My current work in progress:

Rose Cardi by Andrea Mowry, knit from Wollmeise Blend, using 3.25mm and 3.5mm needles.

Yup, I’m Alive

First of all, thank you so much for all your good wishes. I really appreciate them! The KOARC (who has taken extremely good care of me) read all the blog comments and emails to me until I was able to sit a bit more comfortably at the computer and read ’em myself.

So . . . it’s Thursday already, huh? It’s been a strange week.

I was here at 6:00 Monday morning:

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The KOARC thoughtfully took some photos, in case I wanted them for blog fodder. I don’t have much else to talk about, so today this is a medical blog. 😉 Here’s the back of my head in pre-op.

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Wendy in Pre-Op

Exciting, no?

It was all over and I was back home before 11:00 a.m. It’s kind of surreal that you can have surgery, complete with general anesthesia, and be discharged the same day but I’m glad they do it that way — I’d much rather recover at home than in a hospital.

I was very impressed with the facility — Reston Surgery Center. All the people I came in contact with there were extraordinarily kind and efficient.

And I am cautiously optimistic about the outcome of this surgery — I do think it will fix my back issues.

My mom and dad came over that afternoon and my mom brought food to stock my fridge so we wouldn’t have to worry about preparing meals.

Here’s Lucy, happily ensconced in my dad’s lap.

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And I’ve done a bit of knitting.

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Sock 101807

The yarn is Fiesta Baby Boom in the “Dreamsicle” colorway, purchased at The Loopy Ewe. The pattern is a re-do of the Lacy Rib pattern I worked up during the Summer of Socks. I adjusted it slightly because I wasn’t completely happy with it. Now I am. Completely happy with it.

Okay, I think that’s all for now. I can only stay at the computer for short periods, so it’s time for me to quit. But first take a look at this:

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Card 101807


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That’s a card I got yesterday from Reston Surgery Center signed by all the people I came in contact with there on Monday. Pretty nice, huh?

And just because it’s so darn cute, a card L-B sent with a “care package” for me.

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And thanks again for the comments, emails and cards I’ve received. I really appreciate them all.

Lucy sez:

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Being a nurse is hard work!


  1. I’m so happy to hear you’re doing well!

    Lucy must be taking her job very seriously!

  2. I’m so glad that you are doing well. I’ve been lost in a black hole of work for 2 weeks but have been thinking about you whenever I had a moment.

  3. Yay! Hugs for Lucy for being such a good nurse, she’s even got you knitting again 🙂 seriously though, I hope you are feeling fully recovered soon.

  4. It was so nice to hear from you. I’m certainly glad all is going well. It looks like you are being well cared for and that’s wonderful! So nice of mom to bring you some meals so you don’t have to worry about meal prep. And, the re-do of the sock pattern looks great! : )

  5. So glad to see you are feeling well enough to blog for a few minutes! I heart L-B’s card to you! And Lucy is looking very professional in her nursing capacity!!! Take good care!

  6. Hi Wendy. I’m glad you’re back enough to blog, and I hope you keep feeling better and better. I missed you.

  7. I can see Lucy is taking great care of you. I could see her ruling the roost at some nurses stations somewhere. Glad that you are doing well. Take care.

  8. Lee Cockrum says:

    Hi, so glad to hear that you are feeling better, knitting some and blogging some. I am sure Lucy is as good at nursing as she is at being cute!

  9. E. Engman says:

    Glad you’re back. Missed your comments on knitting, and–of course!–Lucy! Hope your recovery goes well.

  10. I’m happy to read you are home and starting recovery. Take it easy and heal up quickly. I hope you feel better every hour. Knitting is a good sign. 😀

  11. Welcome back Wendy! ! Continued good wishes for a speedy recovery–looks like you’re well on your way there. Thanks for the sweet pic of nurse Lucy in your dad’s lap.

  12. welcome back wendy, we missed you. hope all is well, the recovery speedy, the cure complete. Since you so embraced 2 circs so enthusiastically earlier this summer and created all those cool patterns, I decided it was time to give it a try. I couldn’t figure out the magic cast on for the life of me (even checked out the youtube videos). So, my husband was tasked with figuring it out and demonstrating. As we speak (type, read), he is sitting in front of the tv watching the football game and working on his very first pair of toe up socks on 2 circs!( full disclosure, he did teach himself to knit many years ago)!

    Not sure you’re up to questions, but, which pattern do you recommend for those of us new to 2 circs? Which heel is easiest if you’ve only done short rows?


  13. I am relieved to see you are writting as usual. Hope you get well soon…… Miki

  14. Wow! What a nice surprise to see that you are back to blogging, even if it’s just for short periods. Best wishes for a speedy recovery.

  15. I can’t believe how much i missed reading your daily blog………..welcome back. … i hardly knit but i live to see your latest finished projects. Feel good & stay well ! Syd

  16. Get well soon, Wendy! I hope Lucy is taking good care of you 😉

  17. I’m so glad to hear that you’re recovering so nicely! And especially that you’re feeling optimistic about the outcome of the surgery. I’m also vastly entertained by the thank you note you got from the clinic — I could have used something like that after surgery last summer 🙂 Take care, and keep that recovery coming!

  18. How lovely to have you back again (no attempt at a pun), even for short periods of time. Please continue to take it easy and enjoy all the pampering that’s coming your way.