Friday, June 1, 2018

The Day Before Surgery

So, the timeline here is a bit wacky. Surgery will do that to you. I had my surgery yesterday and it went well. I'm home recuperating, but on quite a few pain meds -- so you can't hold me responsible for any spelling or grammar errors!

I did some yarny retail therapy on the afternoon before my surgery. Knit Circus has a new retail shop, which I hadn't visited before. As I told the clerk there, "I figured this was a good time to buy some yarn because my husband can hardly complain when I'm about to have surgery."
Of course the new store is bigger and thus better than the original. So much amazing yarn! Owner Jala Spiro and her crew have amazing color sense and they come up with the most surprising and beautiful gradients. I was only going to buy one, but ended up with two. I justified this because I'm using both in shawls that will also eat up some stash yarn. I know: I'm way too good at justifying yarn purchases!
The skein on top is going to be part of a Free your Fade. I've been wanting to do a Fade. A completed Find your Fade was on display at the store and it is more blanket than shawl. The Free your Fade suits my taste better. The second skein is going to become an On the Spice Market, like the one here.

Although, the more I look at the finished shawl, the less sure I am that my skein is right for the project. No problem. I'm sure I can find a pattern for that beautiful skein. 

Knit Circus has an online store, too, so don't feel left out because you're not here in Madison.

Before I left school Wednesday, a couple of my students came to say goodbye to me Wednesday afternoon, and they brought me this:
There are some things about work I don't miss. But I do miss "my" kids.


17 comments:

  1. That rose was a VERY sweet gift.

    Hope you heal up quickly and are feeling better soon.

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  2. What a perfect pre surgery treat. Hope you feel fighting fit soon.

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  3. Yarn therapy was a great idea! I hope you are up to putting it to use soon. Rest and heal. The rose was a wonderful way to say, 'thinking of you'.

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  4. I'm glad you had your surgery and it went well, and I'm also glad that you treated yourself to some lovely yarn beforehand. Your students are very sweet and I hope you heal and recover soon.

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  5. Happy to hear you are in recovery mode. Love all that yarn. That shop is to die for!

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  6. Delighted to hear the surgery went well and that you're home recovering.

    Who could resist making a few purchases with all that tempting fiber. I love your choices. Take care.

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  7. Heal quickly! And enjoy that yarn; you certainly deserve it! I will check out your Fade pattern; I'd like to make one also.

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  8. One thing about school. There can be a lot of bs, but a kid letting you know they appreciate you can cancel out a lot of it.

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  9. Glad your surgery is over (and that your cold didn't prevent it from happening) and that you are home and on the mend. Sending all best wishes for a full and speedy recovery.

    Love your yarn purchases - great choices. I need to re-look at the Fade patterns...so tempting....

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  10. I hope your surgery was successful and your recuperation is short! Oh, and I think recuperation means that you can buy more yarn sans guilt!

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  11. rest up and heal up!!! Glad you had your surgery and you can now move forward :)

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  12. I love ON the SPICE market!!! I hope surgery is well past you and you are on the mend!!!! You DESERVE new yarn!!

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  13. Lovely yarn for your free your fade. I hope your surgery went well! So sweet of your students to get you the flower :)

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  14. Glad to hear your surgery went well. There is nothing quite like yarny goodness to help your through the healing.
    How could you not miss thoughtful students?

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  15. I'm glad to hear your surgery went well! I am so impressed you are posting at all. The yarn is beautiful and I cannot wait to do some damage to my stash and earn a purchase from their online store. (May be a year to be honest.) rest well. Heal fast.

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  16. Lovely blog! And a talented knitter! glad your surgery was successful.

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