Saturday, November 19, 2011

Cross Stitch and a Clot

2011-11-19 18.41.19.jpg by Mountain Purl
2011-11-19 18.41.19.jpg, a photo by Mountain Purl on Flickr.
Multi-craftural. I had forgotten how much I enjoyed other crafts besides knitting. So while I have been home recuperating I decided to pull out some cross stitch. These get tied over a pillow as part of holiday decorations. I have one more to complete - a cute Christmas one.

As for the clot. Let's just say an unwanted complication after my surgery. A blood clot in my calf.  So I get to have shots twice daily in the stomach and take coumadin for 3 months. And I need to be careful. Could be worse....

Hmm, what craft next?  Probably crochet.  I love the Rona jacket in Rowan 46.  Hmm....

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Nice Knee!

2011-11-16 08.03.17.jpg by Mountain Purl
2011-11-16 08.03.17.jpg, a photo by Mountain Purl on Flickr.
Like the knee? That's 7 days after surgery. At least my toes aren't swollen any more.  I go to the surgeon this morning to get the stitches out.  And see if I get to ski at all this season. I was doing okay until last night until it started swelling above the knee cap.  You see, I fell during skiing in March and messed up the knee and the collateral ligament and didn't get it checked out until 6 or so months later.  I thought - I can walk, how bad can it be?  Yeah, should have checked it earlier.

Speaking of getting things checked out - do you get bone density scans?  Are you around my age then you should.  I had my second one in 2 years 2 weeks ago.  Well, let's just say - guess who will be starting osteoporosis medicine next week?  They are almost positive it's heredity and that I just don't absorb calcium.  So there you go.

One thing about having surgery, you have a lot of knitting and reading time if you don't have to take serious drugs.  So I have been knitting and reading a lot lately.  I should soon have some finished objects.

So books read since December 15, 2011:
32.  Lean Mean Thirteen by Janet Evanovich
33.  Fearless Fourteen by Janet Evanovich'
34.  Raining Cat Sitters and Dogs: a Dixie Hemingway Mystery by Blaize Clement
35.  Cat Sitter among the Pigeons: a Dixie Hemingway Mysterys by Blaize Clement
36.  Hiss of Death, A Mrs Murphy Mystery by Rita Mae Brown