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April 29, 2008

From Sally — A Little Joy

Filed under: Sally's Ode to Joy — surly @ 1:31 pm

I haven’t had a lot to contribute to our blog since mid-March; it’s hard to write a knitting blog when you can’t type much and you can’t knit at all. Susan has been gamely shouldering the blogging burden, but I’m going to give her a little bit of relief today.

I’m still in the splints about twenty-two hours per day. My right hand is improving; my left hand is not. Even so, I was given the clearance to knit a little bit as long as I keep the splint on my left hand while I knit. I’m taking it very very slowly, but I have knitted a few rows each of the past few days. I started my own Ode to Joy (designed by Candace Eisner Strick) in the Cape Cod colorway. I don’t have much to show for it yet, but I’m so happy to do any knitting I don’t care.

Thanks for all of the support and kind thoughts.


  1. Beautiful colors choices. I’m glad you’re back to knitting!

    Comment by Lisa — April 29, 2008 @ 2:22 pm

  2. From Susan — Nice to have you back in the saddle! I think your colorway is prettier than mine but we already discussed that in depth. I will see you Friday!

    Comment by lv2knit — April 29, 2008 @ 2:42 pm

  3. OK, there are a whole lot of ends missing! So, what’s your preferred method for joining?

    For Susan – Another Rainey sisters reunion? Are the honorary sisters invited 😉

    Comment by Marina — April 29, 2008 @ 3:56 pm

  4. You are a trooper tried and true! Feel better soon 🙂 The blue is wonderfully calming!

    Comment by Michelle — April 29, 2008 @ 3:57 pm

  5. It’s beautiful! Hang in there.

    Comment by victoria — April 29, 2008 @ 5:30 pm

  6. Sally- Such lovely colors- do you knit a strand of each to blend them?

    Comment by Lorraine — April 29, 2008 @ 6:19 pm

  7. I’m glad to hear you’re at least inching toward recovery! And what beautiful colors to work your way back with. I know it must be torture when the timer goes off and you have to stop knitting.

    Comment by Kerry — April 29, 2008 @ 7:55 pm

  8. sending you healing juju!

    Comment by vanessa — April 29, 2008 @ 9:17 pm

  9. I’m glad that you are able to do a little knitting again. I think when we can’t do something that is when we REALLY want to!!! Those colors are yummy, my favorites.

    Comment by Bonnie — April 29, 2008 @ 11:20 pm

  10. I know the thrill of being able to pick up the needles after you have been restricted. What joy! (I discussed this with you at the Harlot’s event at St. Thomas.) Even a little bit of knitting is better than none. I about went crazy when I was told not to knit…..

    I love the colorway you’ve chosen. Beautimuss.

    Comment by Pam/2muchfun — April 30, 2008 @ 7:59 am

  11. Nice to see that you are getting back into the knitting routine. What yarn are you using for your Ode? It is just beautiful.

    Comment by Ann — April 30, 2008 @ 10:29 am

  12. Gorgeous colors! I’m so happy you’re knitting again1! 🙂

    Comment by Romi — April 30, 2008 @ 10:33 am

  13. The Cape Cod colorway is lovely! I’ve just finished the back of my Ode (in purple passion)
    so the next step is to check for fit and then 3-ndl bind-off the shoulders and sides.

    I’m curious: Are you keeping your yarn balls out on the loose like the picture shows?
    I’ve corralled mine into baggies, as CES suggests, because a couple of the colors are SO
    close, I’d have a hard time knowing who was who, number-wise.

    The jacket is great fun to work on, and perfect for small bouts of knitting, enjoy!

    Comment by Anne C. — April 30, 2008 @ 11:54 am

  14. It must be sooo frustrating not to be able to knit in your usual fashion. I don’t know about you, but knitting keeps me sane. At least you’re allowed to do a bit now, which is great news. Hang on in there and things will get better.

    Comment by Ros — April 30, 2008 @ 3:40 pm

  15. Sally – I’m so glad you’re feeling better. I hope your recovery is complete and quick. Mike PS Gorgeous new project.

    Comment by Mike Smith — April 30, 2008 @ 7:02 pm

  16. I hope you’re all healed up soon. That must be terribly frustrating.

    The colorway for your sweater is gorgeous. But then, all her stuff is. You rotten enablers you, I wouldn’t have known about her if not for your blog. Thanks (sarcasm here.) 🙂

    Comment by Lisa — May 2, 2008 @ 10:49 am

  17. What beautiful colors! So calming and fresh.

    I understand the frustration of being kept away from your knitting but, as you see, you are improving. Keep it up. You’ll be going gangbusters before you know it!

    Comment by Karen B. — May 4, 2008 @ 5:44 am

  18. It’s good to see that your hands are making progress. The colors for the sweater are beautiful!

    Comment by Panhandle Jane — May 4, 2008 @ 10:59 pm

  19. What an absolutely beautiful picture. Hope you are 100% soon.

    Comment by Liz — May 7, 2008 @ 3:38 pm

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