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Five years into widowhood, after one year of incredible happiness and nearly 14 years of single blessedness. Have given up perfect manicures and pretty hands in order to resume playing the soprano recorder and to see if I can figure out how to play bluegrass banjo. Singing in the shower. Still really, *really* love to knit!

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Still breathing. Really!

But barely. Allergies were driving me nuts yesterday.

Neat stuff to show you, but when I tried to insert photos into the post that did not happen, my program decided to update the names of every photo I have renamed. And I got bored, and then cranky, and shut it down.

Right now I am knitting the red skein of Berroco Seduce which I bought at Jennings Street Yarn when Middlest was still here in Texas. 47% rayon, 25% linen, 17% silk, and 11% nylon. Each fiber took the dye a little differently, which makes for the sort of rich monochromatic fabric that I adore. I am working with size 1 needles (tiny for most of you, rather larger than I have been using for the past couple of months) and knitting a strip that is roughly 4 inches wide until I run out of yarn or patience or both.

This will eventually be a shrug for Blessing. I am using the same broken 2x2 rib that I used on the tiny green sweater for Chutzpah. It is fiddly going, because this yarn is subtly lumpy-bumpy and has zero flexibility. So I am wrangling it onto the needle, and I am liking the fabric as it accumulates at the bottom of my needle, but I am not exactly enjoying the process.

I logged my new 47 inch needle onto Ravelry yesterday, along with the new steel crochet hooks and my tiny needles. Ravelry finally added a page to inventory the skinny stuff I mostly work with these days.

I have done so many projects that are not yet entered on Ravelry. We will blame this on Facebook.

Got almost six hours of sleep last night, and this seems as if it will be a breathing day, as opposed to yesterday, which was a sneezing and coughing and hacking day. At one point my attorney looked at me and asked if I were OK. I told him I looked a lot worse than I felt (I felt lousy, and, well...). He, being a wise man who has been married more than 15 minutes, said nothing.


Jenni said...

Maybe he just wanted to make sure it wasn;t the black plague that you had brought into work with you!

Bonnie said...

I'm glad you are still among the land of the living. I was wondering if everything was ok, because I hadn't heard from you in a while. Rest assured that I would eventually have sent the police to check on you if I still hadn't heard from you in a few more days. :)

AlisonH said...

Take good care of yourself!