Saturday, 23 May 2015

Sorry for the gap.

IMAG1382As you will have gathered, I wasn't as on the mend as I had hoped. So. One Ambulance ride to hospital, and a further two visits by the paramedics later, I will go as far as to say I'm making progress, but until I have another chat with the Clinic at the Hospital on Wednesday I'm loath to commit to how much. (The third call out being only the day before yesterday...!)

But I have made progress and that is the important bit.

IMAG1331I've also knitted. A lot.  A pair of Socks have popped off to a new home.


And my fabulous Sheep Shawl Kit is now a kit no more, but a stunning, yummy huge shawl which will see a lot of use next winter.


With help from my fabulous Husband (Braved the crowds at John Arbon's Open Day) who bought my stash top up for me. And my brilliant Son who has helped me by doing the heavy lifting when I needed and change and dyed my baby camel and silk with saffron for my next winters project.  I have managed to stop myself going totally nuts.  But it has been a close run thing.

Sunday, 22 February 2015

One step at a time.


I am beginning to feel better.  It's a very slow road as none of us, (myself, DH, or DS) had realised how far I had slipped.  But with extra medication, lots and lots of rest (very bored now) I seem to have turned a corner and can now manage half an hour of something before having to put my feet back up.

This is progress people, honestly!

Saturday, 31 January 2015

Before it is far too late to wish you all a fabulous New Year....


I am stuck in the house.  No going off to my workshop and not a lot of energy to do any of the things that I want to whilst stuck here.  Humph!  Totally fed up with my ability to catch virus after virus after infection, this is not the best winter I have had in while, but it is seeming to be one of the longest.  I will own up to being fed up with sinus infections and lungs like cardboard, and various other items that turned up just before Christmas that are to be frank, unpleasant and therefore not worth rehearsing here. In short, I am tired of this particular winter and have had better.  I am about three months behind on everything in my life and that includes the making of my own clothes. (Like that is ending well!).
As a consequence, I haven't blogged, as I firmly believe if you cant say something constructive or positive, leave it out.  In this case that includes December and January.  I shall be back once I can bring myself to be positive, but in the meanwhile, I shall continue to count it a triumph if I manage coffee out and not catch bronchitis in the process.
Normal service will return when I can find an alternative to Lemsip that won't interfere with the 16* different medications I already take daily.

Once again, Happy New Year.

* this is not an exaggeration, this is an accurate count as of this morning. I will also point out, this are ALL PRESCRIBED by qualified medical practitioners, and don't even begin to include those that I am given in emergencies.

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

That went well!

I have had a pretty nasty November.  Most of it has been my fault in a way, as I ignored the warning signs that were flagging up left and right (really easy to see when you look back, not so easy when you are pushing past them or looking forward.)  I ignored the cold I went down with.  In my defence, it only seemed a little one and it didn't seem to slow me down that much. WRONG!  I ended up with a rather unpleasant ambulance ride and several hours in A & E to prove it.  On the plus side, once I was finally popped in cubical rather than being parked in a corridor, I noticed that they had decorated since last time I visited, so that was nice. 
IMAG1116So. I have promised myself (and more importantly DH!) that I will slow down and plod!  So that is what I am doing, and trying to enjoy it.  Suffice to say, I'm not enjoying it, as I prefer to ignore that fact my lungs are totally unreliable as much as possible.  Oh well.
As a result of this, there has been lots of dozing over knitting and spindling by the fire and very little I have finisheds! All in all, most frustrating.  Especially as I know it will now be like this for the rest of the winter. Bah!
I have however, managed to finish the 100gms of rainbows (thank you Limegreenjelly) that I began oh so long ago, and that is being plyed with some Merino and silk I dyed in different shades of charcoal.  I have also spun some of the Romney/Shetland, so progress is being made.  The same is true of the BFL/Shetland fleeces. But for me, not enough, NOT ENOUGH I say!  Oh well, repeat after me, I WILL PLOD SLOWLY! Humph!
I'm stopping now, as I've just worked out I'm approximately 3 months behind the goals I wanted to meet this year. Staggering off snorting.... (I would laugh, but it still makes me choke).