At my house we have stitches of a different kind. It has been keeping me from my knitting.
My husband has had a knee replacement. My admiration to anyone out there that has had one. It is a lot of pain, work and time.
I originally took two weeks off to be his “coach” (because now hospitals can charge a whole group of patients physical therapy and have one or two PT’s and a family member helping out), it was hard for me to see him in so much pain. But he has done well, above photo is after the bruising and swelling went down, in fact, the day the staples were coming out. I decided maybe he needed a photo of what he had been through.
It is a month post-op and I am still taking extra days off to take him to PT, and other appointments, and keep him going.
Originally, I thought I would get great amounts of knitting done during this time. In reality, it was quite a bit of work for me, and a lot of work for him. Little TV, reading or time or anything. I didn’t realize how much I depend on him until he was down for the count.
So, not much knitting. A little dyeing. Mostly trying to stay caught up with the house, yard, and cooking, and running for ice, drugs, food and a lot of dog walking.
I did follow a cardinal raising some chicks in a bush in our yard.
I think we are really turning a corner now, and I hope to get some knitting done soon!
May your knitting needles fly as fast as dragonflies….