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I'm never bored. If I'm not knitting or spinning, I'm gardening or reading. Always up to something!

Monday, November 11, 2013

All Fall Down

I've been absent from my blog for a while.  Lots of sitting and lots of knitting. My shawl's finished except for the lace border. It's taking a "time-out". It's me - not the pattern.  I don't know why I can't seem to accept the fact that a repeat can end with a yo. So I decided to teach myself to knit socks from the toe up. Could I start with simple sock yarn and a cable long enough to work properly? Of course not. I had to use a cashmere blend that is difficult to rip back and magic loop with a needle that's a few inches too short. I've ordered the correct length in the correct needle size - it's on its way.
The reason I'm getting so much knitting done and don't have much to blog about is simple. I was playing with my almost-two-year-old grandson and fell in a hole. Actually, I got my weak leg (I call it my MS leg) stuck in a depression in the lawn as I was moving sideways to catch the baby at the bottom of the slide. My foot got caught, the body in motion stayed in motion. I pulled to the right to avoid landing square on the baby and twisted the bad leg. I thought I'd sprained it but the MRI showed that I actually broke a bone in my knee - much like a move by Tyson Chandler of the Knicks. (I am no Tyson Chandler...)
So I've been spending a lot of time sitting around. Many stitches being stitched - nothing finished. I haven't cried or thrown anything but I'm getting callouses on my butt  - I'm not kidding :(   ...  So the most I can summon up right now is a timely picture of two of my grandsons doing what kids do in the fall.  Unfortunately - so does Grandma!