Thursday, April 12, 2007

Hot off the needles!

All I have to do now is pick up a couple hundred stitches across the top edge and do an attached I-cord. Then undo the provisional cast of of 441 stitches and make the ruffle. Maybe by next weekend when Lisa comes over I'll be able to show a finished shawl. I had planned to finish this last night but things can get in the way.

My older brother called and that always takes an hour or more. He said my new phone sounded great. And the another friend and I talked for maybe another half an hour. So by that time it was nearly time for bed and I was too tired and a little stressed so decided I would finish it this morning while I'm doing my laundry.

I went for my tread mill test yesterday. I thought I did quite well and I managed to get my heart rate up where I had to in only a couple of minutes. Apparently that's too fast. It should have taken at least five to ten minutes. The nurse said maybe I wasn't used to exercise but I told her about my daily walks plus my blood pressure is really good right now. I didn't have any problem with the tread mill walking, except I was pretty short of breath when I finished. So there's some kind of problem. One that didn't show up in my EKG. I have to wait until next week to hear from my primary physician and then there'll be a decision as to whether I have to wear a "black box" monitor for a day or so. Anyway, I think that's why I was feeling stressed.

So, the long process of knitting the body of the shawl is done. As soon as I finish putting away the laundry, and have some lunch, I'll be starting on that attached I-cord.

7 comments:

Scattered Gemini said...

Wow. That's really pretty so far, even. Can't wait to see when it's totally finished. Cool.

Good luck with all the medical stuff. I hate Dr's. LOL!

Anonymous said...

My mother had something similar with a treadmill test probably ten plus years ago, and wore one of those 24 hour monitor things... turned out to be (literally)nothing - she may be falling apart otherwise, but her heart is good to go! So don't get in a panic....

Affectionately,
Rena

Monika said...

Do take it easy! Koigu once again looks wonderful.

Anonymous said...

about to take the sea plane back to the real world..can't wait to tell you how wonderful this trip has been..miss you all
Susan

anne said...

Gorgeous shawl, Larry! Take it easy, too!

mehitabel said...

The worst thing about wearing the monitor, for me, was not being able to shower for 24 hours! The key is to relax and not worry about things too much--stress is the worst thing! And shame on them for getting you all worried, they are not supposed to tell you that sort of thing!

mehitabel said...

Oh, and the shawl is looking really lovely, too. Have to remember the important stuff: the knitting! That I-cord and the ruffle ought to be good therapy!