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Sunday, August 10, 2014

Y3: Self-Imposed Year of Projects - Update #32

Happy Sunday :)

For those of you that have been keeping track, I'm still sick....but I think I'm finally on the upswing of things. I found myself in the hospital this past Wednesday night. See, all that coughing I've been doing, plus the extra presence of another human body in my abdomen, led to an umbilical hernia. To be fair, I've probably had the hernia since birth and it's just been a non-issue up until this point. But with all the extra weight of Stormageddon and the coughing...well, the little thing decided to make it's presence known as well. At first, it wasn't painful but as the days wore on and the coughing got worse, the hernia got painful. And then I was pushing on it while coughing because that's supposed to help...and it continued to get worse. Well, by the time Wednesday rolled around, I was in constant pain, made even worse by coughing, and by 10pm that night, I was unable to stand upright to walk. My legs worked fine but I couldn't get upright. I had Husband take me to the hospital...which meant getting Little Man out of bed (he was not pleased). While I was at the hospital, they slept in the car and then came home for a few hours, then came back to pick me up. I was hauled up to Labor & Delivery because of how far along I am, had a bunch of monitors on me, had a bunch of tests run, and decided that I was not in pre-term labor...just a nasty hernia brought on by the cough, which led to a lot of pain and, subsequently, the inability to walk. I freaked out the OB on call because I screamed so loudly when I had to lay down for one of the tests and I had to cough...and I may have also woken up a few ladies in L&D. Oops. Bottom line: nasty hernia, here wear a binder (girdle, hernia belt, whatever you want to call it), hold a pillow on your tummy when you cough, and have some Robitussin with codeine at night so you might get some sleep. So, I've been doing all that and things are getting better. I have a general surgical consult on Tuesday regarding the hernia and whether they will fix it...I'm hoping that they'll fix it during my c-section. I'll know more after Tuesday's appointment. 

So, that's where things stand with that.

And now to the update about fibery goodness :)

Fnished Objects (FOs)   
1. Windschief: started January 3, 2014; finished January 10, 2014     
2. Welcome to the World Newborn Hat: started January 10, 2014; finished January 11, 2014   
3. Five Hour Baby Sweater: started January 16, 2014; finished January 29, 2014  
4. Baby Surprise Jacket: started May 27, 2013; finished February 2, 2014  
5. Welcome to the World Newborn Hat: started February 4, 2014; finished February 4, 2014 
6. Milo: started December 25, 2013; finished February 9, 2014
7. Zombie ViXen Fingerless Mitts: started November 23, 2013; finished February 19, 2014
8. Traveling Vines Socks: started May 31, 2013; finished March 3, 2014
9. Babbeh Hat: started March 3, 2014; finished March 6, 2014
10. Hurricane Hat: started April 22, 2014; finished May 15, 2014
11. Hoo Hat: started May 19, 2014; finished May 20, 2014
12. Hoo Hat: started May 20, 2014; finished May 21, 2014
13. Stormageddon's Stripey Hat: started May 22, 2014; finished May 23, 2014
14.  Greyson: started May 29, 2014; finished June 17, 2014  
15. Waiting for Winter Mittens: started July 20, 2014; finished July 25, 2014

16. Oreo Socks: started March 8, 2014; finished August 5, 2014

Hey, look at that. Even though I've been dying of the plague, I managed to finish a project :) However, I have not done a FO Friday post about it because, well, plague and all...perhaps this Friday. We'll see how the week goes. At some point, I owe you all an FO Friday. 

