Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Aftermath

Miss Ivy Pump has left the building -- and she took her Peeps with her!  I traded her in yesterday for a bottle of antibiotic tablets which will last me a week and then I am expecting this we Erysipelas Episode to be finis! Done!  Out of my life -- hopefully never to return!

I am now catching up and easing my way back into Real Life.  In a great spurt of energy this a.m. I did my dishes, put in 2 loads of laundry and shovelled my front and back walks and my driveway, as about 2 inches of the white stuff fell overnight.  After lunch, I had a 2-hour nap!

I also managed to put in a full day at The Shop yesterday.  It was quiet, and fairly undemanding, so I finished my second sock for the Socks-from-Stash February Challenge -- thus completing my first ever challenge as part of that Ravelry group, and adding to my sock wardrobe in the process:

Yarn: ONline 4-fache Neon Color
#01721
March's challenge is to use the oldest sock yarn in one's stash.  This stuff is so old, I'm pretty sure I didn't buy it myself, but acquired it from donated yarns that no one else wanted:


The Patons and the Nomotta (centre) are so old that there's no yardage (metrage?) on the label, but each of those balls is 25 - 30 gm, while the beige Schaffhouser Wolle is 240 metres.  I'm hoping to eke out a pair of stranded colour-work socks from this trio, based on the pattern "Santa Fe" from Nancy Bush's Knitting on the Road: Sock Patterns for the Traveling Knitter (Interweave Press, 2001).  The beige will be the main colour; the green, colour "A"; and the grey, colour "B".  We shall see...

I am also slowly working the lace shawl, though it's taken me a bit to get back into the rhythm of the pattern.  As I can't cast on the new "old" socks till March 1, till then I'll work steadily to catch up on the shawl.

As for quilting...well...only MOB has had any attention at all, and it's blessedly on schedule.  I sent off "At the Feeder" to EB this morning, not having the energy yet to tackle a second version.  I await her feedback.  March 1 we begin a new study, but those other pieces will get worked on eventually.

I can only hope my energy levels continue to improve, and I'm 100% again before too long.  I have 1/2 a kitchen to paint this spring, and places to go, people to see... (grin)

Even though this is not a very quilty post, I'm linking up to WIP Wednesday over at The Needle and Thread Network.  Shall we see what other Canadian stitchers have been up to, eh?

6 comments:

elle said...

It is good to hear that you are getting back up to full energy. Shoveling walks and driveways make for for two hour naps! We got some snow on Monday. Nasty blowy stuff and my hubby got the snowblower out! Here's to good health!!! :)

Pat said...

So glad you are feeling much better.

Judy Warner said...

So happy to hear that you are feeling better! Just keep listening to your body as you resume your schedule. And, maybe, spring will start to show up. :)

Linda A. Miller said...

Glad things are improved... I can see you are gaining energy. As Judy said, pay attention to your body's needs and allow the healing to continue.

Susan Barker said...

it has been 29 years since last I shovelled snow! Not that we haven't had any snow, but we havent had a driveway! (underground parking garage) -- no snow this winter tho...
I am always envious of a good sock maker -- I have some sort of glitch in my learning -- I just can't seem to figure out a heel! One day maybe I will try again, but for now I will admire your wonder tootsie warmers...

Maggi said...

Glad to hear that you are recovering. I haven't yet worked out why I can knit almost anything except socks! I really must try again.