Wednesday, December 29, 2010

On the Third Day of Christmas

I finished the Christmas knitting! Truly, it's a new record for me. My father's World War II Watch Cap was actually completed on Christmas Eve.


I finished knitting my mother's Traveling Woman on December 26. This meant I actually handed my mother a gift bag with the project still on the needles on Christmas Day.  Oh well. After a few days of tearing apart my so-called "yarn room," I finally found my blocking pins. With The Preschooler at Bubba's, I had some peace and quiet this morning to block out the shawl.

Finally, yesterday, I went to the jeweler's, with moral support from Steven, to have my rings cut off. I haven't been able to get them reliably on and off for over a year, and with last weekend's Christmas basically serving as a Festival of Ham and Salty Snax, my fingers swelled up to painful proportions. Because I'm pregnant, I knew it would get worse before it got better, so off they came. Steven insists I show you a picture of the immediate aftermath.

5 comments:

LisaBe said...

wow--that looks incredibly painful!! glad you got that taken care of.

Brooke said...

Oh my goodness! I had no idea that was happening yesterday!

I gave up wearing my rings about 18 months ago. I miss them so.

DrBabyMamaDrama said...

Ouch.

Jenn said...

Wow, that looks even worse than I remember!

SJ said...

Oooh, ouch! I hope your fingers returned to normal after that ordeal.

Love your mom's shawl. That's such a cool picture of it.