Happy Thanksgiving to you all!
I feel like I have a lot to be thankful for - for family and friends, for my urge to create, for floss and sharp needles, for wool, fabrics and good tools.
The last 4,5 months has been very hard on my body, and quite sobering for my mind.
The foot took its time to heal, first in a pink cast, after in a purple cast, and it has taken like forever to start working with me again - not mostly for the pain, but for stiffness and lack of balance, which is still an issue.
It has been and is harder than I thought it would be - but I can never give up - even if the sewing machine has been gathering dust for a long time.
I have been feeling very poorly and as I did not want to whine, I kept to myself.
More than 6 weeks in a wheelchair full time gives perspective on what is important in my environment here at home!
It was so hard to not be able to do almost anything for myself - you will probably not understand if you have never been in that situation, and if you have been, you will fully understand.
Since I could do very little, sitting with my foot elevated all day long, which put me in a lean back uncomfortable body position, all I could do was some stitchery and some knitting.
The stitchery above is Kathy Schmitz last block of the month, and I am just done with stitchery no. 3.
I am not doing them in chronological order - as usual - I pick whichever I feel like doing in random order.
I absolutely LOVE Kathy Schmitz' drawings, and am looking forward to working with the rest of the BOM and other of her designs.
I have enjoyed quite a lot of knitting too - and this headband is one of my latest finishes - designed by MilkAndKnits, purchased on Ravelry.
I have already knitted another one, for a Christmas gift, in another colour.
I've used double soft baby wool - so not itching and scratching!
I have sorted through all my knitting yarn today, as part of my Simplify & Enjoy 2017 / 2018.
All the lovely colours make me want to create!
When I sat in the wheelchair with no other choice, it became so obvious that I need to pair down on my yarn and my fabrics, so that is, and will be, my project for 2017 / 2018, so
when if accident (or planned surgery ) happen to me again, I can find and reach what I own, all by myself!