So.. now that I've found my camera (it was sulking, having been put away for much of WindyCon because I wanted to enjoy the con, not just photograph it), I can show you progress on Golf Pro's sock.
Here's where I am as of 5:00 Wednesday --
Last night, I started just before the decreases and cable crossings began,
The dpn marks where I quit last night, having figured out the cable etc. (It included some frogging, and reknitting).
This afternoon, I snuck in a viewing of the movie 3-Iron. Very strange flick, but compelling. The two main characters don't speak. I'm serious. She has one line -- very near the end -- and he has none. For most of the movie, only people who are themselves violent, or who have witnessed violence have any lines at all.
Anyway, despite the subtitles (it's a Japanese film), I managed to finish off that cable, and knit on into the leg. Then the Mom-Bus was on duty, so I had to stop. The dpn in the next picture shows that spot...
Once the driving duties were over, I snuck in a bit more knitting while watching the first half hour or so of Harry Potter and The Sorcerer's Stone (who? us preparing for the opening of the Deathly Hallow's Part I? nahhh... couldn't be) (and no, Bookworm isn't reading through them all at a prodigious rate either).
Then, Golf Pro and I managed to go out for a moderate dinner just us two! (Bookworm went to a friend's to watch Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets - part two of their Movie Marathon this week, and Kitty went to a French Club dinner, and suddenly we were all alone!). I snuck in some knitting while waiting for food to arrive -- Golf Pro didn't even notice <evil wicked grin>.
After dinner, there was more driving, but I did get in a few more rounds, leaving me here:
Which felt like real progress until I laid it down to pose with the finished sock.
Suddenly, I feel doomed. See that cable coming up? yeah, I have to "read" that one too, and figure out what I did, because the notes are still hiding. I seem to recall doing something fancy about the heel too. I hope not :-)
Ahh well, there are two doctors' appointments today, which will give me waiting room time to knit in. We finally get to see Kitty's "Primary Care Physician" for a follow up after her little "incident" last Wednesday. She really needs to hear from someone other than me that it's actually normal for her brain not to work as well following a concussion -- and that it really truly will get better, but that it will take time.
It's not making things easier for her that she appears to have post-concussive syndrome -- a condition whose symptoms include:
- Changes in your ability to think, concentrate, or remember.
- Headaches or blurry vision.
- Changes in your sleep patterns, such as not being able to sleep or sleeping all the time.
- Changes in your personality such as becoming angry or anxious for no clear reason.*
According to Mayo, these symptoms can last for weeks or months... or even up to a year or more. This will not make Kitty happy. She's a mentally oriented person, and having her brain act like it's not receiving her radio signals is frustrating and scary. I'm really hoping that the docs today can at least set her mind at ease, even if we don't get promises of a rapid fix.
*WebMd Concussion Overview