OK I am here. Way past time. This last fall (flat on my face on the porch of the yarn shop) really did me in even though, unlike Humpty Dumpty, I didn't break anything. I finally went to the ER on Wednesday for x rays and they said all is well except that I have a "chest wall" injury and that will take time to heal. It is extremely painful. I hate to whine, but I haven't had this much pain since I broke my knee! The pain is finally getting a little better, but I have to watch out for pneumonia now--must take big breaths etc so fluid won't collect in my lungs. That is hard to do as it hurts to breathe. You know what that is like. I have tried to keep myself busy by messing with some new projects and techniques, but all of them have come to naught.
I tried to make a coiled vessel using some two ply string I made from indigo dyed fabric. I worked on that a good while, but I accidentally sewed it to the form (a cone of yarn duh!) and when I finally removed it, it had no shape to speak of--way too floppy. I dumped all that stuff out of the work basket and replaced it with some yarn to knit a scarf I liked that is a Lynn Vogel pattern. I got most of that done, but didn't really like the yarn (my own hand spun) so I frogged that. Meanwhile, I had some short socks I was working on. I had finished the first one and was working on the second one when I realized the first one was too big and clunky looking, so I frogged that finished sock and part of the second one and essentially started over from the toe of each. Meanwhile, I read something about Naalbinding and I decided I would like to learn to do that and so I went looking on the computer for a tutorial. That was yesterday morning. I tried all morning but just couldn't get it figured out. Eventually I tried making yet another vessel in what I think is a Naalbinding stitch--essentially a buttonhole stitch. I worked on that project most of the rest of the day and while we were watching a movie last night and I will probably frog it later on today.
Did I mention that the old sheet I cut up for the Cathedral Window experiment is too dense to sew through without using pliers?
You are laughing I hope!
I have spent a lot of time reading Wolf Hall. I have it on my Kindle Fire (I love that thing). Dangerous though. One click and it's mine............
This morning I walked around and watered the plants we bought a week ago on our anniversary. The day of the fateful fall. Some are already looking a little iffy. Gardening is touch and go here in the dry Hill country of Texas. The new plants look so confident and perky when I put them in the ground or the pots, but a week later, they have lost their spunk and just look tired. I baby them, and so some of them will make it as they are native to this area, but it can be a discouraging project.
I guess that is about it. I wonder what useless project I will try today? Maybe I will get lucky or maybe I should just stick to projects that I am already working on successfully. That would be a plan.....