Thursday, 8 January 2015

It's Been a While...

...since I posted here.  But I have a good reason.

At the end of November I had a heart attack and was rushed to hospital, where a stent was fitted.  I'm fine now, so don't worry about me, and it was just a small heart attack...  Hopefully it'll be my one and only and I'm trying to be good and take all my tablets and so on.  In fact, in a minute, I'm going to go for a brisk walk - though not too far!

Meanwhile, I want to show you what I've been doing.

I've made lots of socks, of course, though completely forgot to take pictures of most of them.  This is a pair I made for my son...

REGIA World Circus blue socks 2

...and, of course, I have another pair on the needles right now...

Brown and blue Regia socks

Then, when those are finished, I have three colours in Crazy Zauerball that I'm just itching to knit up!

Turq and tan Crazy Zauerball

Olive and green Crazy Zauerball

Blues and green Crazy Zauerball

And I made a couple of little iPod holders for my grandchildren, with an iCord strap (of course) to hang round their necks. Since my grandson is only 4 and doesn't have an iPod, I put a little toy car in his.  However, I neglected to take pictures and the said items are all packaged up ready to go to England!

But I CAN show you the little case I made for my mobile phone, on the same pattern, but without the neck strap - just a loop to close over a button.  I'm rather pleased with this one.

New phone case

I may even get around to writing out the pattern!

New phone case2

The case is double, so is soft and cushiony, and protects the phone well.

OK - so - got to do that walk now before the sun goes in and it gets cold.

I'll try and post more often now that I'm on the road to recovery!


Elizabethd said...

So sorry to hear that news. Take care of yourself.

Annie said...

So sorry to hear of your health scare Penny but lets hope it a one off and has been sufficient just to act as a warning. Give yourself a good talking to, pick yourself up and here's hoping 2015 is full of good health and lots of fun activities.
Annie x

Sharon said...

Goodness me Penny, I'm very sorry to hear that you've been unwell but am also very glad to hear that you're on the mend....just keep taking the tablets :)
I hope that 2015 is a great year for you and look forward to more posts. The socks and phone cases are very pretty, you make the nicest things, you're a great knitter !
Big hugs Sharon xx

Melissa ~ twoknitwit said...

sometimes those 'little' heart attacks are a blessing in disguise

my father had one 18 years ago and had stents placed ~ he's probably out for a brisk walk at the moment as well

so glad to hear you're doing well!!!

Babajeza said...

Oh Oh! Take care. Knitting will help. And of course all the best for you! Regula

Ruby Mole said...

OMG Penny!! What an awful shock! I'm glad that you're on the mend now. Please take care of yourself.
Ruby x

Lilbitbrit said...

I am very sorry to hear that you have been ill, that is a lot to go through. Glad that you are back and tucked in cozily to crochet and enjoy ones home. Take care.