Saturday, May 01, 2010

be happy!

yarntini sock
Yarntini self-striping in Flirtini

My first "waiting" sock. My husband's surgery went well on Thursday - after the 5 hour delay to get into the O.R., that is. His doctor is pleased - he even gave the green light to bust him out of the ICU today to a regular room - ah, more time for naps. He is so nauseous - he just needs some rest now, and plenty of 7up. We're are not sure when he will be home, maybe even tomorrow, but til then our families have been Rock Stars - keeping our children occupied and making sure that we are okay. Thank you to all for your kind words - I have been flabbergasted by the amount of love and support we have received.

Waiting has served as good knitting time - I've dubbed these happy socks my "don't worry, be happy" pair. Seems fitting. When I knit I like to "knit" some of the things swirling around in my life right into the project - a nice way to remember each challenge and chapter. I was also able to finish the book Confections of a Closet Master Baker by Gesine Bullock-Prado (which I would love to link to, but Blogger is being unpleasant...). I really enjoy books with recipes as a thread throughout. I wish I had dog-eared some pages - I'll just have to go back with my mouth watering... She introduces some traditional german desserts and I would like to try the home made maple sticky buns - I like to futz with stuff. This next week off with my husband may afford me some time to experiment. He is going to have to just get hungry first.


Blogger Kristy said...

I'm so glad it went well! I hope you get your hubby home soon.

4:36 PM  
Blogger amberlee said...

Those are very happy indeed! And I am so so happy to hear things are going well, the best news! Hope you are both home soon!

4:53 PM  
Blogger Trisha said...

Cute socks! I am so happy that your husband's surgery went well. Best wishes on his recovery!!

5:44 PM  
Anonymous kim said...

Oh, my gosh! I am just catching up. I'm so sorry I missed your last post. I am happy to hear that your husband's surgery went well and that you can relax a bit. Well, other than the fetching you will be doing. Good thoughts to you all and crazy pretty sock!

7:54 PM  
Blogger Kate said...

So glad hubby is doing well. I went through a health crisis with mine over a year ago and it's a very trying time.

Gorgeous socks though!!

8:27 PM  
Blogger Zonda said...

Glad to hear your hubby's surgery went well! Love that sock's colorway, and I think a perfect name for them too! When my hubby went through major surgery, I was knitting an Irish Hiking scarf, my first cables. It is interesting how sometimes we can relate a knitting project to something going on in our lives.

11:35 PM  
Blogger IrishgirlieKnits said...

Phew!! So glad surgery went well and that things are looking good!! Hope you both are home soon, with those new happy socks too!!

1:34 AM  
Blogger Caffeine Girl said...

So glad the surgery went well. Brain surgery is scary -- no matter how non-invasive they say it is. I scrolled back through some of your past blogs -- and know I can see how hard you've worked to keep your family going. You're doing great!

7:28 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great news for Bill and your family! Mike is 5 miles into the Lincoln Marathon as I type this. He will be happy to hear of Bill's successful surgery. Thinking of all of you. The sock is pinky purdy. Have to run to catch a glimpse of Mike at the half way point. JZ

7:37 AM  
Blogger Morticcia said...

Oh Stacey, I'm sorry to hear about the needed surgery, but very happy to hear it went well.

My bestest wishes are with you during the post op phase.

1:37 PM  
Blogger Knitting Kris said...

So glad that everything went well. I'll be thinking of you, and praying that the nausea gets better.
I love your "waiting" sock. Yarntini makes me happy just to look at it. Take care!

6:25 PM  
Blogger Jodi said...

Hurray for good news! Speedy recovery to your DH, and it's wonderful that your family and friends are pitching in.

The socks are very happy looking, indeed!

8:07 PM  
Anonymous andi said...

It is amazing the therapy yarn can provide, isn't it? What a scary time for you and your family. Sending love and thoughts.

8:54 PM  
Blogger MollyBeees said...

So glad to hear that hubby is doing well. You've been in my thoughts. Love the happy socks!

4:06 PM  
Blogger Hilary said...

I'm so glad your husband's surgery went well. Here's to a speedy recovery! That sock is awesome and what a happy colorway!

11:45 AM  
Blogger sewtakeahike said...

Hi Stacey,
I'm glad your husband's surgery went well! I think I'm going to check out the book you referred to, it sounds like it's right up my alley! :)

8:03 PM  
Blogger Ann said...

You made a very joyful sock!
Hope you and your husband are going well and you will get home soon!

5:50 AM  
Blogger Marisol said...

Glad to hear your husband is doing well! That is wonderful news.

Love the be happy sock - nice and cheerful:-)

8:22 PM  
Anonymous Natascha said...

I didn't know about your hubby! I'm SO HAPPY that the surgery went well - sending lots and lots of good thoughts your way. Hope to see you at knitting group soon!

7:51 AM  
Anonymous ali@skeinsherway said...

They do look happy! So glad to hear that surgery went well!

3:28 PM  
Blogger t does wool said...

so glad to hear all went well Stacey...
love the socks.
happy Mother's day...and continued wishes for good health and healing.

5:15 PM  
Blogger Ella said...

Ditto - SO glad it went well! I love that you are searching for happy in the midst of all - it's the happy that means the most.

Hang in there, and I hope all continues to go well!

PS - LOVE the stripey sock. :D

2:30 PM  
Blogger amandajean said...

i LOVE your happy socks! i'm glad to hear that your husband is doing ok...i hope he recovers quickly!

my little guy (7) had surgery last week and i spent 9 hours in the hospital that day. oy. i'm sooooo glad i had my knitting to keep me occupied. i ended up finishing up my project while i was at the orthodontist with my other son yesterday. knitting is good therapy and a GREAT protable project!!! but i'm preaching to the choir, i realize. i'll be praying for your hubby. and you, too!

9:23 AM  

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