Sunday, March 16, 2008

I may have some knitting time

The concert last night went okay. There were a few glitches but they were handled with aplomb. Those I talked to enjoyed the concert and it was a great turnout for Portland, which means the chorus will come back next year. If the turnout had been poor, we would have seriously considered not performing in Portland again, so I'm glad.

This weekend I opted to perform Friday only. The injury to my knee is not improving with all the moving around so I'm home giving it a rest and knitting. I went to my primary care doc Thursday and he thinks I have a torn meniscus. I have meds now to deal with the pain and have a feeling this will end up with my having some sort of surgery to repair my knee. I've done this before so I know what to expect. Whatever happens I'm going to perform in Miami in July. It would be great to be able to do it standing.

The latest Knitty is up and there are a few patterns in there that interest me. I'm particularly interested in doing Laminaria in the Malabrigo Baby Merino Lace in colorway Loro Barranquero. This may end up being my Miami shawl. We'll see. I also liked Spirogyra but I want to use the patterning for making a pair of socks instead of fingerless mitts. That will take some mathwork to figure out. Lace Ribbon , Brighton, and Yosemite are also nice ones that I'd knit up (On Brighton I'd make sure that I had a really secure foundation for the handles so that they don't prematurely rip out). Some of the other patterns are too funky for this broad to be wearing. I'll do my Kauni sweater instead.


Anonymous said...

sorry about the knee. It sounds pretty unpleasant. I hope it all gets sorted out reasonably quickly.

Carol said...

sorry to hear about the knee. Maybe if yo got a footstool to prop it up on during performances?

Kerin said...

Yikes, my uncle just had surgery for a torn meniscus last week. He can walk on it already, though - you should be fine by july! I wish I could have made it to the concert, but I have the plague. :( I heard it was great!

Jennie said...

Ugh, I'm sorry about your knee. I hurt my meniscus while skiing 5 yrs ago. I managed to rehab it with lots of swimming. Hope yours heals soon, soon!

In the meantime, would love to see update photos of your Kauni...!