Thursday, October 31, 2013
I'm used to doing things when I want, not being able to go and make brownies, or drive to the orchard for apples is really freaking frustrating. Being on bedrest was terrible and insanely mind blowing bored, but not being to do things when you're able to walk (limp) is aggravating. Staring at my leg, telling it that it needs to stop being a brat, start behaving, and stop causing me pain doesn't work as well as you would expect. But for now, I'm taking small steps towards regaining my life. it's slow and painful, but I know it will all turn out well in the end. For now, the small things are what matters..
like the first cup of tea I made
new books to read
I finished Parasite and completely recommend it, her other series Newsflesh is AMAZING and if you haven't read it yet, GO NOW.
and fluffy sweet watson wanting snuggles.
Thursday, September 5, 2013
Tuesday, July 23, 2013
the surgery went ok, the recovery will be long and painful, I had the worst night of my life, the nurse scolded me for hitting the call button once. I had over a ten pain for 7 hours. I'm going to leave the hospital in an hour, so I shall write a long. detailed post about the horrors I encountered. but for now, I'm alive. and I made this washcloth.
Thursday, July 18, 2013
The splint was cast wrong, and I spent a night in the most pain I have ever felt. It was utterly overwhelming, I just wanted to cry.
I went to the ortho the next day, after begging them to see me. The nurse that messed up with the splint, also put it on wrong, causing unbearable pain. They rewrapped my foot, correctly this time, and for the first time since I broke it, I could think. I'm still in pain, but I can manage it.
Monday, I'm having surgery. I'm having pins and plates put in, and staying at least one night in the hospital. I'll be in a boot or cast for about two months. And I shall also go insane with boredom. To combat that, I've been watching netflix (and amazon, and hulu, and dvds), and knitting/crocheting, and reading. I've read the fault in our stars, and loved it so much. I made this (yet another anne scarf, I'll blog more about it next week)
I also have this wee thing and her sister (not pictured) keeping me company
Sunday, June 2, 2013
I sadly didn't get to go to MSW, but maybe next year.
I have been spinning quite a bit! I got this roving as a gift for my birthday from my parents, I think it's 75/25 bfl/silk mix and it spun like butter. 5.2 ounces, two ply, this is about 250 heavy worsted. It's so bright that it was hard to get a good photo! Rav link!
(I love my view)
This is the fiber I'm spinning up now, I miiiight have stolen it from my mom. heh
I started weaving! My parents also got me a kromski 24 inch rigid heddle, for my birthday, and I LOVE it. I named her Lucy the Loom. So far I made a scarf, which was a fun practice piece, (I need finished photos of it)
And this is on my loom now. I plan to make this into a project bag
As for knitting, I casted on for Bolt. I love it, and I'm already planning to make another one. I'm on the final stripe section now.
And I might have started two MKAL shawls today. Whoops. Remember when I said I wanted to finish projects? HA. CAST ON ALL THE THINGS.
Of course what is fiber without tea
And a fiber buddy? Mycroft loves to sleep in her (well, it's hers now) basket next to my chair in the living room when I'm knitting/spinning/weaving.
Sunday, April 28, 2013
So of course, my (pretty crazy) brain went HEY! Remember that super pretty roving you got at MSW last year? Let's spin it up, and knit a shawl out of it! to wear for MSW!!!! It will be so cooooool! Ohey ice cream!" My (albeit small) rational part of my brain went "you have 6 days, on four of those days, you have appointments. You also need to clean up the house, prepare food for Msw (since I'm allergic to pretty much everything there), and IT'S 6 DAYS ARE YOU CRAZY?" to which my crazy side of the brain went YES! We're going to do this!" and my rational side just gave up.
Last night, I dug up the fiber, and sat down and spun for about an hour. It's working up amazing, the roving is from Misty Mountain farms, and it's a 85/15 polworth/silk blend. I was thinking about plying it, but it's super pretty as a single. We'll see! I have a PLAN (run for the hills!) of finishing the spinning tonight, finishing cleaning up the kitchen, and also, somehow, finishing a pair of socks. Sleep? What's that?
The roving I'm spinning is the blue in the left corner! (this was what I got from MSW last year)
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
She's had a two month migraine at this point, so it's lovely that the shawl can give her comfort and warmth when she feels dreadful.
The pattern was really great, and the lace was easy (so of course, I messed up on it several times!). I did a cable cast on, knit the large, and then did a k2tob tbl, put stitch back on left needle etc bind off.
I don't think I can say enough about how amazing this yarn is, I want to marry it. It's luscious, amazing drape, such great colour, and it was a pure joy to knit.
On rav here.
Mom loves it so much, and hasn't taken it off since yesterday!