Thursday, May 1, 2014

1 Year, 6 Months!

As of today, I haven't bought yarn in 18 months!!!!!!!!!!!!!  I wish I could say there was a noticeable difference, but during those 18 months I've only used up 41 balls of yarn, but at least they didn't get replaced.  That's the big thing.  All that progress could have easily been wiped out with only one rather moderate purchase.  Scary!

April finished sort of weakly, but I still ended with:

17 yards of fabric used
637 yards of yarn used
2 balls of yarn used
7 projects finished

And........(drum roll please)..........yesterday I tried the breast stroke at the gym and I am not sore today!!!!!  Several months ago, I was told I probably wouldn't be able to do it, but I talked with the physical therapist last week and she gave me permission to try this month--no more than two laps--to see how I did.  I waited until this week because we went to see "Wicked" with my mother on Sunday and I wanted to be mobile for that, so yesterday was the big day.  I lifted weights, swam two laps, and walked for an hour in the pool.  And I don't hurt today!!!!!!!  I'll stick with just two laps for the rest of the month--I haven't been able to do that for two years, and those two laps were rather exhausting.  I had forgotten what a workout swimming is.  I'll try again tomorrow, and maybe by June I'll be strong enough for 3 laps.  :)


RobinH said...

Yay, for stashdown progress! And swimming! I won't be swimming yet for a while, even though I opened the pool last weekend...first I need it to be warmer than the 40s for a bit to warm it up!

Mereknits said...

Look at you! No new yarn and the breaststroke too! Good days.

kayT said...

Congratulations on the swim. I am currently rehabbing a new knee so I know that what may seem small to others can really be gigantic. I walked all the way around the cul-de-sac yesterday with my therapist/torturer: with my walker, in my jammies, for the amazement of the neighborhood, and it felt a lot like a marathon or at least a 5K.

Mandy said...

Well done on all of the achievements you have listed.
The amount of fabric and yarn used up is really quite enormous. However, with a big stash of fabric and yarn it takes rather a lot to make even the most moderate of dents in the amount. I know whenever I have made the attempt it never looks as if I have used anything! Just keep on going and don't be discouraged.
Well done on the physical achievements. I admire your persistence. It is really working.

Toni said...

Yay! Good for you!!!