I have had several whoopers the past month so I dragged myself to the doctor. He sent me off to get an MRI and now I have to see a neurologist. Needless to say, I am not happy.
I decided to make another slip. The one I had made last month only needed minor tweaking to be ‘just right.’ Lucky for me, whenever a pattern calls for bias tape, I make it myself. It’s just that I make entirely too much. What can I say? It’s just plain fun! But it certainly is handy for things like hat bands and slip straps. It gives a little pizazz to otherwise everyday items.
The latch broke. I can’t complain. The old one was over ten years old. Actually, it’s a blessing. I noticed his name tag was too worn down to read. Now he has a new collar and tag in case he gets lost. He’s a little tired now. He had to show it off to all his friends. He thinks he’s beautiful.
My projects have not been going smoothly this past week. I’m not certain whether I had three migraine headaches or a three-day migraine headache. My head was so full of mush.
Now that that is over, it’s time for real sewing. Since one nightie was tossed, I need another. After digging through my stash, I came up with some insipid pink that I have no idea from where it came. It is cotton, two yards long and 68 inches wide. It’ll do. Maybe I’ll put some embroidery on it. And, yeah, it’ll have pockets.
Since I own about a dozen pair of blue jeans, knitting these made sense. The yarn is Crystal Palace Panda Soy. I would have liked to have made a more elaborate pattern, but the yarn said “No”. It consists of four very loosely spun threads that were definitely out to get me. I finally gave in and did a simple three one rib. The socks feel great on my feet and they are machine washable.
I dragged out some yarn that must be at least ten years old a couple of weeks ago. So far, I’ve taken my work apart twice. It wasn’t right. I didn’t like it. It was boring. Today, I am going a completely different route. If I am still dissatisfied, I’m going to get rid of the yarn. Because it is out to get me.
The older I get, the longer it takes to do anything. I’ve been home for a week and I still haven’t finished unpacking. I also need to send some pictures and show you my purchases. To make matters worse, just when the bursitis was getting better, I got the worse migraine headache ever and I’m still in a bit of a fog.
My classes with Beth Brown-Reinsel were absolutely fabulous. I like her teaching methods and the history lesson that accommodates every class. Knowing the origins of the many types of knitting is very enjoyable for me.
Of course the tiny sweaters are great, too.
Any of you get Beth’s newsletter? When I opened it this morning, I was very surprised to see…..me. That’s me next to the mitts/gloves. Her site is http://www.KnittingTraditions.com.
I bought some fabric panels that were on sale. I didn’t know what I was going to do with them, but, they were on sale. Then came shedding season. I could tell which cat liked which chair by looking at the color of fur on it. I had two of three different panels so I made quickie chair mats.