Friday, 24 December 2010
celtic hearts shawl
I don't quite remember just how I messed up the last attempt. It's not a difficult pattern at all and the diagonal lines give a sure way of seeing where I am up to in any row. This is just a shade over 300 gm of the Rustic, knit on 5.5 mm needles and I could probably have used 6 mm. I cast off using a crochet hook and did one chain in between each lot of stitches. There was no way I was going to undo well over 300 stitches if I decided it was a bit tight.
My son's ankle injury as detailed in previous post below is really quite nasty. He's seen the orthopaedic surgeon and has a definite date for surgery of January 20. He had hoped to get in on a cancellation yesterday but that was not to be. He says the pain of surgery about equals the current pain and at least it would mean things were on the mend. There are lots of small bone chips which have to be removed. One ligament seems to be shredded along its length but it's still in one piece. Another two ligaments have been totally pulled off their anchorage points on the bone and have quite possibly also lost some of their length. The surgeon is considering just how to fix this.
I wish you all a happy Christmas and a great new year. I'm thinking of going to the midnight service at the Anglican church just up the road. However, I may need to get DIL to pick me up afterwards. It's only a few minutes walk but after midnight in Enmore does not sound inviting. The footpaths are quite rough in some spots and one person with an ankle injury is more than enough in the house.
I'm looking forward to the new year and a much better one than last year. In one sense last year was good in that it saw the finalising of several matters. The process, however, was horrible. I'm looking around and hope to pick up somewhere to buy soon. House settlement is the middle of January.