Wednesday, July 23, 2014

I've Had Wrist Surgery Today

I had surgery on my wrist this afternoon. I had to be at the hospital for 11:30 am and I got home around 4 pm. Day surgery is a good thing! Especially when everything goes well.

I thought I would've been given a general anaesthetic but I wasn't. I was hoping for a nap because I didn't sleep very well last night. Instead I was given something to make me drowsy while I was given a local in my wrist. The weirdest thing was I was awake for the whole procedure. I even felt a bit of pain so I was given another local (which hasn't worn off yet).

I'll be out of action for a few days. At least while I have to use the sling and keep my arm elevated. I wont be crocheting for a while but I did buy myself a crossword book to fill in the time.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Finished Item - Crochet - Beanies

Yesterday morning I posted the blanket and these two beanies to my niece, Kylie.
I had to squish everything into a 3 kg prepaid satchel. It was hard going but I did it. I think it took me almost 5 minutes to shove it all into the satchel without wrecking it (the satchel that is).

Today is going to be a busy day. Well sort of busy. I am taking Mark to get an ultrasound done on his upper abdomen. I am hoping that we will be able to find out whether he has gall stones or not. He is suffering with the pain. I'm crossing my fingers that it isn't anything serious. 
Later in the day we have someone from the Shire coming over for Brodie. We will be able to talk about how he is going to get funding so he can continue at Yooralla Day Services among other things. His previous funding has ceased now that he is 21. 

Anyway I better be off so we can head off for Marks scan.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Knitting & Crochet Magazine

I saw this advertised on TV on Friday night so when I saw it in the shops on Saturday morning I had to buy it. It was calling my name, honest ☺

Sadly the hooks don't have any sizes marked on them (the packaging said they are 4 mm & 4.5 mm) but the knitting needles are 7 mm. Projects range from tea cosies and cushion covers to cowls, hats, scarves and jumpers. 

I look forward to trying some of these projects once I finish making the baby blanket for my niece, Allie, and the beanies for another niece, Kylie. The hardest part will be choosing which one to start first ☺