Update Sunday

I've changed to the new blogger. Let's see what issues pop up here. I was planning to move to the free word press blog, but have found it to be very frustrating in terms of posting. Pictures haven't been a problem, but many of my post disappear after I hit the publish button. I'm already tired of writing my posts twice with a 50/50 chance of going to the land of lost posts. Blogging used to be so easy! For now, I'll put my effort in here and hope for the best.

Just when I think I'm healthy and had my share of flu bugs, I'm on the injured list. I hurt my knee a few weeks ago and it seemed no big deal at the time. Now it's back with a vengeance. I finally got an M.D. appointment on Friday. Her thinking is that it's a bad tendinitis (my ankle and leg hurt too) due to possible compensation in my walking when my knee was injured. In my opinion today (Sunday), it's a lot more than tendinitis (practicing without out a license). I went for the x-ray she ordered on Saturday. Walking toward the hospital, my knee gave in and I felt a horrendous pain. At that point, I think I invented a few never before heard curse words! The x-ray was taken and I was sent on my merry way. I'm on 800mg of Rx ibuprofen 3 x a day until I hear from my M.D. I think maybe I'll go to bed until 2008 and see if that's going to be any better. I hurt my knee bending down to floor level and leaning way in the back of the shelf to get a bottle of Arizona brand of diet green ice tea. My sister once said: "I wouldn't care if I weighed 1,000 lbs I'd never drink any diet drinks" I'm beginning to see that diet drinks can be hazardous to your health! I'm going to try to settle down and knit to take my mind off of my knee.

Speaking of knitting, I'm finally near the end of knitting the second self striping sock. My plan is to start the 2 socks on 1 needle (magic loop) for the KAL that's going on with the "For the love of socks "yahoo group. It ends the last day in February, so I'd better get started. One of the women in the group is nursing us through this technique for knitting socks. We have a pattern that spells it all out with colored notes and everything. Plus links to other tutorials. It's nice because everyone has similar questions and gets stuck in the same places, our host is good at explaining how to get past these issues. So, maybe at the end of the KAL, I'll have learned something new for 2007!

I finished my swatch for Beadwork and will be casting on for the actual sweater. I'm doing the this gansey style sweater as written . Other's in the KAL are doing it as a pullover, pullover top down or modifying it in other ways. It's been interesting to learn new info about sweater construction and making modifications.

Lastly, I don't know if I mentioned it in a previous post, but I've signed on for Project Spectrum.

I'm telling you folks, I'm a glutton for punishment! 8-)


Chris said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your knee! :( I hope they figure out what the problem is.

Diane said...

I hope they figure out what's up with your knee.

I'm finding the new blogger to work out great.

irishmama said...

Sorry to hear about your knee, hope you find out what's wrong soon.

Holly said...

A knee out of commission is rough. If you put your feet up while you're knitting try putting a pillow under your knee so it bends just slightly. Yes, I'm practicing without a license as well, but I find this takes the pressure off my knee.

HibiscuitsGirl said...

Ugh. I'm sorry about your knee. Go back to bed, sweetie. Come back out in the spring.