Saturday, April 6, 2013

Not as Busy as I'd Like to Be

Last week I accomplished a number of things.  First I want to tell you about the pile of pillowcases I made for a good cause.

I made 20 to send off to my blogging friend Rhonda in Chicago.  She asked for help in reaching her goal of making 900 ( yes, 900) pillowcases to send to Mary Bridge Children's Hospital in Puyallup, WA.
You can read her blog about her original request here .  I think know she can use more help if you are interested in making some for her.

Rhonda received my pillowcases and blogged about them yesterday.  Here is a picture of my pillowcases hanging on her clothesline in Chicago!

You can read about her progress here.

That was the beginning of last week.  Now what happened at the end of the week?  I ended up in a "boot".

This is a picture of my left foot.  I went to an ankle specialist because I've been having a lot of pain in my ankle and found out that I have a torn achilles tendon.  I'd like to say that I tore it while running a marathon, but if you know me, you'd know I was lying.  I really don't know exactly how it happened, but I'm stuck in this boot for a month and then I still might have to have surgery.

In the meantime, I'm knitting.  I finished the black and white stole below and started on a blue one.  The blue yarn has a metallic thread running through it that doesn't show up in the picture.
The yarn is Paton's Lace and takes 2 balls.  Here are the directions.
Use size 6, 7 or 8 circular needles.
Cast on 120 stitches ( use 108 if you want it longer).  Knit 4, *yo, K 2 tog, K 2, repeat from * to last 4 stitches.  Knit last 4 stitches.
Repeat this pattern until almost out of yarn.  Knit one row and bind off.

I'll keep you posted on my knitting progress and let you know when I finally get the boot off.


  1. You poor thing! That ankle of yours isn't playing fair at the moment - luckily you have knitting to turn to, and keep you busy (and off your foot!)Just love the colours in your blue stole ... J

  2. well, it looks like you are still quite productive despite the boot. by the way, I LOVE the new avatar picture. Quite chic!!