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Friday, January 27, 2012

Susan Update

"Every now and then go away, have a little relaxation, for when you come back to your work your judgment will be surer. Go some distance away because then the work appears smaller and more of it can be taken in at a glance and a lack of harmony and proportion is more readily seen."

-Leonardo Da Vinci

No, I am not dead, just MIA.

Fell last night & possibly broke right hand, other than that all is good. Took some personal time off recently - had pushed for over 3 years, working 60 hrs wk, putting out over 60 patterns.

I began yoga classes & cardio, knit something for me (what a concept), helped son get back on his feet by providing daycare to grandson, and learned to spin. All necessary to my mental health & continued artistic inspiration. Consider it a sabbatical.

I have continued working on Two Towers patterns through out the past 4 months - Helm’s Deep needs to be written up & proofed, Rohan is completed & waiting on final notes from tester who is finishing hers. Ringwraith is heading into test knit.

I really hope the hand isn’t broken - waiting for doc to return call w/ xray info. Typing this with left hand & index finger on right - hunt & peck...

If it is broken, may have to push back start date for Mithril KAL from Feb. 4th, but will try to get someone else to write up patterns so y’all don’t have to wait any longer. I think my tech editor can write them, possibly.

Will keep you posted. Now I am going to rest my swollen hand & hope I didn't just take myself out of commission - gulp

10 comments:

CarolynJean said...

Oh no! I hope that your hand is not broken. That would be awful. Take care of yourself and let me know if there is anything I can do to help.

Ludmilla said...

It's always something!, as Emily would say. This something sounds scary. Follow doctor's orders or use your common sense, whichever makes more sense. Your hand will heal faster, if you let others do for you.
Best wishes for a speedy recovery.

Nic said...

We all need a break sometimes, hope you've been enjoying yours.
Sorry to hear about your hand. I hope it's not broken, but if it is, here's hoping it's a nice clean break that heals well and quickly

Ash said...

I hope things are well!

Caryl K said...

I'm glad to hear that you have had some time away over the holidays :) Fingers crossed that your hand is merely sprained and/or bruised.

geeky Heather said...

Glad you had some "me" time!! Hope the hand is OK. =(

Hanne said...

Sounds great to have some time off. I'm curiosly waiting to see what it can lead to. Sorry to hear about your hand but things like that happen and there is always some sens in it even though it can be hard to see when you're in the middle of it. Listen to the doc and take care.

Experimental Knitter said...

Speedy recovery!!

Faeryfay said...

I hope it's not broken. Look after yourself and get better!:-) I just adore your patterns.

Karen said...

Glad to see you listened to your life and took some time for health and family. Hope you're keeping up with the yoga and cardio and that the hand is healing nicely.