One thing I have been able to do in my 'recovery' phase, is knit.
I have been knitting since I was four years old. My mother, fresh from England, thought that she had to teach me to knit, and to read, before I went to school.
I was scheduled to go to school at 4 and 1/2, so she got busy.
All of my life, knitting has been a comfort to me. I have a huge box of needles and paraphernalia, and several totes full of yarns, just for knitting.
I didn't knit at first when I came home from the hospital, but the second week, I got my knitting bag out.
I knew it would make me feel better. And it did.
I am making kids' mittens in various sizes.
So far I have a small stack of them on the coffee table, with no thumbs. One of these evenings, it will be THUMB NIGHT.
I know, this is almost too exciting for words.
At one point, a few years back, I bought a sock knitting machine. I had always wanted one. It took me a little while to figure it out, but eventually I did.
As soon as I cranked out my first sock, I realized that I hated it.
It was too labor intensive, it felt like work, and quite honestly, I wanted my knitting to be my retreat, not another job. I didn't feel one moment of regret when I sold it.
My favorite things to knit, are mittens and socks. I like funky hats, too.
Occasionally, I will knit a sweater, but not often. I can't finish it in a night ................you get the picture.
I have these wonderful instructions for mittens.........I've had it for donkey years. There are instructions for mittens for 2-4yr, 5-7yr, 8-10 yr, women's and men's, all on the same page. I love this.
If anyone wants this pattern, let me know. I will be happy to mail it to you.
And that's the excitement here. I guess when you are bored, you are boring.
Or something like that.
Except that the show, which L did single handedly, is done, and she did great.
I bet she will be happy when I am no longer a slug.