No matter what with me, health issues are never easy. Ovarian cysts, two years to diagnose. Leg is killing me. Go to doctor (finally after 6 months), he thinks its a stress fracture on my femur, orders MRI. MRI doesn’t show a stress fracture but he’s not convinced he sees something on bone that he thinks may indicate it. So no explanation for pain, but he is sending me to a physical therapist. And in the meantime he’s going to speak with the radiologist. Maybe its because I wait so long to go to the doctor that my pain seems irrelevant. Maybe its because I just don’t know how to communicate well. Maybe its just because I really in life have not had that many occassions to visit the doctor, so I’m just ill equipped to handle the situations. Maybe, maybe, maybe, I don’t know, but at least maybe the physical therapist can help me figure out how to exercise so as to not hurt myself any more.
Speaking of easy but not easy. My bomber jacket. Its coming along quite nicely. In fact I’ve finished the outer shell and last night cast on for the inner lining. It took about 1 week and 5 days to complete. Pretty good timing, although the inner lining (which is exactly the same thing as the outer shell) will probably take a tad longer as I won’t have a long-weekend of a lot of knitting to aid in the process. Here are my thoughts on the project so far:
- The pattern is nice because there are no seams in the end (well except for sewing the outer and inner lining together with an over stitch). Everything is knit by picking up stitches, etc.
- Need 5 billion stitch holders for project. Thankfully I had 4 billion available so I was able to make due.
- While I’m thrilled there’s no seams to sew in the end, the pattern itself has been a bit perplexing. I had to rip out a few rows on one side of the jacket because I had read how to do the short rows wrong. Its taken several reads of the pattern to actually grasp the concept and I’m usually pretty good at deciphering patterns.
- I love Cascade Eco Wool. Knits up quickly, nice feel to knit with, although I’m not 100% sure I’d like in a sweater might be a tad itchy for direct skin contact.
- All in all I’m pleased with the project and am looking forward to the finished project.
Well actually we did go hiking on Friday, despite my gimpy leg, at Pickle Springs in Missouri. I’ll post a picture or two next time I post.