knitting and the life I almost have around it

Monday, November 19, 2007

pendant le weekend

Another weekend dead and buried. How does it happen?
We've been dogsitting Harry, who has spent most of the weekend fretting. Now don't get me wrong, he's not really distressed. He just likes to stand in front of you looking sad. It's kind of irritating after a while. And I'm refusing to walk him right now so he's lying on the floor with his eyes open, sighing and whimpering.

I've had a funny old weekend really. Have a had a killer headache for about a week and by about 9.30 sunday morning it was full-blown migraine city. Hence my no-show at SnB. However, up until this point i did a lot of knitting (and some in the evening after it had backed of a bit).

On my thistle shawl i am up to the third chart. This means i no longer have nifty thistles to knit so it may become less interesting to me rapidly. This yarn is a dream. OMG. And i've only used 30g so far. i love laceweight. And i'm pretty much up to knitting on my Addis without having to magic loop... which always makes me feel a bit special. Knitting really is amazing.

Also, as a result of a disgustingly hot week and a weird body shift that has taken me from scrawny to curvy.. i need some more summer clothes. Well, ones that don't make me look like i'm trying to escape, if you know what i'm sayin'. So Taph's donation of some Patons Fresco was latched upon and i cast on for the drop-stitch lace tank from Fitted Knits. the yarn is a dream, you'd never know it was 50% ack. And i love the colour (see pic above - the one below is what happens to the colour above when struck by morning light on an orange couch). And the promise of getting to drop some stitches makes the ribbing go quicker. (hooray for Addis!)

I really havent been knitting any socks.. took the shine of that apple, plus i find it hard to knit stuff i'm not likely to wear as soon as i cast off. I might catch up later, but now i have no more Uni work i'm way more keen to play with tops and lace and... mmmmmm. Don't get me wrong - i LOVE the socks. Spidey heart socks. be back soon no doubt.

Hope you all are coping with the heat.. Kuka i still have that sock yarn aside for you if you still want it; we keep missing each other. Sorry :(

Wish me luck with the whole migraine/12yo pyschos issue today..
Peace out,
Ms Spider xo

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  • At November 19, 2007 10:25 am, Blogger Olivia said…

    that might be the biggest colour shift between photos I've ever seen!

    The thistle shawl looks really lovely, can't wait to see it finished.

    Hope your headache woes ease soon.

  • At November 19, 2007 2:39 pm, Blogger Taphophile said…

    Completely freaked by that colour change. Shudder to think what it would do to the purple shawl, which is divine.

  • At November 19, 2007 11:02 pm, Blogger Michelle said…

    So lovely. Both colours. You could wear the same tank twice in one week - cloudy day and sunny day - and no one would know! Clever!

  • At November 20, 2007 8:41 am, Blogger kms said…

    i cant even imagine what colour your migraine is making that top! it looks lovely. i wish you more than luck with the 12yos. eegads!

  • At November 21, 2007 10:55 am, Blogger Kuka said…

    Hey Spidey =)
    Definately still inerested in the sock yarn, but no stress about getting it RIGHT NOW - just hope you're feeling better soon =)

  • At November 27, 2007 4:47 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Hi happyspider!

    Have just found you accidentally while on ravelry. Just a suggestion regarding the migraines - they sell these really nifty homeopathy (not the aromatherapy ones with the essential oils - these look like a clear jelly glue stick thing) migraine sticks at the chemist - I'm in Sydney, but I'm sure they'd have them aplenty in Canberra as well. Not very expensive - about $10-12 or so and they last for AGES! You might want to give them a try - I work with computers all day and used to get the most awful headaches and migraines and these have really helped. I was looking for a more natural solution to dealing with them.
    As for your cashmere yarn that you spun - looks amazing! I'm still just a knitter and have no idea about the world of spinning yet.
    Cheers, Vanessa


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