Spring knitting and recovery.

Hi everyone!  I know I've been absent here for a while and I've had a pretty good reason. As mentioned in my last post, I suffered a broken wrist on my birthday (April 1st) and needed surgery.  After a couple of months of rest, stretching, and knitting, I'm almost back to normal!  It's lucky I had a doctor who recommended that I keep up the knitting during recovery, otherwise I might have gone crazy!  I still have a bit of physical therapy left to do to help strengthen and stretch even more, but I'm otherwise back to normal. Aside from this gnarly scar that is:

I've been working on a few knitting projects to keep me busy (although work does that on its own).  Here's what I've been up to:

Finished my Mara Shawl!

Knitting a "Corrine" sweater out of Lorna's Laces Green Line Worsted in the Limited Edition color from April called "Royal Wedding."

Knitting an "Idlewood" by Cecily Glowick McDonald out of Rowan Scottish Tweed Aran with my friend Lynnae:

Crocheting a "Calm Cowl".  I've been having fun with crochet lately!  I was totally inspired by One Flew Over's gorgeous version pictured below.  I had to rip mine last night (hence the lack of photo) and will start over a bit more loosely.  Apparently I'm a tight crocheter:

Starting the Larch Shawlette for the Endless Possibilities KAL:

Running in a 178 Mile Relay Race around the greater Reno-Tahoe area with an amazing group of ladies:

Enjoying my new red crocheted Toms:

In all, it's been a pretty good Spring.  I'm ready for summer though-- camping, Sierra backpacking adventures, floating the river, swimming in the Lake Tahoe, live music outside, Artown, Farmer's Markets on Saturday mornings,  the weddings of two good friends, maybe a road trip, and of course, lots of knitting!

See you all sooner--rather than later! (I promise!)

Kristen