This series is called Dreams of Flying by Jan von Hollenben. Very innovative and VERY cool. I'm surprised that someone else didn't think of that sooner!
I only had two takers on the shot of my foot. I guess gruesome shots of Frankenstein feet just aren't your cup of tea. Har Har!
So, I'm not sure why sitting all the way up in a chair makes me pretty dizzy. I've got about 30 minutes in me, and that's about it. Then, I start to get light headed and need to lay down. The other thing is, I have to leave my foot up, not because I'm told to do so. No, it's because when the blood goes down in that there foot, I about go through the roof.
Byron and I have discovered that when I feel pretty intense pain, I start to faint. So far I've fainted about 5 times. My body just shuts down. I feel fine one minute, and then the next, I find myself with a panicky husband, and laying on the floor or plopped sideways on the bed.
Now, I have a request. Does anyone have a Weavette/Weave-It Loom? I have several sizes and both Byron and I tried to make something on the 2" one, and we just made a mess. I am trying to do something that I can do laying down. Knitting doesn't work it, baby. I've got to DO SOMETHING WITH MY HANDS!!!! I am bored to tears.
Have a good night everyone!
And, that's all she wrote...for tonight.
Today at the Dr. appt. I took a Frankenstein photo of my foot. If you want to see just give me a comment and I'll send you the photo. I don't imagine that I'll have many takers, but hey you never know, right?
I hope all of you had an incredible day yesterday. I sure did, but I think what helped was that I slept it away. These drugs have got to go. Heh
That's all she wrote.
The surgery went well. Drugs are good. Foot surgery is painful. I'd rather have three babies, heal, then have three more in a row, than have surgery on my foot again. I got to see the scar. It's about 7 inches long, and not pretty.
Here are some before and during pictures. Feet are ugly, I know... But, this is my blog, so this is a part of what's going on with me. I know, eewwww!
1 is the broken bone location and two is the bunionology, or is it ectomy. who knows. Drugs aren't good for my thinkingotamy.
Here is what I look like now:
Those blue tubes coming out of my foot are a cooling pad that is on top of my sutures attached to a cooler filled with ice and water and circulates around the pad on top. It's addiction at it's finest. I can't be without it, that's for sure.
Ok, that's all my head can take sitting up for now. Have a Merry Christmas! I hope you all get what you want!
And, that is all she wrote.
...But first, some yarn drying in the sun, because this is a fiber blog/journal, and I know you NEED it, just like me. I've way outgrown this drying screen, but it is good for small batches. And, you can tell this was taken last week before our big snow. There is still green on the ground. (Sylvia, if you are reading here, this batch is for you)
Whelp, I now have a nine and a ten year old. Kid 2 turned 9 on the 13th and we had a good time at her pool party. That was fun. 8 girls in a busy public pool. Kindof made me nervous.
That's our house at the top, and kid 2 on her toboggan starting down the hill. See that little dot?
The kids always end up backwards so here she is almost all the way down.
And, she made it. With a simi-fake smile.
For those of you just WAITING to write me and ask why I'm standing there on my broken foot (Tiffany) I'm NOT. I'm in my car. So, HA!
My parents arrive today, and that can only mean one thing. I know you are thinking that I mean Christmas, but I have one thing on my mind because I'm really scared. It's my foot surgery tomorrow, and my heart starts beating fast and my ears start ringing just thinking about it. Crap. I just want it over.
I don't think I'll be able to blog on here for awhile, but I will most likely be on here before Christmas. If I don't talk to you before then, MERRY CHRISTMAS.
Talk to you soon,
and, that's NOT all she wrote! (I'm scared...)
Well, I had to try it out. I have a Cormo Fleece from Cormo Sheep and Wool Farm and I pulled a bit off, scoured it, put it on the drum carder, and then spun up a single. The fluff you see on the right is the other half that I'll spin and then ply with the first sample bobbin. I LOVE to see what a fleece wants to be. I have 7 lbs, which will be probably around 3 lbs once it's washed and ready to go. This stuff is SOFT and sooooo nice. This shepherd keeps her sheep under coats so there is very little vegetable matter (VM) to deal with. If any at all! Lovely!
So, who's been cross country skiing in my backyard over night? Leaving NO pole marks, no wobbling, and somehow going UP the steps (or down) in a straight line? Totally wierd! Check this out. And, click for big....
My Mother-in-law is here,
So, I'm having surgery on my broken foot. Wednesday, December 19th. It's not just for the break, it's for the very large bunion which is causing other huge problems with all kinds of things. My mom is trying to talk me into doing both my feet, but there is NO way I could get around without her staying for the full six weeks I would need. She would have to do everything!
I'm scared. I hear it is one of the biggest painful things to do. Ack!!!!
