So. I made a hat.
Well, not really a hat.
So. What it is, exactly?
It’s a stump cover.
M, wife of the guy, D, who does yard word and other miscellaneous chores around here — right now he is in the midst of sanding and priming and repainting our deck railing — is an amputee, having lost her left leg above the knee. When I met M in January she was wearing something like a really ugly support stocking on her stump over her pant leg. When I found out that it served no therapeutic purpose, I remarked that I could knit her something more attractive. She was game, so I did.
Tragically, I have no photographic record of that knitting project because I am lame.
A month or so later D told me that M wanted another one. The result is pictured above. The first one was darker gray with narrow stripes of various colors, inspired by these socks:
I thought since she had liked that first one, I would make this one similar.
Knitting: it’s what I do.
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I finished the first book of the Glasgow trilogy (right) and have started the second. But I may have to set that aside because I recently picked up the latest Lucas Davenport book from the library, and there are 89 holds on it when I return it. No way can I renew that book if I don’t finish it in time. Plus, when I read the first few pages I suspected that I had somehow missed the previous book, so I now have to read that one first. Even though I am a fast reader, especially of a really good mystery (which the Lucas Davenport books always are), I do not want to press my luck.
If you need me, I will be absorbed in these two books, one right after the other.
Edited to add: Kat!