I’ve been rather occupied this week with my medical (day) procedure. I packed my “hospital bag” with a few things which I may have needed. This lovely bag was a gift from Jean who blogs at All Points of the Compass. She sent me this batik bag three years ago when I was having treatment at the hospital for several weeks, and it accompanied me each day. Thanks so much Jean, I have called it my hospital bag and use it for appointments.
My special bag for day hospital visits
“What’s my name and date of birth” I was asked. Luckily I knew the answers, but always wonder what happens to the poor old souls who have forgotten such facts. Guess they have a support person with them who gets them organized before having treatment. My procedure went well, I’m happy to say, and I got an “all clear”. As I was dressed and on my way out the door, the doctor merrily called out, “See you again in five years time”. Much better to go through some discomfort every now and again to get thoroughly checked out - and we are so lucky that hospital care is free here in New Zealand.
One of my goals this week was to finish up some long standing knitting projects. First was a little baby’s hooded jumper, knitted ages ago. All I had to do was to sew the hood onto the neck, and hunt for a pretty pink button. The pattern was “Baby Yeti” and was a freebie on the internet. This is so pretty that I’ve decided I’ll be tucking it away in my box for future family babies.
Baby Yeti in Pink
Next was to finish up my winter wooly cardigan, made with cream New Zealand 12ply wool. There's a bit of a story about this wool. I purchased it many years ago when my two grand-daughters were young, with the aim to make them a cable jumper each. That didn’t happen, so I decided to knit it up for myself. This pattern is knitted in one piece for the fronts and back, not something I had done before. All the knitting was finished, the sleeves, collar and front bands too, and then it got put away again – the story of my life!
Now at last, it’s all together, and the buttons sewed on. I’m so pleased it’s finally finished, and I’ll be able to get some wear out of it this winter. It’s lovely and cozy.
Finished, at last
So that’s been my week, with a couple of nana naps thrown into the mix as well. I’m feeling much better now, and so pleased I had a good result – I’m always a bit of a worrier about these things. We found a bottle of bubbly in the cupboard, so we’ve decided to celebrate with a home cooked prawn stir-fry meal and raise a glass of bubbly to ourselves!