping with him and Abi yesterday around our local Tesco. They would do the shopping and I would just walk round with them. I thought OK maybe I can do that. Not one of his best ideas! I got round but really did not feel well and by the time I was back in the car I burst into tears. I felt so fed-up and sorry for myself.
My phone appointment with my GP did not do much to reassure me when the first thing she said to me when I'd explained was sadly it can come back out again. Not what I wanted to hear at all especially when I have done nothing to make it happen. However she did go on to say that it can take 6 to 8 weeks for everything to settle so it's just a case of wait and see. It is very disheartening though to have gone through surgery and for it to feel no different. I have a follow up appointment with my consultant ( or one of his team) on 26th June so I'm sure I'll find out then.
That's it from me for now. I've been blog reading and commenting a little and it's been good to catch up a bit.
With much love