Annyeong haseyo. I am so glad to start a new day. Yesterday was stressful and filled mostly with driving while thoughts of my husband swam about my mind. He decided last minute to have the foot surgery. After reading articles online E felt trying to heal naturally would not heal 100% well. He would end up having arthritis in his right foot and just be able to walk. Surgery would allow him to run again which is his goal by his August birthday.
So Tuesday I drove him to the outpatient surgery center which is an hour away from where we live. We found out the doctor was running late so that meant everything would be pushed back a half an hour, causing childcare pick up to go past 6 p.m. So after the surgeon met with us before my husband went in I drove back home to grab a bite to eat since I would hit pick up traffic at the schools. I then got each daughter, drove us back to the hospital, and picked up the prescriptions. E was already a half an hour out of surgery, waking up. We had to wait until five for him to be released. Then it was a trek home in traffic for one and a half hours. After I got him settled comfortably on the couch, the tween made us a toast dinner and I treated myself to a margarita for getting through the day.
He had a semi-uncomfortable night which meant my sleep was choppy, but he is in good spirits this Wednesday with no need to take his painkiller. Just ice and elevation while reclined in bed. Meanwhile, I am detoxing the stress via green smoothies and green tea + hydrating with my hot water to make up for not reaching my usual, daily quota of water the past three days.
With everything going on, it doesn’t feel like I’ve gotten much knitting done but there is progress from last week:
My STITCHES West 2016 Cowl is now 38″ long. I have 10 more to go.
The first sock of Hermione is knitted up to the picking up of its gusset. For my nonknitting readers, here is a link to show you the anatomy of a knitted sock.
In the first photo, you see the cute heel flap and the heel turn. The criss-crossing fabric is thicker than the rest of the sock because it is the heel flap that rests against the back of your heel and rubs against your shoe. The heel turn goes right under.
The second photo shows you the cuff, leg, and the gusset’s wide opening. I will be decreasing every other round to narrow down the gusset to the sock’s original cast on number of 64 stitches before starting the foot portion.
I have to throw a shout out to Andi who gave me so much help via Ravelry messaging. I didn’t quite understand the heel turn instructions as they were different from my vanilla sock pattern. She told me the basics and then when I mentioned my not-so-quick mind would have to go old school and write it all out, this angel messaged me back fast with it all written out! Andi, kamsa hamnida again! XX
Before I go, I am pleased that you enjoyed Monday’s post beginning on Chinese New Year. I loved how some of you shared your cultural backgrounds. Please, more of you, tell me what customs you observe. I like learning something new.
My goal was to work on these projects as I’d like to get back on track with the cowl and get this sock done so I can move onto another. But I think I’m going to take a quick nap. Have a good hump day. TTYL.