October 02, 2010
Bummer. You lost your yarn shop, paralyzed your whole right side, and now you don't talk or walk or knit so good anymore. Too bad, you've got all the time in the world now.....
That's what I was thinking, just after my stroke which struck on April 19. Sucks, why bother ..... but then, me being me, I had to knit. Had to. And I did. I only have my left hand available, but after Joe wound a very tight ball of yarn and I found a way to prop my right needle up, I started some garter stitch, all-purl. I worked for ten weeks on 25 stitches, and finished after I got home. It came out pretty well.
So then my second thing was another garter stitch scarf, but I made it all-knit this time, on 30 stitches. That was done in two weeks. It looks pretty good too.
My third project, which I am almost done, is another scarf done in knit 2, purl 2 ribbing. It is going to be reallllly long, who knew that two balls of Brown Sheep Nature Spun had so much yardage!! But it is looking good too, and now I know there is nothing that can be knit with two straight needles that I cannot do. I can finally finish my Audrey scarf that was for the knitting cruise. And I'm going to start the Hard Alee Aran, too, and the Lisa Lloyd projects are waiting their turn as well. I'm back!
How is the body progressing, you say? Pretty well, thank you. I'm walking around the house now with a cane (man, this paralyzed shit really sucks though). I'm doing exercises for everything. I can dress and undress myself, big accomplishment that was, lol. I am coming along nicely, after five months recovery. There is no more Unique One, which is a shame, but there is a Beth Collins, and that was pretty touch and go for a while. And best of all, I'm knitting again!