A total knee replacement requires time to heal. There isn't much I can do except plenty of Physical Therapy exercises plus the things I really enjoy doing (like reading e-books on my Kindle, controlling my email and knitting up a storm). I ordered some orange-red cashmere/mohair yarn and set about planning what to make from this softly delicious resource. After going through my stash of patterns and perusing hundreds of online possibilities I settled on a simple cowl. I've never made one or wore one and never needed one until the thought of a cashmere/mohair cowl warming my neck on walks around the house convinced me to knit one. Honestly, this yarn was as wonderful to work with as it was to look at. I quickly finished knitting my cowl and put it on for the first time on Tuesday. Excellent, excellent choice for a knitter in recovery. I highly recommend a small project like this as the cool spring temperatures turn quickly warm.