I am happy to report that Alexandra's incision has finally healed. It has been a long, slow journey with lots of set-backs along the way. But all of that is history now. She was able to get rid of the vac dressing last Friday, and when she saw the nurse on Monday was told she won't need to use it again. The incision is now closed. She was very reluctant to be seen in public with over a meter of heavy plastic tubing coming out of her side, so by the time she got rid of the thing she was ready to celebrate. Within hours she and her friend Hannah were on their way to Kelowna for the day. I think she looks pretty happy, minus the machine, in this picture Hannah took of her standing in front of Okanagan Lake.
This means my stress knitting will slow down just in time for the Christmas knitting rush. In other words, I am still knitting at high speed. Since some of what I am working on right now is gift knitting I can't show you everything. I am able to show you this EZ Brioche Hat I finished a couple of weeks ago though. I finally got a chance to deliver it to my friend Cindy yesterday. Anita was kind enough to model it for me so I could put the project up on Ravelry.
My plan yesterday had been to take some fall pictures on the drive out to Cindy's house. She lives near Shuswap Lake, and it is a very beautiful area. Unfortunately the weather didn't cooperate. It was an ugly day - grey and rainy, with clouds so low you could hardly see the road, never mind the mountains. So instead I will leave you with this picture Alexandra took on Monday near Kamloops Lake.