knitting and the life I almost have around it

Tuesday, March 06, 2007


So life goes on. The stitches are driving me spare and i may hurt someone if i dont get them removed like promised on wednesday. i suppose i will go back to work this week. if i don't then food may become a bit of a problem, not to mention stress management through retail therapy!

i have no knitting pics but have finished the two body pieces of my green sweater and am onto the sleeves. i'm knitting them at the same time so hopefully by next week i'll have a new sweater! huzzah!
oh and i bought some lovely regia cotton/wool blend sock yarn on ebay the other day and it arrived today along with Folk Socks by the divine Nancy Bush. this book is great! so much well-presented and interesting history and then a nice chunk of decent patterns with a good blend of useful, attractive socks with varying levels of skill required. i reckon if you made every pair of socks in this book you'd have the whole thing covered.
so that helped brighten an otherwise hideous uni day ;)

for your viewing pleasure i include a few pics from my garden.
this is a random plant in my dahlia patch... it produces apricot and white flowers.. and as you can see sometimes a mix of the two! never let it be said that my home does not embrace difference!
also, what with all the rain, we've had a host of mushrooms spring up! (no, i don't own a lawn mower) i've never seen them around here before, they were always part of the 'on the farm' chapter of my life.. i'm quite charmed by them in my own backyard, i must admit. must be all the rain we've been having plus the humidity.

oh and my bandage rolled off during the night so sherpa took a quick shot of my stitches before putting a new one on. i wont put it up here as i feel its a bit.. icky. Not overly graphic or anything but thought i'd rather give you ladies a choice in the matter. so i'll pop it on Flickr (link here) for those of a curious disposition. there are only 8 stitches visible, but there were 2 internal ones as well. i'm walking normally again, though it does ache mostly and twinge painfully from time to time, and it's clearly healing well. i wasnt prepared for how much energy healing takes up, i've been sleeping 10 hour nights and then nodding off during the day. i'm like a sleepy zombie i tells you!

Oh and come to our Yarn Harlot night - details here! i will be donating some sock yarn as a lucky door prize and there will be lots of other goodies up for grabs. it will be a dashed great night for all! Newbies be not afraid! Let us unite in an evening of joy and yarn and show the world that we are worth staying on the good side of. I have spoken to Sherpa and they will open late for us too so it needn't be a rushed event :) knit and the world gives you beverages!

onward and upward
Ms Spider

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  • At March 07, 2007 3:39 am, Blogger loribird said…

    Ew, bleh!!! (Had to look...) Your poor, poor leg! It does look like you're healing up nicely. I'll look forward to seeing the other kinds of stitches soon :)
    Keep feeling better!

  • At March 07, 2007 8:36 am, Blogger Bells said…

    Sadly, I really enjoy those medical/surgery shows so of course I looked! It looks like it should be on Frankenstein! Fabulous job you did there! Well done.

    And I adore seeing mushrooms come up too. I feel like there must be fairies nearby when it happens! (I never really got over enid Blyton!)

  • At March 07, 2007 9:06 am, Blogger Jejune said…

    Eeeew - I only peeked though, being a bit too squeamish (I can't cope with medical TV shows of any type). Ow. Glad it's healing well, and that the nasty stitches are coming out soon!

    I look forward to being able to browse through some of your books sometime soon, Spidey... you're getting quite an impressive collection!

    Don't eat the mushrooms! Just me in Paranoid Parent mode, sorry... we do get Death Caps in Canberra. White gills = deadly.

    Can't wait to see your new jumper!

    Oooh - my Blogger word verification for this post is kntjrj - close enough to KNIT that it doesn't matter ;)

  • At March 07, 2007 9:54 am, Blogger gemma said…

    great stitches, you need a little sun and salt water, ask the Sherpa to take you to Bateman's Bay for some R & R. Good luck with the Yarn Harlot night.


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