Pray for me if you do that, and if not, send up some good thoughts PLEASE!
Now it is time for some Christmas shopping so we are off.....
And, that is all she wrote!
Well, I was browsing on over at one of my favorite blogs, "The Knitty professor" and she had a cool thing on there.
(Careful, her title for today's post may be a little offensive, since I absolutly NEVER curse. At. All. Ever. IN FACT, I may have to call Miss Professor, and ask her to remove said "bad" words from her blog.)
So, I had to rate my own blog and this is my rating:
This rating was determined based on the presence of the following words:
Can you believe that? Boy, my kids would beg to differ with this rating.
One time in Sunday School at church the teacher was talking about "bad" words and asked the kids if any of their parents ever said "bad" words" (this teacher happened to be one of my best friends).
Kid 1 raised her hand, and said "My mom does, all the time!" SS Teacher then said, "really Kid 1, what does your mom say?" snorking and snickering away.
"She says, 'oh my GOSH,' and 'stupid,' and 'idiot' when she's driving"
See now? don't I deserve at least a PG rating?????
To find your rating, click on The Knitty Professor link above. For some reason my link isn't working.
Edited to add: Asking Miss Knitty Professor to change her blog post title was said sarcastically. Oh... and also the statement that I absolutly NEVER curse. At. All. Ever. is kindof untrue. (Grandad in heaven.... you didn't read that.) I know, I've got to work on that mouth of mine.
This is what I woke up to this morning. Now, how's that for a morning sky?
This is my Mr. Greenjeans. Since I'm off my feet (heh) I knit another two inches on this guy. And, it looks great. I have decided to knit "backwards" for the purling and boy that goes FAST!!!! I like it sooooo much better than Continental or English purling. I'm not sure it will work for all applications, but for this one it works great. I'll keep you updated on the "knitting backwards." I actually think it should be called "kitting left handed," because you do the exact opposite of regular knitting, either Continental, or English.
Now, you know I love my own dyeing. But my very first hand-dyed yarn love was from Scout. She is amazing with her colors, and her yarn bases are soooo nice. Check out her colors here. This yarn above is called ZuluKnitty, and it's 400 yards of Merino/Nylon at 8-10 in. per in. She also has some cool "swag," like knitting bags, notions, and VERY cool things you don't see everywhere. Most of you already know about Miss Scout, but before Christmas, she's the place to shop for your knitting buddies. Go, GO, GO!!!
On my own dying front. I'm doing some.... but sitting down. Totally wierd, but I have some large orders that I've got to get out, and soon, so I've got my office rolling chair in the garage and I'm motoring around on that thing. What a geek. Even geekier is when The Man and I went to Home Depot tonight. I had to ride in the wheel chair. I bet he just loved pushing me around. Heh!
That's NOT brown dye people, that is charred wool. You should have smelled the garage when I noticed this. What an idiot. Man it stunk sooooo bad! Into the trash it went. Peeee Uuuuuuuu
Ok, folks, time for bed and to get this foot up....
So, that is all she wrote!
So two weeks ago, I told you I hurt my foot. Well it kept on hurting despite the fact that I thought it was nothing and that it would go away. Not so. Actually it got worse as I kept walking on it......
Today I had an appointment with a Podiatrist and had an x-ray. I broke it! Those long bones going down to your toes, where you bend your foot? Those. Really painful.... no wonder why I've been still limping around for two weeks. Now it's worse since this lovely and fashionable shoe doesn't let it bend much at all, so I just look foolish. And, I have a handicap thingy for my car. I sure could have used this yesterday when shopping around. I'll only pull this out for shopping at King Supers and the mall. Both of those places you've gotta walk FOREVER!
Here is the "fix" from the doctor: 1. No walking. 2. If I have to walk, do not let my right foot pass the left foot (the hurt one) to prevent bending. 3. When sitting, keep it elevated and iced. 4. Do not stand on it. 5) No walking.
Now, do the above for six weeks. RIGHT!!!!
BUT, now I have a request!!!!! Does anyone have a thick sock pattern? Maybe for bulky or worsted yarn. I just need to knit a sock for one foot. Ok, maybe I need to knit about 6 of them, since it is sooooo dang cold. I need to get going on these, since I have to wear this thing for 6 weeks. In two weeks we are possibly looking at surgery, so it may be longer. The surgery would be for the bunion and dislocated big toe on the same foot, which is why I may have broken it in the first place. Then I'll be in a cast for 8-10 weeks.
DO YOU KNOW WHAT THIS MEANS??????? No skiing. My seasons pass is gone to waste. ARE YOU KIDDING ME?????? No skiing!!!!! Well, but I guess that means, LOTS OF KNITTING! I guess that's not too bad.
Alrighty folks, send me any ideas you have for knitting a thick sock.
And, that is all she wrote....