Thursday, 14 October 2010
Handknits For Kids
The postman brought me a nice surprise yesterday. Most of my pre ordered books have already arrived except for two that are not due just yet so when he gave me a book from Amazon I was a bit amazed. When I opened the package I found that it was a gift from my niece and her husband. As they live in London they can't just pop in to see if I am OK so they sent me a book. What a lovely thoughtful thing to do. I have put one half of the book on here today and will put the rest of it on tomorrow.
My crocheting is progressing slowly but at least I have made a bit of progress on it. I will have to do a bit of pattern altering as the wool that I am using is only a double knit and the wool for the Blue Curacao shawl is more of an aran thickness. I will have to work out some extra pattern rows into. I hope to have it finished for the weekend and then I can post both the shawls off to Debra in time for her birthday on the 21st.
The District Nurse is still calling every other day to look at my leg. It hasn't gone any worse but still showing no signs of healing yet. The good news is that the area looks pink and healthy so I am hoping that it will heal over soon. Last night I went to bed with a Tena lady pad bandaged on my leg as the night before all of my nightwear and the sheets were wet through as the dressing wasn't big enough to absorb the fluid. The District Nurse has given me a handful of bigger dressings so that I can change it a few times a day. She is calling again on Monday.
I didn't get a good night's sleep last night and so am a bit droopy today. I think that I will push on with the white shawl this afternoon (if I don't fall asleep) and try to get it a bit nearer to the finish line.
I was planning on being out and about by now but to be honest I don't even feel like going anywhere not even riding on Pearl. Maybe I will be a bit more motivated next week.