Thursday, March 01, 2007

How Hand Knitted Socks Saved My Life



Maybe that's a little sensationalist, but it's my blog and I get to make the titles.

The ongoing saga of the car accident continues! I won't bore you with all the details, but the gist of it is that it turns out that I can expect to have somewhat on-going health issues stemming from the injury to my right leg. The doctor thinks that I may get feeling back in the numb areas in about 6 months, but it's all just a big guess since nerves regenerate themselves on their own schedule. I can expect the swelling to be a problem for the next several months as well.

All of this convinces me that hand knitted socks are the only way to go for a while. (Well, that and one day spent in store bought socks left me in agony and with a very angry looking foot.) If I'm going to be wearing hand knitted socks every day I'm either going to be washing the ones I have a lot or I'm going to have to get busy knitting myself some new socks! Thankfully, I have enough sock yarn that I won't have to worry about needing to buy the yarn for them. (See? The stash is so useful!)

UnGranny Smith is moving along nicely. I did finish the left front late on Monday night and I've decided to work on this for an hour every night. The right front is almost 6" in length and I'm finally starting to feel excited about this project again! Seeing progress is always motivating!

5 comments:

Melissa said...

I hope it all gets better soon, but any excuse for more socks is awesome!

Tammy said...

I'm so sorry this is an ongoing issue (but if I were you, I'd strike the line about having enough sock yarn before Bryan sees it - sock yarn shopping is therapy, girl!)

Zarah said...

Darn! It does take a while to get over that kind of thing sometimes... let me know if the insurance company keeps giving you trouble. =) At least you have something to take your mind off the problem, and to make you feel better at the same time!

del said...

Here's hoping for a full & quick recovery. The handknit socks should help a lot!

Meredith said...

Sorry to hear you have to deal with all that. I hope everything gets back to normal soon!