On Thursday I had my bi-annual left heart cath. All in all my heart is doing pretty well. One of the stents has a tiny gap in it as if it has a paper-cut. We’re going to leave it alone and keep an eye on it. Because of this the risk of a blood clot is higher so it’s critical that I stay on Plavix and aspirin. If another doctor tells me to stop taking them for any reason, I’m to have them call my surgeon. All the arteries have narrowed a tiny bit, but the good news is that the blood flow is great and the spot we were going to keep an eye on 6 months ago hasn’t changed.
I have done a few knitting projects since the giraffe. And, as usual, I’m currently juggling a few different projects – a birthday gift, and a couple of thank you gifts.
I made fingerless gloves for the receptionist where I have my breathing treatments since she’s always cold when I’m there. Sadly I was lazy and didn’t get a photo of it.
Gloves for Ebony
Pattern: Dashing by Cheryl Niamath.
Yarn: Brooklyn Tweed Shelter in Thistle.
Needle US 7
I also crocheted a little snail for one of the nurses at the cath lab. The last time I was there we had a discussion all about snails. She named it and attached it to her name tag. It was cute, but unfortunately I didn’t get a photo of it.
Stanley the Snail
Pattern: The Worm & Apple Home -Snail by Ana Paula Rimoli
Yarn: Lion Brand Cotton Ease in Golden Yellow and Lime Green.
Hook 3.25mm (D)
Birthday Present for Carol
Pattern: Levenwick by Gudrun Johnston
Yarn: Brooklyn Tweed Shelter in Ember
Needle: 4.5mm US7
Baby Shower Gift for Noel
Pattern: Paddington Bear by Loly Fuertes
Yarn: Knit Picks Swish DK in Persimmon Heather, Twilight, and Serrano
Needle: 4.5mm US7
Birthday Present for Janet
Pattern: Lismore Cable Socks by Stephanie Varju
Yarn: Stricken Smitten Sinful Socks by Scheherazade’s Sky
Needle: 2.5mm US1.5
I also started experimenting with sewing. At first I got into it because I wanted a knitting needle case but didn’t want to pay $50 for one. I figured I could probably try to make one myself. I drew out a (sort of) pattern with measurements and armed with needles, scissors, a ruler and a mini iron, I made a small needle case for dpns and fixed circs. Then, bolstered by a modicum of success, I made a larger one and gifted the first one to Elizabeth.
The last time Carol was up here I ended up buying a bunch of different fabric to line projects and make little doodads. One fabric we bought has this really cute cartoon pattern with a superhero flying over a little city. My next sewing project is to make a credit/business card sized case for myself and a larger pencil case sized one for Carol.
I leave you with a photo of a super cute cell phone cover my aunt in Korea bought for me.