I may smell shortly

Here’s what I’ve been done this week.  I finished the Fish Ripple Pattern pram/cot/crib blanket from Comfort Knitting and Crochet Afghans.

Yes, it is slightly ripple-erey down the edge and also when you look at in top down or bottom up for that matter – well it is called Fish RIPPLE

and it looks okay from this angle.  It ended up 75 cm x 95 cm (29.5″ x 37.4 “).

I also got these finished.


I just couldn’t find the mitten pattern – I looked through the magazine holder where I keep my individual patterns divided by category and knew that as I’d used it recently it should be at the end of the baby section – no it wasn’t.  I checked somewhere I keep odds and ends of patterns for all sorts that don’t fit anywhere else just in case – no it wasn’t there either.  Oh, I wasn’t sort of choices of mitten patterns but the one big difference was none had a thumb so it would be an obvious difference.   I looked through the magazine folder again and it still wasn’t there – no wonder really it turned out that it was in the Sirdar baby booklet I’d knit the jacket and hat out of – Doh!


A bigger pom pom than on the last one had been requested and it did indeed start off very big but it had a little accident coming off the pom pom maker and ended up quite lob sided so by the time it had been evened out it was a tad smaller than I’d intended.

Sorry about the photo quality – must have been an off day.

I’ve also done more on Swirl, also from Comfort Knitting and Crochet Afghans (I’m really getting my money out of this book).

This hasn’t been without its share of boo boos, like this one…

I don’t know about you but I think I did really know that a hexagon should have six sides so I’m not sure how I only noticed this one had five once I’d sewn it up.

Plus there’s been the insertion of some hexagons in the wrong positions – that’s happened at least three or even four times but I think everything’s in its right place now.

I had my peritoneal catheter/cannula put in yesterday and I don’t know what I was getting my knickers in a twist about – I did opt for the sedation and only really ‘came to’ when the cannula was actually being inserted which was okay.  There was some pushing and then I’m sure I felt one of the stitches but only a bit and the ‘new’ doctor from last week was actually really nice and very good.

Turns out that what I should have been fretting over was how it feels today!  Yesterday going home with Auntie Ann I had to sit carefully with the seat belt away from my tummy but I thought, well actually I didn’t think what it would be like after AT ALL.  I know that might sound odd but having had a Hickman, PICC, femoral and dialysis neck line I just thought it would be similar (okay the femoral did hurt a bit after but I’ve just let that slip my memory).

Let’s just say its a soupcon tender.  I got out of bed in the early hours of the morning for a visit to the bathroom and forgot initially then WHAM ‘That hurts’.  This morning I could barely sit on the settee initially but after the two paracetamol and two tramadol kicked in it was waaaaaaaaaaaaay more tolerable.  Its tender like a BIG bruise and at the moment it’s not lying as flat as it will once settled due to the various dressings so things are pressing on it more than they will do.

BUT worst thing ever is that I can’t shower for four, or rather FOUR weeks – FOUR WEEKS!  Nobody told me this BEFOREHAND.  I thought when the nurse said don’t shower yesterday he meant just yesterday but NO – FOUR WEEKS – did I mention that already?

Oh, and I can’t drive for approximately SIX WEEKS – B’s done a happy dance and put the flag out.

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13 responses to “I may smell shortly

  1. Oh my … that’s a long time without a shower! How did they ever forget to tell you that one?! Hope it all calms down really quickly.

    I love the swirl afghan. Can’t begin to imagine how you knit it though!!

  2. Showers are a fantouche modern invention. A sponge and a tin bath in front of the fire is what you need!
    Lovely spiral blankey!

  3. I’m with Roobeedoo. Hey, you can pretend that you’re Jennifer Ehle and B is Colin Firth. Now, as I recall, there’s no scene showing HER taking a bath in “Pride and Prejudice,” so we’ll have to do with this one: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p9eWpFFycyY
    Mmmmmh, yesssss. 😉

  4. What does shortly smell like and why do you want to smell him?

  5. Your knitting is beautiful even with your so called boo boos which ” the unlearned” would never notice. I admire your ability to create beautiful things while dealing with the ugly realities of cancer. Onward and Upward, Love, Kris

    • I sometimes wonder what I’d do with myself if I didn’t craft – mind you I’ve always felt a bit like that. I used to wonder what a particular friend did with the time she wasn’t doing housework when she was at home as she didn’t have any hobbies and then realised that her hobby was chatting on the phone! ;D

  6. The Swirl Afghan is simply beautiful and I like the color!
    No showers… Oh no..unimaginable! Do you have a stool in your shower where you can sit? Can you not even wash your lower legs etc, it can provide some relief?

  7. Guess it’s time to get a large cat, something in the line of a tiger I’d say, to do the cat washing technique… don’t suppose either Bud or B will be particularly pleased at that acquisition though. Can I engage you to make some of those special baby sweaters for twins?

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