I've got a WIP to share today.
I got the first of the mens mittens done that I mentioned last week. I just love the seed stitch stripe pattern I put in there. So much more fun than just plain stockinette. I'm using size 5 needles with a worsted weight yarn. It's nice and firm, but not too firm. I think they will be warmer than the average mitten would be if I'd knit them on a size 7 or 8 needle as would be expected for this weight of yarn. If there is any interest, I might write up this pattern and post it on the pattern blog, for free of course. Let me know if you think that's a good idea.
I am also well on the way to finishing the second Wheat Rib sock. I got the toe done, and I'm just over an inch into the foot. I was much further, but last night I realized I'd put the rib pattern on the sole of the foot, so I had to frog back to the toe and start over. My brain just isn't working so well right now. It's so distracted, or maybe easily distracted. I am having a hard time concentrating on anything and sleep is but a memory. I'd love to be able to have some sleep. I'm having small panic attacks too. I think Tommy's death has put me over the edge in the stress-handling-ability dept.
I have started a new beading project. It's actually a sidetrack kind of project. I'd planned to do some other things, but after seeing this pattern, I HAVE to do it, now!!! The name of the pattern is Luis. It's a Seahorse pendant!
|I did not make this one. It's what mine is supposed to look like when I get it done.|
It's so cute! It's also in German. I started it today by translating the pattern into English (Yay Google Translator.). It's done in Right Angle Weave with some herringbone stitch. I ordered the crystals for it over the weekend. They should be here in a day or two. If you feel brave (or speak German), you can find Luis on Fantasiabeads. He's a PDF pattern (and he's about $18 US).
I finally heard from my Gynecologist/Surgeon on the results of my pelvic ultrasound. Urg. I heard from him about 6 hours after Tommy died. Not a good time to hear that the Endometrial Ablation is a no go. You know that 'small uterus' he thought I had? It's actually a 4 inch diameter tumor attached to the inside wall of my large ute. With that, and the whole outside covered in tumors, he said there is no way I can have anything less than a complete Hysterectomy. I'm not surprised, but it's still scary to think about. Thankfully, nothing is cancerous. It's all fibroids. He said I'll be in the hospital for a at least one night, maybe more depending on how things go.
My surgery is scheduled for October 21. In some ways I'm looking forward to it--"hooray, no more periods, no more birth control, no more bleeding like crazy, no more cramps, no more money spent on pads and tampons!" (Think of the money I'll save!) The other side of me thinks "Yeeks! Surgery, pain, agony, helplessness, trusting doctors to keep me alive, ick!"
I'm most afraid of the Coumadin 'bridge' I have to do. I take Coumadin, which is a blood thinner, because of a genetic blood disorder I have that causes blood clots in bad places. I can't be on the Coumadin and have surgery, so I have to go on Lovenox for 3 days before the surgery, and then 3 days after. It is also a blood thinner, so I don't really know why they are switching me to it. Either way, they are worried about bleeding me to death in the surgery. I don't like Lovenox. I've had it before. I have to inject needles into my tummy twice a day. Yuk!
I'm so glad we've got that Hawaii trip scheduled for the first part of December. I'm gonna need a vacation after all this. Assuming there are no complications, I should be completely recovered by then.
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Live long and prosper. \\//