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Onwards & Upwards

January 2014 112

I am awash in a sea of teal. It being a “thing” for a “thing” I cannot spill too many details – except that I am currently 4380 sts away from finishing the thing (which equals about 3 hours of concentrated work – it’s not a quick knit, alas). The “thing” has kept me company for the past few weeks of enforced rest and I shall be sorry to send it away.

Actually, the “thing” was much admired today by three new-to-knitting nurses. I spent some time at Glasgow’s Western Infirmary getting my leg checked by an orthopaedic specialist and took my knitting with me in case I had to wait around. The verdict? My leg is still very bruised and if I am still struggling two weeks from now, I am to see the specialist immediately. Right now, though, there is no evidence of a torn ligament (hooray! silly A&E) but the tissue surrounding the ligament is definitely badly bruised. I am to rest my leg as much as possible but also begin to do exercises including prolonged periods of walking and gentle stretching.

I am hugely relieved by the news.

However, I do find walking very fatiguing and overwhelming. As a result I am having to postpone a few engagements over the next couple of weeks. I hate disappointing people but I’m really not at my best right now. I am very sorry.

Thank you to everybody who has been in contact over the last few weeks. Your messages, texts and emails have been enormously cheering.

Onwards and upwards.

2 Thoughts on “Onwards & Upwards

  1. That is a gorgeous piece of knitting and lovely lustrous yarn. I’m so glad to hear that your knee isn’t quite as bad as you thought. Do take the walking slowly at first and build up and rest in between. Sorry I’ll stop fussing! And you knit a lot faster than I do!

  2. Glad the problem isn’t more serious than that! Wishing you a quick, easy, and uneventful recovery. <3

    P.S. – The "thing" is a beautiful color.

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