Friday, May 3, 2013

If It Weren't For Bad Luck...

I feel I wouldn't have any luck at all! That old Buck Owens song has been playing in my head lately. I have been feeling a bit out of sorts for awhile. Then on April 20, I went in the hospital for emergency surgery. It was my appendix, I guess that is how it is spelled. lol  I was having trouble walking. Lots of pain. I had been  rowing down that river of denial all week. Ya know, who has time for this sick crap? Not me!

And I still don't. But life sometimes catches up with you. And not only taps you on the shoulder but knocks you down with a 2 x 4. During my healing time the past couple of weeks I have been doing some knitting.

This knitted vest is called 'Harumidori'. I bought the pattern on Ravelry. I could say it was a quick knit for me but that would be far from the truth. It took me every day, all day for a whole week. Yes, I was working with a handicap. Pain killers. They mainly killed my ability to count.

See that cute, cute hood? It took an entire day picking up the stitches for it and the button band. I'm not kidding! I couldn't count to 26. The pick ups were in sections (thank goodness or I may still be working on it) and one time I'd pick up 23 and have to frog it and the next time I'd pick up 28 in the same space. I guess it turned out to be good therapy for me. Or possibly just busy work to keep my hands busy.

I put horn buttons down the front. And it has useful front pockets for busy little hands. I am imagining my grandson putting toads in them. I'm sure I'll hear about it if he does. Well, back to the couch for me.

Talk to you soon,  Tammy