Apologies for the cliff hanger! Purldaily pointed out that I never reported back after my surgery. Well I'm happy to say that it went very smoothly and I had a restful time off. I learned a few things about pain, and what it means to recuperate, and I watched a lot of movies. It wasn't fun, but I suppose if I was well enough for fun, I would have been well enough for work.
While I was recuperating, all my focus was on that. I didn't even feel like knitting the first week. When I went back to work it took a while to get back in the swing of things. Then I started an epic knitting project.
See, there was this sweater I really liked for Jim and I was waffling over whether to make it or not. Then it occurred to me that it might just be the project to finally win me a first place ribbon at the Western Fair. I've won second and a few thirds, but I have yet to place first. So if this doesn't do it, I don't know what will!
Project details on Ravelry.
Alex, who is modelling in the shot above, is another Finished Object I suppose. He just turned 20 so we are officially done parenting! Wait, no. I hear that job never ends. Well, no matter. I'm still awfully proud of him. Can you believe he is smiling for me wearing that sweater in 29C weather? What a sport!