I had a nice person write to enquire about the state of my feet, and my knitting. Both are fine. ok to be truthful the knitting is pretty sad. I hardly ever knit anymore. I really loved making the "fancy" soakers but since the market sort of dried up I guess the passion is gone. My new idea is that the money is in custom little yappy dog sweaters, that's what I'm thinking! I just need to write a dog sweater pattern for the machine and I'm off....anyone want to offer a tester puppy??? It wasn't about the money tho. I believe wooly wonder pamela said it best "I'm in it for the GLORY!" (hope that was pam)
I used to work so late into the night. It was quite the obsession. If you have a heavily embroidered KIYP piece be assured most of that work was done after 1 am...I just can't stay up like I used to! Sometimes I would forget to pick colors in the daylight and if it wasn't just right I would have to pull out the night's work. Crazy!
But I still have a knitting room and I still buy knitting magazines. One of these days...
As far as the feet go, I only had one foot done. It was a big PITA to have the mobility issues and do the mom thing and have it be Xmas at the same time. I did not think that one through!
I take my hat off to people that deal with mobility limitations every day. If I had not had that scooter I do not know what I would have done. Even so I had to haul it out to my truck anyt time I wanted to go anywhere. I had to think in advance if I could get in..and when I tried to use crutches I fell.
The foot I did was the worst foot by far so I don't really plan to do the other. Plus, it did not really help as far as finding shoes...I still have crazy wide feet so I have to shop like crazy to find one pair of ugly shoes that fit :) And it's not 100% pain free but I think that's other issues, not the bunion. The bunion repair is kinda cool- if you are into yoga tho be informed that I had a pretty significant loss of flexibility. I can stand on the ball of my foot but it's not the same.
But I am not complaning! No biggie. At least I can walk. Newfound appreciation at work.
My crew at the office was great about hauling me and my scooter to restaurants for lunch and helping me out so I did not sit there feeling all sorry for myself. Sadly, the crew is gone now...laid off due to lack of work.
I am still there, but in another area of the company in another capacity. I am happy that I had skills that translated well....cad skills which I had hoped never to use again fulltime but it's changed enough that's it's like learning a new program in some respects. I am also learning to use Revit, a 3D architectural program. Oh, and learning to draw architectural lol. It is a realy strain to my brain. ALL those years of drawing and thinking in 10ths and now I have to think in feet/inches or horrors FRACTIONS!! I draw malls, and the spaces that inhabit them. Occasionally I visit the malls in person to verify locations of walls and such.
On the home front, My 9 year old is officially 5 ft tall. How did that happen? Heck, if I keep shrinking we will meet in the middle in a year or so. Anyone want to make a bet on what that height will be??
Maybe I need some inspiration. I am so impressed with the people that continuously craft and keep it fresh.