Plain Jane Knits Up A Storm

A few musings about my needlecraft hobbies - knitting, crocheting, quilting, & cross-stitch along with my other love, genealogy. While growing up, I used to HATE the term "Plain Jane", but when it comes to knitting & crocheting, I've realized that I really *am* a Plain Jane in that I don't use fancy yarns.

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Location: Northern Detroit Metro area, Michigan, United States

Friday, March 28, 2014


I haven't been posting much because last June & October I had my arthritic knees replaced - the left one first & then the right - followed by a painful bout of pain from my IT (Iliotibial) band running from my right hip down through the thigh. Was just starting to get around comfortably when DH fell on the 9th & fractured his ankle. This was the same ankle he broke about 20 years ago and the hardware that was already in there twisted & made the break worse. He insisted that it was just a sprain for two day before he let me call 911. So it was emergency room & two nights in the hospital that week because of the fracture blisters, surgery the following Tuesday to stabilize it some more and add pins & tensions rods (he looked like he had a miniture Eiffel Tower on his lower leg), a doctor appointment this last Monday to check on the condition of his skin which is improving, surgery again on Wednesday and home on Thursday. From not getting much exercise for a couple months, I'm getting a lot now. Fortunately, the weather has been improving as we go back to the surgeon's office next week to get a cast.

The winter weather, the potholes that could swallow the IQ and now this has limited my getting to the Orion Center for knit/crochet group. I don't think I've been out there since January {sob}, but I have been working here at home. Made a few dozen hats for Remenant Ministries and now I'm working on crocheting a baby blanket - a nice mindless project to work on in the waiting rooms.


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