Cleaning and crochet


That pretty much sums up my day – cleaning and crochet. I was blitzing my kitchen cupboards again in my bid to spring clean the house. It feels really good to have emptied out every cupboard and drawer, tossed stuff that wasn’t worth keeping, wiped down all the shelves, and put things back in a way that makes sense. The vacuuming  was done, the bins emptied, the towels washed. Feels very productive.

After dinner, I rewarded myself with couch time, a blanket over my knees, Netflix on the iPad, and some yarn play. I thought I might get three things achieved tonight – use up the last of the cotton to make a final dishcloth, work on the ripple granny blanket, and knit on the cowl. I managed two of those…


The blanket is now 25″ long. I’m not sure how long to make it, maybe 60″ if the yarn doesn’t run out, and if I am low on yarn at that point I may just add fringe or tassels to the points. If I have lots of yarn left, I’ll do a border. 

The dishcloth is really boring, starting with a dc spiral which I then squared up. 

Big news for the day is that the hospital called about my surgery. My hearing has been going for years, and I’ve been wearing hearing aids for the last few. My specialist and I agree that it’s 99% certain that I have otosclerosis, the same thing that my mother has, and for which she had surgery in her 40s. The doctor won’t know for sure until he goes in with the camera etc, but I have the right symptoms that relate to conductive hearing loss. 

If you feel like seeing exactly what the surgery entails, you can Google “stapedectomy” and watch as part of the tiny bone called the stapes is removed and replaced with a titanium prosthesis and the calcification drilled out. Nice eh! If left, I would go totally deaf over time, so I’ve decided to have one ear done (they only do one at a time anyway). My mum says it was like being reborn.  

It’ll be an overnight stay in hospital and two weeks of not being allowed to leave the house. I will probably have some dizziness at first but hopefully that will clear up fast. I’m making a list of things I can do while restricted to the house, and planning to freeze a few meals ahead of time just in case.

So that’s my news. Hope your day is wonderful. 

3 responses »

  1. Love the blanket. Sorry you had to take time away from that baby to go clean! Unlike you I hate the cleaning. Its a duty not a pleasure.

    i hope your surgery goes well. The two weeks of being home bound sounds like a trial. Make sure you have plenty of yarn stocked up.

  2. I have lots of yarn, will get some books, Netflix, recipe file to organise, and if the sun shines I’ll be outside on the deck in my swimsuit!

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