First, with regards to Dale’s progress, the doctor’s visit yesterday went well. The x-rays showed the bones are knitting together and that’s good news. Dale still combats swelling in the leg and foot and the doctor encouraged continued elevating of the leg (that’s something Dale really doesn’t like, he’s not a guy who is content to lay around) and he also told Dale to start weaning himself off the brace and crutches. Lots more physical therapy ordered. Bottom line: progress in the right direction!
Now on to this Wednesday’s knitting and reading. I believe there is unraveling in my future.
That’s the current state of my Orbit (beware, that’s a Rav link if you have issues with their site changes) scarf. I still have one more repeat of the garter section and the eyelet border to go and that ball of yarn is very very small. I’ve been fairly certain I wouldn’t have enough yarn since I was at the half way point but did I stop? Nope. This knitter’s heart is forever optimistic. I’m considering doing the eyelet in a contrasting shade of yarn (it’s Tosh DK) and I think that would work. Mostly, though, I’m disappointed that one skein isn’t enough because I really love this pattern and could picture myself knitting this one over and over. It’s fast, it would make a great gift, it’s simple but entertaining enough to hold my interest . . . but running out of yarn just isn’t acceptable.
On the reading front, I got my Bingo cover all last week and I’ll share more on that soon. I’m currently reading The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson. It’s . . . okay. I almost quit it yesterday but then I found myself thinking about it and decided I wanted to see Cussy’s story through to the end.
What are you knitting and reading this week? Don’t forget to head over to Kat’s and share with everyone, too.