"Properly practiced, knitting soothes the troubled spirit, and it doesn't hurt the untroubled spirit either." ~ Elizabeth Zimmerman


I Finished Some Socks!

I got some wonderful news this morning. I no longer have to give myself the Lovenox shots. I am done with that medication.


The swelling has gone down a little in my leg. I actually have an ankle sticking out on the left side. I'd almost forgotten what it looked like. I missed my ankle. I'm glad to have it back. I'm still in quite a bit of pain, but I'm forcing myself to do things. This morning I actually took a shower. Required standing on the painful extremity for more than a couple minutes, so I think the fact I accomplished it is awesome. I need to get back on my feet. Or someone needs to show Sweet Hubby where the fresh food aisle is in the grocery store. I am so missing fruit and veggies.

I encouraged SH to go to work this afternoon. He's starting to go stir crazy. He said he'd come home at 5:30. So far, I'm doing okay without him, more or less.

Last night I got the last 4 inches of that second Opal 1296 sock done. Yes!!! Here's a pic I took about half an hour ago.

Petticoat 1296 socks

Pattern: I winged it. Basically my standard top-down 2-circular needle sock pattern with the following stitch pattern for the leg:

Rnd 1: K3, slip 1
Rnd 2: Knit.

Yarn: Opal Petticoat in color #1296

Needles: Size 2 Addi Turbo Lace Circular.

Cast On: September 6, 2008
Completed: September 28, 2008

Have a great day.


  1. Your socks are gorgeous! How do you match them so perfectly? Mine always seem to be "off" a bit. Glad your feeling better.

  2. I love those socks. The Petticoat colors are my favorites.

    Hope you are on your feet soon.

  3. So glad you're getting better. It must feel like a long process to you. Hopefully you'll make quicker progress now that improvement has started.

    The socks are lovely. I have some of that yarn in my stash and am looking forward to knitting it up after seeing your pretty Petticoats.