Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Knitting Friends...I've Missed You!

It’s been almost a year since I have blogged. I hope I haven’t lost my readership. My laptop died and I just was not finding an app for my IPad that I liked for Blogger and I did not want to switch to WordPress. I have now purchased a new IMac Air laptop.

I was hospitalized on August 29th for a double knee replacement. Being on pain meds plays tricks with your brain. It’s not easy to focus on a pattern so I started these self-striping socks that is just your basic sock pattern.

While in rehab, a co-worker who bikes to work would then bike 10 miles out of her way to visit with me. On one of her visits, she had her husband with her and grabbed these socks, and commented how beautiful they were. I knew these socks had to be hers.  

My friend and co-worker Jane was moving into her new house when I called her the first week I was home from the hospital and unable to drive. I needed her to take me to the doctor’s office. It was urgent. She dropped everything and came to my aid. These socks are hardly enough to thank her for everything she has done for me.

You may wonder how one decides on a double-knee replacement. After being in much pain on a regular basis for so long, the decision was easy. It was not as brutal as some led me to believe.
So, here I am at the hospital about 3 days after surgery. I look like a “mess” but the meds let me think I'm beautiful and my attitude tells me I’m doing ok and I’m giving a thumbs up.

Here I am about five weeks later and my first day home and finally able to do my hair and apply makeup. I’m a happy camper. My doctor lied to me.  He told me I would be in rehab 8-10 days.  People, I was there five weeks.  He and I are still friends.

During my recovery I was so blessed with so many people stepping forward and sincerely offering to help me. I received get-well cards from people that I barely knew. My good friend, Marie ran errands for me. My daughter came for several days and was dynamite helping clean, cook and take care of me. I am truly blessed.

I have many more finished knitting projects to share with you. I am back on a regular basis to the world of knitting blogs and other things that interests me such as my photography.


  1. For a double replacement, you look great! And I agree, most blogs aren't mobile/iPad useable... It stinks!

    I'm glad you're back!

  2. You look great. Glad to have you back in the world of bloggers.

  3. There you are! A few weeks ago you put up a post wondering if you would be able to see any comments. I did comment, but never saw it appear, then your posts were gone.

    Glad to see you are back. You've been through a lot, but sounds like you will be pain free. :)

    I'm certain the gifts were appreciated, especially since they were lovingly made by you.

  4. Lovely socks. I wish I was that experienced at knitting. I am more of a crocheter. The only thing I have knitted are the diagonal wash clothes. Do you have any other suggestions on simple projects?

    I am glad to see that you are doing so well. I am looking at eventually having a right knee replacement. I am happy that things went so smoothly for you even though rehab was so much longer then expected.

    Hope to see you here again soon.

  5. Welcome back! We are all so glad to see you & your knitting again! Great socks...given to such a great friend & co-worker. I knew that in time you'd figure out the blogger thing & the photos & the new laptop!

  6. Welcome back! We're all so glad to see you & your knitting again. Such great sock for such a wonderful & dear friend. I knew that it time that you'd figure out the Blogger thing & the photos & the new laptop! Way to go!

  7. Fabulous to see you back here! You're looking fantastic, & I'm looking forward to seeing all the knitting. Best wishes and hope you are totally back on your feet really soon!

  8. Awesome to see a new post :). I have not been great about posting lately either, been since with one cold after another since Oct. Trying to get myself together to get back to spinning and knitting, not like I dont have anything that I am working on, just need to start working on them again. Don't let the time slip by so long before you post again :).

  9. WOW. I had stopped visiting your blog because it had been so long since you'd posted I had no idea you had so much going on. I've never heard of anyone doing both knees at the same time. Docs around here only do 1, then when you heal and can really be active again they do the 2nd one. I can see why the rehab would be soooooooo long with having both done. So wonderful you had such great help from some pretty wonderful people. Socks look great, love the colors, she'll be happy and think of you everytime she wears them. Welcome back to knitting, welcome back to blogging.

    I'm out and about blog visiting today from Bridge and Beyond. It's a New Year, 2013 and we've got lots of new things going on. Please hop over for a visit, spend some time, leave comments. That helps the blog you know. AND catch up on all the new information. Did you know we're not just knitters and crocheters anymore? Do you Quilt? Did you know we have a Facebook Group now? AND there's more. See you soon.

  10. It is sooo good to see you back on the blog. I've been mia alot this year as well, so I understand, tho my mia wasn't medical issues, more like laziness on my part. I hope you will be posting more often, and I'm glad you are well and mending.