Wednesday, March 23, 2011

An Update

I apologize for the lack of contact as of late. You would think that having a lower extremity being injured would give you lots of time to knit and post to your blog.

However, you'd be wrong in that regard. Right after the surgery, some things got a little painful that didn't leave me with much brainpower to knit, watch t.v. or read. I slept. With my foot propped in its new splint (post surgery)


Eventually, after a few days, they removed the splint and put me in a shiny red cast. And I stayed in my shiny red cast for two weeks. I was able to move around and walk, but they advised that I keep my leg elevated as much as possible. I attempted to go to work one day, and was hurting by the end of the day.


Yesterday, they removed the cast and put me in a boot, where I will stay for a month or two trying to get back into two regular shoes.


Honestly, it would have been easier to break a bone than rip my achilles.

Unfortunately, I still had to "work" even when I had to keep my foot elevated 90% of the time, because if I don't work, I don't get paid. There's no sick time or disability available to me as an independent contractor. DH set up a tiltable desk, propped me up with pillows, propped my injured foot with pillows and I set about working. There are certain perks to telecommuting. There are also a lot of drawbacks into not getting into the office.

However, sufficed to say, I DID get some knitting done. One cannot work 100% of the time.

* a new pair of socks
* my cashmere silk cowl -- which I love love love and haven't taken off since I finished (okay, I've taken it off, but only for short periods of time like sleeping.)
* two sock squares for my left over sock-yarn blanket
* matawa silk handwarmers
* one sock (working on the 2nd sock now)

Unfortunately, I haven't been able to take decent photos of them, because getting my photography gear required getting up out of bed, and DH was having none of that pre-boot. He was like a mother hen, clucking at me, anytime he heard the Click-Click of my crutches. So, I had to make do with my camera phone whenever I had proper lighting. As such, I will leave with a single photo of my matawa silk handwarmers that I took with my camera phone.

Matawa Silk Fingerless Gloves

I loved working with the silk hankies. It was like working with spun gold.