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Friday, May 16, 2008

My pillow never dries up

I have a new and intensified dislike for chilly, rainy weather.

The plan at this point is to return to work on May 27. I have an appointment with the orthopedist next Wednesday. My knee continues to refuse to bend beyond 65 degrees. My ankle is bending much better now. I continue to build strength, and can do more each day though I need to remind myself of that pretty often as I am frustrated by the lack of knee bend. I can drive my own car (stickshift) for short distances now. That's the biggest thing this week.

Spinning lots lately. I did this sock yarn

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from bluefaced leicester roving in a handpainted "fiber club" format that I got from a person on Ravelry who was destashing. I'm happy with it-it's 14-16 WPI and about 375 yards. Enough for a pair of socks, surely. I also did this one...

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a 16 WPI nice hard, worsted-spun sock yarn. 390 yards. I'm tired of barberpoling, though, so the next one

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Sock fiber from a local spinner, is going to be chain-plied. I am spinning it as thin as I can and still maintain control. It's nice fiber, so it's going well.

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Finished some socks and started some others.

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That's the Bellatrix socks I posted about previously. The new ones are Oriel Lace from Charlene Schurch's book, Sensational Knitted Socks.

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I reminisce about the days when I was intimidated by a four-row pattern repeat. This one is 28 rows.

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It's really not that hard.

Now if I could only make a living from spinning and knitting. HAH. As if. Perhaps when I'm retired, I can start a cottage-industry spinnery, or that fiber arts studio that I dream of, and devote all my spare time to creating beautiful things out of wool, but for now, it's back to the daily grind for me, and soon. I'm a little scared.

Edited to add-Figment is such a GOOD kitty. How many cats could resist temptation this way?
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2 comments:

cosymakes said...

that red sock yarn you spun is SCRUMPTIOUS!! it was nice seeing you the other day. i'm glad you're feeling a bit better.

Feisty said...

Excellent spinning job! Glad you like the fiber.