søndag 19. februar 2012

I'm finally back!

I've had a long "holiday" from blogging, I think I needed some time away from it.
Besides, I haven't been sewing much lately, I've had a lot going on in my life.

I'll tell you a little about it...

I have been in a process for a long time, trying to decide if I should do this or not. I finally decided that I would go for it, and I'm happy I did!

Ten days ago I got a gastric bypass.

I have been struggling with my weight since my early teens, and I just got so sick of it.
I also began to fear illnesses related to weight issues, and I don't want to go there.
Besides that, there is also the fact that we lost our son, I have been told over and over that it did not happen because of my weight, but still...
I'm not comfortable with trying for more children when I'm so overweight.

So, here I am! I'm recovering from the operation, eating only soup (blah), and doing fine really.
I have not had much pain after the surgery, and I'm starting to excercise a little now.
I feel great about it, and I don't regret getting this done.

While I'm recovering I'm not sewing much, but I crochet!
A lot...

Want to se?

I made a big blanket and a cushion for my sofa, loving the colors I used.
Pure wool yarn, so they are warm and cozy.

Tutorial for the cushion can be found at Attic24, wich by the way has lots of beautiful tutorials on her blog. Tutorial for blanket can be found at Dottie Angel.

I'm working on two other blankets now, I ran out of yarn for one of them, so I need to go to my yarn shop tomorrow.

Crochet is so much fun!

6 kommentarer:

Anne-Lise at Rag, Tag, Bobtail sa...

Lykke til framover! Min venninne gjorde det samme for et år siden, og det har gått veldig bra, så jeg vet det kan være en god løsning. Flott hekleteppe og pute!

Maria sa...

I wish you well with your challenge.Soup is not that bad.

Your crochet blanket and cushion are just gorgeous.

Annette - MyRoseValley sa...

Gorgeous blanket. Checked out the tutorial - how clever and simple. Have to give that a go for sure... And good to hear you are recovering well form your op that probably will change your life. It sounds like 2012 might be your year for sure. Oh, just a warning - crochet is highly addictive. I am sure I will spot many creations at your place from now on.:D

Timi sa...

It's soooo good to hear about you!!!
I am glad you are well and enjoying crochet :o)!
I wish I could crochet!!!

2ne sa...

Koselig og fargerikt teppe :-)

Jody sa...

good luck to you on this journey - you can do it! I work with two women who have had the surgery and are very glad that they did. The fiber will keep you going!
best wishes,