According to Ravelry this has actually been off the needles since October 15, but it’s been hard to schedule a photo shoot in the daylight with my photographer (Ryan.) We did manage to find a not-rainy day last week, so, without further ado, I present to you Calliope’s Odyssey by Romi Hill.
Yesterday I fell… twice. It was pretty public and embarrassing. It probably also hurt, but at the time I didn’t notice any pain because I was too busy wishing the earth would swallow me whole. It didn’t and I had to stand up and go on with my life.
This morning though, the pain kicked in with a vengeance. I was woken up much too early by a throbbing leg. I consulted with my dad who is a life-time runner and coached track and cross country for many years (and therefore has experience every kind of leg injury known to man.) I described the falls (dear god why did there have to be two!) and he’s pretty certain that it’s a “high ankle sprain.” He tells me these are slower to heal that your run-of-the-mill ankle sprain. Joy.
Frustratingly, as with most minor muscle, ligament, tendon injuries the “treatment” is rest, ice, compression, and elevation (I think I was born knowing about RICE treatments… so common were they in our house growing up.) I don’t have an ace bandage (dad would be appalled) and I definitely don’t feel like limping out to get one, so today has been all about RIE.
The only upside has been the knitting. The LYS I work at has been featuring Calliope’s Odyssey as the September knit-a-long and I’ve been loving it! After today I’m through 4 of the 9 repeats of chart B. After chart B comes the fun colorwork section.
Of course unblocked and scrunched up on my needles it’s not looking like much, but I assure you it will be amazing once finished. The yarn I’m using is a 50% merino 50% tencel blend called Agleam by Sincere Sheep and I’m loving how crisp and shiny my stitches look.