Sunday, 25 January 2009

I've finally got some decent photos of some superwash BFL (8oz) I got from Wildcraft ages ago. Its Nplyed. I haven't worked out yardage yet but don't think its enough for socks :0(
I love the colours:

I discovered that Wonderwool in on in Wales on the last weekend in April. Mandy is going to come with me so really looking forward to a fibery day out.

The work meeting went well. I'm going back the first week in Feb. Only 3 hrs per day Mon/ Wed/ Fri for 2 weeks, then increasing to 4 hrs for 2 weeks, then 5 hours for 2 weeks, then up to 6 hrs. I went up to see my work colleagues and they were really welcoming and keen for me to come back. I saw some patients I know well and they were very kind and pleased to see me too. But I am a bit terrified about it all really.

Friday, 23 January 2009

we've got the house back to ourselves after Mum's month long visit. She seemed to enjoy herself despite not being able to get out too much.
I've been a lot better migraine wise over the past 3 weeks which is just so fabulous. They have reduced to 2 - 3 per week (rather than 6 - 7) and are generally a lot less severe.

I've got a meeting at work this afternoon to discuss what happens next. I'm hoping I'll be able to return slowly in February. It will be great to get back to doing what I do best. I love being a Chemotherapy Nurse.

Trouble is, I'm bound to get every virus going as I've been in virtual isolation for past 6 months.

I've been doing a lot of spinning and have learnt to Navajo ply. Its very addictive.

this is Romney from PigeonRoof Studios on etsy. It was lovely to spin:

this is from Spindlefrog on Etsy:

and this is some lovely roving I got from FatCatKnits on etsy (one of three in my queue - her colourways are just lush). Its called Plum Possum and I know where the possum colour comes from!:

I got some hand cards which I'm slowly learning to use to make alpaca rolags and are spinning it up a bit at a time. I'm a bit worried as it looks very hairy:

Thursday, 8 January 2009

Long time No blog. Actually been busy rather than stuck in bed with migraines. The migraines I am still having are definately less severe and seem to be getting less frequent so I am really hopeful the operation helped. Saw the cardiologist today and he does not think I need surgery on my dodgy mitral valve either. My ECG looks really weird tho. Its just not right but I'll leave the Dr's to worry about that.

I've managed to get quite a bit of spinning done (photos to follow) and also have kept up the stash enhancement. Mum makes snipy comments each time I receive a package - as if its anything to do with her what the hell I spend my money on, especially as she's getting free bed and board for a whole month (I usually limit myself to 2-3 new fibres per month but happened to receive all three of Decembers on consecutive days. Why the hell I feel I have to explain this I don't know?).

So drumroll please for these beauties:

From Teresa Levite Studio (superwash merino):

From FatCatKnits (both Falkland):

We went for a day out to Stratford upon Avon which was really interesting. I've joined an online Shakespeare reading group - the first book we are going to read together is Hamlet. which is also the one I spent painful hours reading in English class. I can only remember 'take thee to a nunnery' and lots of tittering about country matters. I've bought the Royal Shakespeare Company's book called Complete Works of Shakespeare so are waiting anxiously for it to arrive.

And I've bought a pair of hand carders from Wingham Wool Work so I can start carding the huge bin bag of chocolate alpaca in our shoe cupboard. Unfortunately the handle on one was broken when I got them today so I'm sending them back for replacement. They were lovely on the phone when I rang them about it.