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When I saw the sweater below I instantly loved it. There is a KAL about it. I hesitated for awhile not wanting to spend that much on a book that is written in Japanese. I finally broke down and got the book. Oh and it is wonderful. There are other designs that I love so it was well worth purchasing. There are plenty of charts and others on the net are figuring the thing out. I decided not to join the KAL since they are way ahead of me and I don't even have the yarn for it yet. I am thinking of using Cascade 220. I figure to check out all the information on this design and then get to it after the Mara KAL.
Well I got to see a Dr finally and he basically said that its going to take another month or so. He asked if I wanted a walking boot and I said yes. Now that does not mean that I am walking. I tried yesterday and it was still very painful. So I am using the crutches and boot. Hopefully soon I will get used to it or it will be easier or heal a little more cause I am really tired of the crutches.
I took my sketchbook along; my new Moleskine which I love by the way. I thought I could draw while I waited. I looked around the room and it just seemed so antiseptic. I thought all this is too boring to draw but I went ahead anyways.
Here is that little drawing I did of medical supplies on top of a cabinet. The interesting thing was I really got a lot of pleasure out of doing this.
Then I decided to draw a picture that was hanging but the Dr. showed up. There are supposed to be Big Horn Sheep here but the never made it in the drawing so I just left it as it is.
was limping. So off to the vet we go. Turns out he has a torn ligament in his leg, which can heal on its own. Then we talk about the infection in his mouth and whether his teeth should be pulled. Dr. Moe says he needs to be checked for a virus first so we have that test done. Turns out he has AIDS. So none of the remedies for his mouth will help much. We had the vet give him another steroid shot to get him comfortable. That will probably last a couple weeks. Then we will have him put to sleep. This willmake him feel better and help us get used to the idea of losing him before he gets in too much pain. He has been the best cat ever.
We commonly refer to this as the Pajama party. That means we don't get dressed and stay in our PJ's all weekend. We spend Friday Saturday and Sunday just spinning, knitting and visiting. These great friends brought along all the food and really took care of me. We had lots of show and tell which I forgot to take pictures of....sorry. My friend Cj showed up on saturday too. Shirley was talking about Firefly and that ended up with us having a Firefly Marathon. That is 14 episodes plus the movie Serenity By the end of it we all had enough Tv for quite some time. It was tiring but still fun. We all knit or spun throughout the entire marathon.
Well I had a Dr. appointment for 3:30 today and the turkey cancelled it on me. Now I have to wait until Friday. It was not the news I needed to hear today.
I planned on participating in the Mara Knit along. This is the sweater on the cover of Fair Isle Knitting by Alice Starmore. I started it years ago but got bogged down in a complicated pattern I thought it would be great to knit it along with others and anyways I have a head start on it. This is supposed to start at the end of the month. I collected all the yarns, found the pattern and needles. I need to make a couple copies of the patterns graph and I'll be all set. Here is a pic from the book
Well I think I have failed as an Olympian. If you take the tact that it is a challenge that I am overcoming then I am doing great. If you take the tact that unless you finish on the 26th you have failed then I will have failed. I just can not do lace fast....I end up taking apart too many rows to make such success. I have learned a lot and my goal now is to finish the inner triangle of the shawl by the end of the Olympics and then continue on with it and finish after the Olympics are over.
Here we are...
My friends Amy and Cj, Amy kindly bought my bagel and drink for me.
Here is Sheila, she just got back from the Madrona fiber weekend. She took lots of great classes and told us losts of stories.
Here is Suzanne, she is also an excellent beader, next to her is Barbara who finishes more projects than any of us, and Sheila who is knitting a swatch from her first handspun cotton.
It was so good to be among friends again. When Cj's mom went to the hospital my friend Ginger came from her job and took me home. I have great friends.
I was doodling around about the Olympics and drew the yarn label of what I was making. The water color was already layed down on the page, I think it looks great.
Here are the birds outside my window.
My women friends came over on Monday for our weekly discussion group and my friend Molly gave me some flowers which I tried to draw. Its an arrangement of Mums, daisies, Snake plant and philodendron. I already has pastel on the page. It was fun to draw. I may try another and use some watercolor or colored pencil.
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