From k2togwonderfullymade. Here is her comment:
March 29th is the big day. I started blogging in 2005, (wow - three years!!!) initially to share my scrapbooking and my paintings with my family who were out of town. Things sure have changed. If you troll though you can see tons of different "arts" a-happenin' over here.
So. That means I guess that it is time for a contest... Can you tell I'm bored?
Here's what you will win:
You will win a sweaters worth of worsted weight Superwash Merino Wool in the dyed color of your choice. (1,500 yards maximum) Since it will be kettle dyed, it will be a semi-solid color, and I will work with you on your choice. This stuff is soft baby, and you WILL love it!
One caveat though. Since I'm still in bed with this foot of mine, you will need to wait until I am ready to dye it for you. That could be awhile. You know I'm not supposed to walk or stand on this darn thing for 8 weeks and it has been 1 1/2 weeks so far. Or, if I get crazy enough, and I decide to slide downstairs on my bumm to the dye studio and start dying, you might get it sooner.... (not gonna happen, I'll make Byron bring me down!). I make no promise on a date of delivery, but I do promise that you will get the yarn. It's just gotta be after I heel up a little longer....
And, here's what you've gotta do....
By Saturday, March 29th at 12:00 PM Mountain Time, you have to tell me your very most favorite knitted item you personally have done so far in your knitting career, and why. Why is it so special to you? Why do you love it so much? Is it the yarn? Is it the patten? Is it a memory you have from wearing it one time?
1. You need to have knit the item yourself.
2. It must be a finished project.
3. You must state somewhere in your comment the length of time you have been knitting, and tell who taught you to knit.
4. You need to leave a link to your blog with a photo of the knitted piece, or to a picture of the
item on Ravelry so that we can all see. This can also be a pattern link on Ravelry as well.
5. You need to choose a pattern that you would like to knit, (what you would use the yarn for) and leave a link to that pattern for all of us to see.
If you do not have a blog, or are not on Ravelry, you may send me a photo by email to qualify and I will try to post it on here for all to see.
That is it everyone!
That's all she wrote, so knit on......!!!!!
Well, I won't say it's been a bed of roses. That's for sure. Listen, half the battle is the medication they give you afterwards. Don't get me wrong. It's needed, but I'm on some strong stuff and really, all it seems to do is mess with my head and stomach. If you have to be prescribed another medication for nausea then you know this is some bad-*ss stuff. ('scuse my French, but, this stuff is NOT good). On the other hand, it does help with the pain.
Today I'm trying to go all out on the Tylenol. Two tablets. It's extra strength, sure, but Hmmmmmm, my foot hurts. BUT!!!!! My head, and my stomach are GREAT!!!!! Doing the happy hop here.
So, the first week is over and it was all kindof a haze. Lot's of TV and videos, lots of silent staring out the window, and smiling at the dust motes dancing in the sun. Yeah... Seriously. But this has got to stop. Oh get this, I have BED SORES!~!!!!! My elbow, is rubbed raw, and I have a blister on my heel. This from my 600 thread count Egyptian cotton sheets. I know, not the softest, but middle of the line, BUT I SHOULD NOT HAVE BED SORES! Let's talk about my buns. They are asleep. Laying in the prone position is not good for a body. (no bed sores there, thank you GOD!) But look here. Here is a shot of my foot in the hospital bed right after the surgery in the hospital bed.
And, here's a little bitty shot of my foot at my first Dr.'s appointment out of all the wraps. It's little, look away if you don't like it - it's my blog so deal. But for those of you sicko's you can click for big.....
I even have a non-ankle, I guess you call that a "cankle," where your calf and your ankle are at one with each other, showing no distinction between the two. How strange. I usually have VERY distinct giant bones sticking out on each side, now nicely padded with.... What? Anyway.
And, LOTS of gifts from all my knitting friends. Thanks for all the stuff Wanda, Jeni, Marsha, Michelle, Terri, Stacey, Tiffany, Kim, Sam, and Kelly. I got all kinds of stuff all packed into the BEST knitting basket of all. And, it's red. yeah baby.
Not an hour after that, I got another HUGE basket of goodies from my neighborhood Book Club. I kid you, I got no less than 15 books and mags with tons of candy and things that the kiddos absconded with lickedy-split. Both baskets contained a lot of chocolate. Yummmmmmmmy.
And, I'm knitting this:
So, that's about it for now. My foot can only hold itself in the down position for so long. Farewell, and that is all she wrote.
Knit on my friends!!!!!
If anyone knows of someone who might be willing to learn to re-skein yarn here in the Denver Area PLEASE let me know. I need to find someone ASAP due to a large order that needs to get out NOW. Pay will be $10 an hour, or in yarn if you like, with the expectation that the yarn will be skeined, labeled, and ready to be delivered within a reasonable amount of time. If it works out, this can be a continuous job for someone who is motivated to earn some extra money on the side. It is not an easy job, but once you get it going it's no sweat. Just a bit boring, but I've got a TV all set up for the job.
Put One Foot in Front of the Other:
But in this case, it's the same foot. So here is my foot now, as of a week ago. Those two screws you see there will be removed and I'll have several more in different places on my bones. That sideways V you see there up on the toe bone? You can guess what that means.
Today is the day. I go into Porter Hospital here in Denver at 1:00 and the surgery starts at 3ish. I'll be staying the night and then home to my blessed bed tomorrow. Can't wait for that.
Moving on. I went to San Diego last Wednesday and got home Monday night. My friend Roxanne who has the BEST little family is adding one more to the fold. She's due in the next two weeks or so and I cannot wait to see the baby. Meanwhile, I got to visit my family and friends at home, plus visit my favorite knitting store, Knitting in La Jolla. While there all my friends came in and we had a blast together. Hi Kristi! Hi Lisa! Hi Beth! Hi Suzanne! I miss you all already. There is nothing like sitting in your "home" store, with the people who taught you how to knit, snuggled up in all that yarn, surrounded by the best patterns and cool knitting goods around. I got to sit with Suzanne and pick her brain for running my business. I had a few "lightbulb" moments with her, and of course a good heart to heart, as usual about life and business and etc. You know what I mean. She's a gem, and willing to share EVERYTHING. I love that and need a mentor in my life like that. Thank you Suzanne.
Here is the baby sweater I dyed and knit for Roxanne's baby. I also gave her "Chubby Bunny" from the same book. LOVE that book. Scroll down to see that photo and info, since I have no memory for anything right now (hold me - I'm scared).
Ok, folks, you all have a great week, and I'll see you on the other side.
And, that's all she wrote...........