Feeling Proactive


I'm thrilled to report that I'm finished (finished!) with the shawl.  Phew.  I was a little worried last week but then I hunkered down and focused.  It's amazing how much I can get done when I am trying my best.  I listened to a lot of podcasts and during the evening I exclusively knit on the shawl while watching TV.  Sadly, I cannot read a book while knitting this project.  Hopefully I'll be blocking over the weekend.


My gym visits are getting more challenging and I'm sore in a good kind of way.  I haven't had any back spasms for a solid week and I haven't taken Tylenol either for the week.   This is serious progress that makes me happy.  My RA is behaving and so I just show up at the gym and try to do what he tells me to do.

I love feeling proactive about my health.  Control freaks tend to be like that. 

Frodo is extra fluffy and has lots of knots 
 Call me crazy, but I have an insane idea to knit a sweater for my babysitting toddler girl in a week.  All so she can have the sweater for the holidays.  It's only 440 yards, easy peasy right?  I'll keep you updated, currently I'm on the hunt for the right color of red in a wool blend. 

My internet was wacky off and on all week, so today they came to check our system.  The guy said 'oh, that's not good'... Something outside was broken (amplifiers??) and they fixed it all in the same day that I called.  I call that excellent service. 

And I'm back on line and my pages are loading, I feel spoiled.


Tomorrow, my husband is having surgery for his trigger finger.  I have a long space of time to knit like demon -- on those hats that I want finished by next Wednesday.  I'm packing an activity bag for all the waiting around.

Supposedly, we might get some snowflakes on Sunday, I can only hope so!!




Comments

  1. You are definitely a focused and determined knitter! That is a lovely shawl (great color!) and I look forward to seeing it blocked. I'm sorry about your husband' s surgery, but the silver lining might be all that knitting time for you. Bet you get those hats done!

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  2. Good luck to your husband on his surgery & to you on having to deal with the patient!

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  3. So glad that your trainer is helping you have good results!!! Keep up the good work. Best wishes to your husband tomorrow. I'll be thinking healing thoughts for him.

    Happy knitting.

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  4. You are a knitting machine, girl! I just love that pink and can't wait to see it blocked. Waiting room time is excellent for knitting... productive and calming. Prayers for smooth sailing on your husband's surgery and recovery. blessings ~ tanna

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  5. Well, you have been a whirlwind of busy these days!

    I hope your husband's surgery goes well. I had surgery on my thumb a few years back for the same thing, and it was just fine. Hopefully it will be noneventful for him as well.

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  6. Here's to successful surgery and enough in your activity bag to keep you happy and busy while you wait. If you decide you want to knit something, I have no doubt you can get it done.

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  7. lot of knitting! God bless your husband and the surgery! I hope you have a peaceful week and are able to do your knitting goals!

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  8. Congrats on finishing the shawl. Can't wait to see how the lacy bit opens up after blocking. Wishing the best of luck/happy healing to your husband & good knitting to you.

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  9. I am hoping his surgery went perfectly and your knitting was most productive!

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  10. L0VE that shawl, Karen. Great color, too. Thinking good thoughts for your DH. Hope the surgery went perfectly and that he heals quickly. So glad that you are getting good results for your back, too. Have a good weekend!

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  11. Hopefully the surgery goes well and the knitting keeps you occupied in the hospital. Have a nice weekend.

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  12. Im always looking for good new podcasts for knitters. ANy you know of? I love the Fat Squirrel. Good to pack YOUR hospital knit bag. Here's hoping the surgery is a big success! Glad you feel better and you like the gym

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  13. Hope the surgery went well and that your knitting was a good companion.

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  14. Wishing your husband all the best. I had that surgery over 30 years ago. The most important thing is to do all of the following therapy. I love your knits. I hope you find the right red yarn and can knit up that little sweater.

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  15. Love those colors in the shawl, Karen. Hoping your husband's surgery went well! Like CathieJ, I had that surgery years ago. Actually, I think I had it once on each thumb, LOL! Yes, as long as he does the therapy he will be back to normal in no time! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving! xo

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  16. Wonderful progress and I always love seeing Frodo. Miss Babs yarn is springy and can used as DK also.

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