Since I’m not working right now, I have time to knit and to finish a project or two. This pair of socks for John is one of the things on the “To Finish” list; they’ve been hanging around long enough. Last night, while listening to an audiobook, I finished the first sock. (The foot on the second sock is half finished, so it should be done by the end of day today.)
It was, however, as the title of this post implies, a little too close for comfort. That’s all the yarn that was left when I finished the final round. I don’t think I’ve ever gotten that close to running out of yarn!
In other things, the healing is coming along pretty well, I think. I’m off most of the Tylenol 3 now; I’m only taking them at night, when the incision stretches a bit and begins to hurt (I’m still sleeping on the recliner as it’s more comfortable for now). During the day, I don’t take anything. The bruising, as you can see, is quite extensive. When my mother saw it (she and a friend who lives in the same building drove to Osooyos to visit her friend’s daughter and on the way home came through Kelowna and stopped in for a cup of tea), she assumed it was the iodine wash. It isn’t. It’s bruising. It was tender all the way out to the extremities of the colour. As you can see, there’s still a bit of swelling and once that goes down even more, I’ll be going back to work (possibly by tomorrow).
Going through my scarf drawer yesterday, I found the perfect scarf. It’s a very soft, loosely woven square kerchief that drapes nicely around my neck without irritating the incision. It has now become my go-to scarf for going out. Next comes the task of figuring out what I can wear that won’t irritate the incision.
I have to be honest, though, and say that I’m quite enjoying the time off; I just wish it was under different circumstances.