Thinking About Knitting, But That’s About It

I had a very (very very very) minor surgical procedure today and while I have now been home in bed for 2.5 hours with an icepack, my laptop, and Licorice Whip, I have not knit a single stitch. The small amount of drugs I am on have me unable to focus on anything. What a waste, huh?

In the outpatient waiting room, there was a woman with a bin of yarn crocheting a really interesting looking long thing in green and ecru Caron Simply Soft. It was a neat stitch pattern, but I couldn’t tell what it actually was. Perhaps a Mile A Minute afghan? Ah yes, I bet that’s what it was. I kept wishing I had my knitting, but really, I didn’t have too much free time to do anything. The image of me in a hospital gown knitting on a sock is amusing though (or maybe that’s the drugs talking).

Last night I did get around to picking up the stitches at one arm of Licorice Whip. I also calculated the decrease rate for the sleeves. I sure hope I can finish this sweater sometime in the near future!

No pictures — the camera is in the basement along with the card readers and I am not feeling up to going down there!

10 Comments so far

  1. Julie on January 8th, 2007

    I hope you get to feeling better soon Jess. Minor surgery, no matter how minor it’s still surgery – rest and get lots of attention. I’ll bet you start knitting sooner than you think. :o)

  2. Ashley on January 8th, 2007

    Hope everything’s ok–and that your knitting brain comes back soon!

  3. Dave Daniels on January 8th, 2007

    Hey, I hope you’re doing better. Not to worry about NOT knitting in your state. It could become a bad reminder of “you know”…
    Just relax and get caught up on all your blog reading and mindless surfing. And licorice whips.

  4. Deneen on January 8th, 2007

    Yup, surgery is surgery and I hope you recover quickly.

  5. Jess on January 8th, 2007

    I hope you have a speedy recovery and can get back to normal soon!

  6. Karma on January 9th, 2007

    Be well!

  7. Stacey on January 9th, 2007

    Glad you are ok. I hate that feeling of having whole day at home, but no focus (drug induced or otherwise) to do anything! But, you are close to the end – just sleeves!

  8. Holly Jo on January 9th, 2007

    Hope you get up and about soon!

    I knit on a my son’s rollneck sweater while waiting for my C-section and knit on it while I was recovering. :) The nurses were amused, but said I was certainly not the first. :)

  9. Vera on January 9th, 2007

    Get well soon!!!!

  10. Christy/ Not Hip on January 9th, 2007

    Glad you’re well. Maybe the post-surgery drugs will inspire creative knitting designs. When you mentioned the image of you knitting a sock in a hospital gown, it reminded me of the story behind the stocking cap pattern in the winter ’05 knitty.