Where I’ve been:
There are so many reasons I’ve been blog-absent for so long. I can’t believe I thought that being home for 8 weeks would make me more post-prolific, and I’m sorry if I got anyone’s hopes up. I’ve almost got my photos together and into Ravelry and Flickr, so I can have everything accessible to be able to blog “live”, as it were.
Now, where’ve I been and what have I been doing?
-I’ve been back to my surgeon. He’s verified that the recently-fixed hernia is still closed, and healing quite nicely. (Really, my scar could win a beauty contest!) He still can’t find the new hernia but that’s just ‘cus there’s too much swelling, etc. If he still can’t find it in September then I’ll go for a CT scan to find the sucker.
-I did a lot of playing with this guy:
-I took photos of this
so I could be able to show you progress after having nothing to do for the 8 weeks “off” but to knit. (Ha!)
-I knit 2.5 pairs of socks, a baby sweater, the HABS doll prototype, designed and knit a shawl (1.5 times), finished a 26″ square cabled pillow cover and worked about 12 rounds in the next blue section of the Spidey blanket. I also crocheted a pop culture figure for the 2nd time (though you haven’t even seen the first yet).
Sadly, I didn’t touch the Shoalwater Shawl (my honeymoon shawl).
-I had my midterm exam 2 weeks after the surgery. Yannick got 70%. I got 86%, doped on painkillers and wearing a nursing pillow to protect my stomach from leaning against the table. 🙂
-I spent more time with these guys
and worked my way up to being able to walk to the park.
-I took Henri back to the neurologist a few times, weaned him off his meds (that weren’t doing anything) and underwent more blood tests and an xray as we still try to diagnose him. No luck yet.
-I baked and decorated 3 different, funky cakes; two with the help of my sister. I also made a cool “treat” that was a big hit.
-I submitted to 2 different online knitting magazines. I’ve heard back from one so far, and have been accepted. Woo hoo! (Though the pattern is due 2 weeks after my final exam- YIKES!
-I slept, a lot. I did not read any of your blogs. I’m sorry, and I plan to catch up.