I've gone to physical therapy twice this week. Tuesday, the therapist told me to go to the mall and walk one side only after I finished at their office. Thursday he told me I could walk the entire downstairs circle. This morning I went and walked the downstairs and upstairs circle. (Don't tell the therapist though. I think I was just supposed to do downstairs until he sees me again.) I can't believe how good it felt to get out and walk and how exhausted I am and how much I hurt after just that little bit. I have to go to the mall because he doesn't want me walking outside because of all of the snow and ice. Apparently the bone won't be fully healed for another 6-7 weeks so I can't risk another fall.
This is how empty the mall is before the stores open. I'm not a shopper, so I like to go early before lots of people get there. At 8 or 9 a.m., there are only us walkers there. I'm a bit embarrassed when people 20-30 years older than I am go zipping by me. There are some people who go everyday and walk several miles. I would much rather be outside walking at the lake!
I finished Miss Pipers doll blanket. It's about 36 inches square and she told me this morning that she loves it. There are several rows of sparkly yarn that she really likes. She told me that her baby doll Gracie will really like being wrapped in it for her naps. :-)
I started a child's sweater earlier this week. Here are the sleeves in progress. I've finally wised up in knitting sleeves. I do both at the same time on a circular needle so all increases and decreases are done on the exact same row at the other sleeve. This eliminates oddly miss-matched sleeves in case you're off a row or two. It only took me years to figure this trick out! Ha!
And here it is completed. The bottom picture is more true color-wise. I just have to sew on the buttons. I'm not sure where this sweater will end up...possibly the Children's Shelter.
A close up of the eyelets. The back is eyelet too.
Three baby hats finished for the hospital.
Two pairs of mittens and one mitten about 1/2 finished.
I started this baby blanket yesterday but decided I didn't like it so about an hour ago I ripped the whole thing out. It's back into a ball of yarn waiting to decide what to be next. That's my sweet project bag from Kris. Love those vintage campers!
Here was the beautiful skyline with Mt. Spokane covered with snow and clouds. I took this from the back deck. Look at that blue sky. We haven't seen that much this winter.
Sorry this is a bit blurry, but it's basically the same view that evening at sunset. That pink is gorgeous.
Life has been very slow here. I did get my hair cut yesterday. It had been almost a year since it was even trimmed. I detest messing with my hair. She cut it MUCH shorter than I thought she was going to. It was over halfway to my waist and now it's above my shoulders. I had lots of split ends that had to be cut off. **sigh** I know I'll get used to it, but it's a really, really drastic change for me.
Piper almost cried when she saw it this morning on FaceTime. She loved playing with my hair and we would braid our hair together on some days. Oh well, it is what it is, and it's only hair.
And now I'm off to sit in my chair for awhile. It's been a busy day so far. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and it is nice and warm wherever you may be.
"May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy spirit." Romans 15:13