Wednesday, September 13, 2006

My First Socks For Sheep!
(Wordless Wednesday is below this post!)

I am very excited! Since I have been on medical leave I have only done one craft type.
Last year I worked on the Stain-glass Painting Windows.
It has been about 10 months since I did a craft of any sort.
The treatments I get, plus my need for proactive behavior in my own recovery has limited how much activity I can do in a day.

I really wanted to be part of Socks for Sheep!
A bunch of knitters are getting together to support a gal who is knitting wares to sell at a bazaar. The proceeds from this endeavor will be donated to buy sheep and llamas for a family who could make a living to support themselves if they had these animals.
I planned and planned so I could add this craft time into my day!

I am really proud of myself. I know exactly how long it takes me to make my wares and I have planned this knitting into my recovery day!

Carl is very supportive. He is happy when I begin to try new things, and figure out how I can fit them in to the limited time a day that I can actually do a craft or read or sit in one place.
This is a huge feat for me. I cannot do anything for longer than 20 min at a time, so I must plan my events. ( Going to the grocery store is even a planned event. Something I used to take for granted before)

Carl is also glad I am doing this because we have a large amount of yarn in our house taking up space! Anything that can get rid of stuff is OK in Carl's mind!

This is my first Socks for Sheep project!
No it isnt a sock for a sheep. Even though it is the right size.
It is a mini Christmas Stocking ornament.
I make mitts and socks ornaments.
Some will be sewn up to be cat toys, and some will be as you see here...for ornaments!

To find out more about socks for sheep just click on the icon in the right margin of my blog.


Tricia said...

Hey that's a cute ornament. I'm glad you've found a project where you can help other people and also help yourself at the same time. That's wonderful.

My sister suffered a brain injury in 2004 and I understand how long the process of recovery can be. Good work.

Lynn said...

Thanks Tricia,

I wont have a complete recovery because it is damage to a nerve at the dorsal horn of my brain.
But recovery is about finding a new normal.

Pixiepincessmom said...

That is adorable! I so want to learn how to knit, just haven't gone hunting for a learn to book.

Jennifer said...

Hi Lynn, I'm gald you managed to remind yourself about Socks for Sheep, because I forgot to remind you! That's a really cute sock ornament, and I hope your recovery goes well. Thanks for helping out!

Meg - Bad Homeschool Mom said...

I'm up to showing my fridge, sure!
I have several how to knit books but I can't manage to get the castoff onto the second needle. I'm such a loser!

charles ravndal said...

Yeah I find it so cute as well. Lovely! I hope that your recovery goes well !

Lynn said...

For Those Looking For online Knitting instructions you can go to this site:

Mother of Invention said...

Good for you! Struggle on, girl! That's what my doctor says after every visit! And we both do in some similar ways. I get up at 6:30 or 7:00 and have been going to the aquafit classes at The Nottawasaga Inn...but I can only go maybe twice a week because it hurts my muscles from fibro. I could barely do stairs for 2 days after the first class! I'm in awe of those elderly ladies in their 70's and 80's who go every morning! I'll never get to that stage. I get tired and sore from going through all my boxes of teaching stuff up in my attic a bit each day! I will be glad when that job's done. I can't even think of a return to teach for another 11 months! One day at a time and baby steps.
Take care and keep on knitting and pearling!!!