My good friend Lindsay generously sent me 4 scarf kits for my birthday. At my party on 21 April, I drunkenly waved them around and offered to make scarves for four of the people there - Cathy, Janet, Chrissie and Joan.
The good news is that I have now completed two of these for Cathy and Janet. Each kit had 3 balls of fluffy fur yarn, so that's 12 balls of yarn altogether. As I am using the 9mm Boye needles Bev bought me in New York (they are so useful!) I have managed to make 2 long scarves from 4 and half balls of yarn. So hopefully I can squeeze another 3 scarves from the rest of the yarn.
The bad (but good news) is that I am off work with a recurrance of cellulitis in my right leg. Last time I got this, the doctor I had at the time didn't work out what it was and I eventually had about 8 weeks off work and a stay in hospital. My plight wasn't helped by my sister ringing me while I was propped in my wheelchair in A&E awaiting a bed with the cheery comment "I've looked it up on the internet and it can be fatal."
Luckily, this time I diagnosed it myself and hot footed (limped) to the doctors to have this diagnosis confirmed yesterday. I now have a few days of knitting leave...erm, sick leave and a course of antibiotics to keep me going until Wednesday so can now sit on the sofa with my leg propped up, knitting away all day long until Monday at least.
So every cloud has a silver lining...