knitting and the life I almost have around it

Sunday, August 13, 2006

baby was a bad bad blogger

Not only have i been very bad about updating.. but i have also been a bit heavy on the old retail therapy in the last couple of weeks.. so in the interests of full disclosure its going to look a little.. full on.
I have also been a bit sick. Well.. by a bit i mean i get to have a whole lot of tests and be prodded and poked so that a doctor can eventually say he has no idea whats wrong with me.. ok. so maybe im being a bit pessimistic but i have had my fair share of chronic illness and you just reach a point where you figure you're just going to have to load yourself up to the eyeballs with painkillers because noones going to find anything useful if they test you.
but the long and short of being sick is that i have a compulsion to create. badly. i have been suffering from migraines, and in the in-between bits where i can move (barely) i knit and knit and knit. I also buy and buy and buy and fondle yarn. I'm really not all that materialistic (or so i think). i mean, i like stuff but i enjoy giving it away as much as i do receiving.. but lately.. HOARDING!
you may also have noticed that my ability to write is slightly marred. this is in part due to being sick and also due to wading through a horrible essay about the changes in teaching of english in australia in the.. excuse me i seem to be nodding off.
here's some crossbreed tops i dyed when othlon slept over the other weekend. and then i spun it, and then i plyed it (and it was BALANCED!!!) and then i knit some very cosy wrist warmers. in about 2 days. yeah i know, im going crazy. Oh, it's 'Pink Grapefruit', my favourite colourway so far.
what else? Bought some 14 micron optim wool.. a kilo! its SO soft and luminous... mmm
spun some polwarth from the bus depot markets i bought a while ago.
Oh and i went to the craft and quilt fair with sherpa on thursday afternoon. i was less than impressed. i wait all year and there was only two (2) yarn stores!!! 2!!!!! i'm SO annoyed.
so i got some sock yarn (the pink one actually came from the other day, tra la la la la). the online at the front was the only ball in this colour at the yarnsgalore store and sherpa and i are currently debating as to who's socks it is destined to be because we both love it. i suspect he shall get long ones with contrast heels and toes and i shall get some ankle socks with contrast heels and toes. oh please, its not like everyone isnt expecting us to show up to SnB in matching sweaters.... socks arent so badgot some fibre (this is the only bag that has yet to be spun and is called schoolhouse blues)these are the ones that did get spun: winterand cherry ripe.some lang mille couleure.. i plan for it to be a little baby sweater... maybe with short sleeves so i'll have enough. any one got a good 8-ply baby sweater pattern?oh and the shawl is growing.
And I'm ok i guess. things are just a bit rough at the moment. i mean, life is wonderful, i'm just getting over constantly wanting to throw up and having tummy cramps through my whole cycle (and no, the thump-thump-thump of tiny hoofs is not in the cards.) And i really miss being able to think. and speak. and do the two together seamlessly. on the other hand i am churning out alot of knitwear... but may never get any essays finished. sigh. what i really want is a doctors certificate that says:

To whom it may concern:
Lets be frank. Ms Spider is wicked clever and could easily get
an HD if she could be becucked to finish this essay.
So lets just say she did and let her knit in class.
Oh and would it kill you to let them out half an hourearly?
Dr Fish

Mmm that would be nice.
anyway, see you ladies round like a revolution. hope to drag myself along to SnB on tuesday. Oh and people, go and say something nice to Kylie, she sounds like she needs a hug.

The spaced-out
Ms Spider xo

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  • At August 13, 2006 9:52 pm, Blogger Taphophile said…

    Hugs to you, Ms Spider. Your fibre-therapy is divine - see you Tuesday.

  • At August 14, 2006 6:59 am, Blogger kylie said…

    i think all the hugs today should be yours and any that come my way i will pass on to you. so sorry to hear you are ill and hope it passes soon. im amazed at your continued creativity tho. see you soon with cherry cake! xx

  • At August 16, 2006 1:51 am, Blogger Stephanie said…

    I hope you are feeling better. Hopefully, all the yummy looking yarn will help!

  • At August 17, 2006 9:47 pm, Blogger Jejune said…

    (((hugs))) Migraines are the pits, I speak from long experience. I hope some answers are forthcoming soon... or at least more fibre ;) Hope to see you on Sunday!


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