and a treat for my fingers, so I cast on this cowl.
Knit from a skein of Bronze Casbah that I may have snagged when the last casbah order came in…it looks as though I need to place another! The casbah has been incredible to knit with. I am trying to convince myself to not steal a few more skeins for a shawl…must finish knitting some other yarns first…right??
Once again I must apologize for being so absent on the blog. There are a few reasons for this, most recently (and also the reason for the mindless knitting) is that Chris had surgery once again on his arm.
Some of you may remember in June of 2008 Chris was in an accident at work in which he fell 25+ feet onto his back and broke his left elbow, pelvis in 3 places and fractured his left heel. That was not a fun summer. He had 2 surgeries during his 2 week hospital stay in which he had 1/3 of his radial head removed (elbow bone). His recovery went very well and he was able to gain back much of his movement to touch his shoulder, but NO movement in turning his wrist…at all!
We later discovered that Chris being the amazing healer that he is, grew an extra bone…not in a helpful way thought. The bone grew between the two rotating bones of his forearm, and actually prevented them from the possibility of rotating.
So, almost 2 years later it was time to have his third surgery. It was an elective surgery, the Dr could not tell us that it would come out any better than what he had and there are some major nerves he was worried about, but after 2.5 hours of surgery Chris still has use of his hand (no major nerve damage) and we are waiting week by week to see how his recovery will go. He’s wonderfully optimistic and very determined and so we wait to see which path life takes us down this year.
As for knitting, I had the surgery day and so far 2 hospital/dr visits to work on the cowl…it gave me something to keep my fingers busy and I can’t pace when I knit, so it was a great companion on surgery day. Since then knitting has almost stopped…I was a busy nurse for the last 2 weeks, but Chris is starting to move around much better now and I am able to get my work done…things are looking up for my knitting time!!
Thank you for your well wishes and thoughts, we are doing alright and extremely thankful to this day that his surgeries have been on his arm and not his back!