 Works-In-Progress (WIPs)
1. Dragon's Egg Socks: started September 2, 2013
2. Baby Stormageddon
3. Pacific Shawl: started June 8, 2014
4. Swatch for The Dude: started July 16, 2014
5. Sacrificial Goat: started July 27, 2014
6. Swirl Hat: started August 5, 2014
7. Waiting for Winter Mittens: started August 8, 2014

I may have been breathing too many yarn fumes and may have been coerced by Little Man this week. After finishing my Oreo Socks, I had a pretty significant ball of sock yarn left and I thought I had something on one of my lists that uses up leftover sock yarn. Lo, I found the Swirl Hat. So, without swatching, I started said hat (newborn size). I'm not very far at all because I've been sick. But, I did start it. I work a round here and there between all the coughing I've been doing. It's an easy pattern to memorize so that's not a problem. I don't know if I'll have it finished by the time Stormageddon arrives but we shall see. I'm also not sure it's fit for a boy...but I have a friend from college that is pregnant with a little girl about three days after I'm due with Stormageddon :)

And then, Friday night, I pulled out the leftover yarn from my Waiting for Winter Mittens, just to look at it...and Little Man said, "Mama, for me? Mittens?" How could I resist?! So, I started that project. I hope I have enough yarn left. I should because I'm not going to make the cuff as long because his hands are smaller. Again, we shall see :)

I've not touched anything else this week. I briefly thought about stuffing and sewing the goat but because I can't wash it after that's done, I didn't want to contaminate it with my icky germs. So, it's been sitting in the bag until I don't feel like crap. 

Anyway, on to the remaining lists...

Children's Items 

1. Elefante
2. Nottingham
3. Shaun
4. Gramps Cardigan (need to purchase - $6)
5. Smaug Hat

Items for Me (Selfish Knitting, FTW!)
1. Hermione Hearts Ron
2. Godric's Hollow Hat
3. Jabberwonky (which might be in the SSCB below but I don't remember) *
4. Gallifrey Fingerless Mitts
5. Weeping Angel Socks *
6. Stormont
7. Drip Drip Drop (which might be in the SSCB below but I don't remember) *

* I'll probably only pick one of these but, you know, choices and all...

 Secret Sock Club Bags
(These bags are already set up with pattern and yarn - I just pick one at random and no, I don't remember what I put in there right now...I can go look later, if you're really interested. I really probably should...but, honestly, nah...)

1. Little Man's Baby Blanket
2. Susan's Hat (adult and child versions)
3. Assorted Dishcloths
4. Traveling Vines projects (adult socks, baby socks, scarf, hat, fingerless mitts, shawl, etc.)
5. Pinwheel Market Bag
6. Anything else that comes along at the right time

Who knows what will happen between now and the end of the year. I might get through some of this...or I can just sit back and laugh at how silly I am :)


  1. Oh dear, sounds like you've had a rough few days, hope you feel better soon and you're able to stuff and sew your goat and finish your hat in time for your new arrival.

  2. Wow, sounds like a dreadful week! Glad to hear you're on the upswing :) I still can't believe you're knitting mittens in the hottest part of the summer!!

  3. You are having a rough time of it and I hope your all better soon and that you get good news on Tuesday's consult. You still had great progress for feeling so bad.

  4. I love how your son wanted his mama to knit him some mittens? Too sweet. And DAMN! What a scare for you. Freakin' hernia, so much pain you couldn't stand upright? Damn! Glad baby is okay and there is some help for you condition. Crap on that cough that makes you use your stomach muscles.

  5. oh wow... what a week and you still made a post! Looking forward to pics of a tiny hat and those little mittens for your boy x

  6. OMGosh! You poor thing...that sounds terrible! I hope it all works out, so you don't have to have two procedures...Hugs!

  7. You poor thing, hope things continue to improve and the news is good on Tuesday (? Tomorrow). Good progress despite the hernia!!

  8. I'm so sorry you've had such a bad week with that cough and the hernia. Coughing like that is so awful, even without being pregnant AND a hernia. Glad to hear you got some codeine because that usually works a treat, and if you at least get a good night's rest the days are not quite so difficult to handle.

    As for knitting, well done on that FO and I'm amazed you've had time (and energy) to cast on for more projects!!

  9. That sounds like no fun at all, I hope you manage to get lots of rest.