Monday, October 3, 2011


Well, I didn't actually lie ... but I *was* being unrealistically optimistic in my last post, and trying really hard to find the silver lining in an otherwise pretty dismal cloud.

The truth is that it will be weeks before these feet are healed. I'm only able to get up out of the recliner long enough for bathroom breaks and a quick check of email before the pain is overwhelming. My feet have to be elevated 24/7. Even knitting is going to get old really soon. In the past 24 hours I've finished the lavendar socks (they were just past the heel turn day before yesterday), and another cowl, and started a new silk scarf (from the wedding stole leftover yarn) ....
I had also decided to knit my niece and her hubby an aran sampler afghan for a wedding present but it isn't even started yet. So I did this 'sampler of the sampler' to send along for their gift-opening:
And I said 'send along' because I won't be going to the wedding now. :-(

Jason, Hailey and I had planned to leave this Friday and drive together (about a thousand miles to just outside Calgary, Alberta), and then Mischa (who is in New York right now) would fly in to meet us there for the wedding, and then drive back with us. I was SO looking forward to having all this time with my children (who are no longer children, and trying to get us all together anymore is like herding cats!) and to being there for Doneen's wedding ... but there's no way I can do it. Or much else. Except knit.

Not having fun. Maybe if I get a better sleep tonight I'll see the humor in this situation again tomorrow. Cross your fingers for me!


Esther V. said...

Beautiful knitting jobs, Marilyn. How did Julie's shawl turn out after you blocked it? You are the one that taught me to block my finished items..what a difference.
The socks are amazing!! definitely match!!(smiling)...
The afghan will be amazing..
Keep looking for the humour in everything..why not invite Jane(from the weaving shop) over for a quick tea...she is such a ray of sunshine. xoxo

Anonymous said...

I would find it very hard to find the humor in all the pain and suffering you're going through right now, but if anyone can do it, I know you can. I was so sorry to hear of your accident and wish you all the best in your recovery. Sorry you and the two Michaels didn't get to eat that lovely roast you prepared that evening. Sounds as if it will take lots of time for you to heal, and being the active person that you are, it must be torture for you to have to be held back like that. But for your loyal followers, I feel we will be privileged to see lots more of your creative handiwork now that you're confined... so good for us... bad for you! Seriously tho, I'm wishing you a full, speedy recovery and pain-free days ahead. Constantly LOVE your blog and check everyday! xoxo

wendy said...

good grief! septembers are your nemesis! keep knitting blogging smiling through your trials. may you heal quickly, warm hugs.

N. Maria said...

You really MUST be hurting because I have never seen you sit/stand still long enough in one spot!
The knitting photos are wonderful to see. I'm sorry you won't be able to be with your children. :(
Love to you and Michael.

Julie said...

The stole is beautiful. I wore it throughout the ceremony and pictures, which were outdoors. There are lots of pictures in this dropbox album of Doneen's wedding