Now brace yourself for the UGLY... Yes that is my right foot. The lovely lump is a spur that I've been contending with for a few centuries. The entire weight bearing joint...big toe included is coroded with arthritis. The joint is shot. Although it is not excruciatingly painful, it is a constant ache that I have lived with for quite some time and is progressively getting more and more uncomfortable...effecting my back and pinching a nerve in my right butt cheek (more info than you ever could have dreamed of wanting huh?). Well anyway the consensus of 3 opinions was it is way to far gone for cortisone and medication. I need surgery. The flip side was to wear orthopedic shoes/orthodics and nurse my foot. I'm sorry but at 44 yrs of age I am just not willing to give up activity (like walking to try and lose my fat right butt cheek) and nurse my foot. At 84 maybe, at 44 .l.. no way. So surgery it is... It involves metal plates and screws and is called a fusion. It involves 6 weeks of a wooden shoe... and no driving. So I am just pretending that all that is an option... I cannot make it through 1 day without driving, 6 weeks?! But... it is what is is... so August 13th I will be giving Lindsey Wagner a run for her money. Oh did I mention I can't even chalk it up to prime knitting time since my 2 fall classes begin promptly on 8/20.Just a shot of some of my lovely flowers to help you recover from the ugly.
Tuesday, July 24, 2007
Rank in at #1 of the Good... Persian Tiles. I am determined to discipline myself to the best of my ability. I have a strong desire to have this wonderful design wrapped around me while I sit on the bleachers this fall at my son's high school football games. Each repeat is 50 rounds of 179 stitches for a total of 10 rounds, then steeking (eek), then the border. The discipline? in order to accomplish my goal I will need to knit approx. 10 plus rounds per day. I am woman watch me knit!
I am thoroughly enjoying this project. I have one gripe...maybe someone can shed some light. Stranded knitting with 100% incrediby awesome wool leads to constant and continual tangling and entwining of the fibers and yarn. I hate the constant stopping to detangle. Any suggestions would be GREATLY appreciated. So that takes care of the good...perisan tiles and the bad...tangling of the yarn...
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