Moving on with life…..

Moving on with life…..

and focusing on other things is making my soul happy. Of course, I do have to get past the lastest ‘issue’ with my broken foot. I had wanted to post this wonderfully happy report of getting the last four pins out this past Monday….but….as it turned out….one of the pins did not want to come out. Three came out beautifully as planned. The fourth one simply refused. So now I’ve got another incision on the top and BOTTOM of my foot just to get one little pin out….uggh. My foot looks like it’s been through a war. Post-op instructions are – only use my foot as much as I can tolerate the discomfort & pain, no driving for 10 days, keep elevated as much as possible to help reduce swelling, and when trying to use it keep either my walking boot or post-op shoe on it. Humm. There was so much bandaging that neither fit! My solution to that was to ask my doctor if I could remove some of the bandaging, to which he said just a small bit – don’t remove too much. It sort of helps. Anyhow, the next time I post about my foot will hopefully be one to say all is finally well.

So what are some of the happier things going on in my life? Well, here’s a cute picture for you – a couple of weeks ago Little Miss Darby decided that she’d get more sun if she stood in the window sill of the window in our front room…..all the others were laying in the sunshine on the floor in a ‘puppy pile’.


Now, this is really not a dangerous thing for Darby to do. First, the window sill is only 2 ft off the floor and all their crates are sitting under it, which is how she got up there. Jumped on top of a crate and then stepped onto the sill. They all love looking out the front window but Darby is the only one who’s decided that standing on the sill was fun.

And knitting wise I have two of my projects for DRG done & turned in. The third one is coming along very nicely. I can’t give you any details on these yet. I also have a pattern nearly done that will be initially released as an exclusive with This one was actually started before I broke my foot and was really impacted by that, especially getting the photos done. I’m looking at completing this pattern this weekend – cross your fingers for me!

Another exciting thing for me – my Darling Darby Sweater Pattern has been steadily moving up in the popular ranking for pet patterns on Ravelry! Thank you to everyone who has been knitting this pattern and posting good reviews – you’ve made my day. :0)

With everything I’ve got happening I haven’t done any personal knitting, perhaps around the holidays – we’ll see.

So that’s pretty much how my life has been going lately……..hope all is well with all of you :)

Cheers! Jean

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  • Sandra Singh
    Posted at 17:48h, 17 December

    Your foot is healing nicely, I had no idea you went through so much.

  • Leslie
    Posted at 10:03h, 30 October

    Dear Jean, glad to hear that you are finally getting back on your feet! Dog story is priceless, she thinks she’s a cat, maybe?

    Take care of you.