life with a chronic disease and a really big yarn stash
Rocking the Week #3 I have some finished objects!!
This was such a fun week. I think that I’m just going to throw up some pictures of the main events because, well, don’t you just want to see what I’m making? Of course you do! Here we go. Hang onto your knitting needles and crochet hooks because I am moving fast!!
That’s it! That was the week. I also got some beads in the mail to make stitch markers, but you don’t really want to see an envelope from China, do you? I’ll just save that piece of cuteness for the post about those stitch markers. I also had a surge of energy/empowerment that led me to drive two hours in the middle of the week to a hospital up north so that I could get my medical records from all the lung and heart testing I’ve gone through the last two years. I sent an email to one of my doctors that set off a series of phone calls and now some new tests are ordered and I have a referral to a pulmonary specialist. As soon as I go to the clinic this afternoon I can pick up a shiny new inhaler to help me breath. Empowerment is a good thing!
Have a great week everyone. If you find yourself knitting at midnight, think of me.
I weave, knit and read in Aurora, Colorado where my garden lives. I have 2 sons, a knitting daughter-in-law, a grandson and two exceptionally spoiled kittens. In 2014 I was diagnosed with a serious rare autoimmune disease called systemic sclerosis along with Sjogren's Disease and fibromyalgia.
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12 thoughts on “Rocking the Week #3 I have some finished objects!!”
Love all of your FOs! You have certainly been busy! I am enjoying the photos of your weaving. It is something I would learn to do. Thinking about buying a hand loom. Any advice on how to get started?
I was already spinning yarn when I decided to check out weaving. I took a weaving class at a store not far from my home that went over several weeks. I was able to rent a table loom from them during the class, which was really nice as it let me see if I liked it before I bought something. I also made friends in the class and got a lot of inspiration from the other’s projects. I think that classes are also offered at places like yarn festivals, community schools, etc. Another idea is to check to see if there is a weaving guild in your area. I bought my first loom (a used one for 20 dollars) at a weekend sale they had. They also offer workshops.
The problem is, you can never have just one loom. I now have three along with the spinning wheel. 🙂
Beautiful work! I’m wanting to run out and buy tons of yarn for a sweater now…I’d better hold off and stick to socks for the time being;-). I love the color of those slippers, I may have to get me some and make myself a pair. Thanks for sharing! I’m glad you are having a good week of progress!
Well, my motto is “you can never have too much yarn” but the slippers would be just one skein so they are more reasonable than a sweater. That yarn was a Dream Club kit. It has some cashmere in it and is just yummy!
Sounds like a wonderful week. Those colors for the exploration station are beautiful. I can’t wait to see how it goes.
Me too. I packed it into the kit last night and cast on my Waiting for Rain shawl. So many projects, so little time. 🙂
You have been busy! I love your weaving and that purple dragon is beautiful. I’d like to see your envelope from China as I’m waiting on one of those too 🙂
Next post will have the envelope. It has great stamps!
What a busy week! I hope you don’t set yourself back thiugh, I know how easy that can be!! The knits are lovely and I love the dog idea but I agree, some wool in there would be good! X
It looks busier than it was. Several of the projects were really close to being done. I’ve been remembering to take some downtime everyday. I got two books read last week, too. I’m feeling better on the new med (Myfortic) and haven’t been needing naps. Yea!!
That’s great, I really hope the next few months continues on the up for you 🙂
Me too. I’m in the middle of some more testing as I am still short of breath too much. Friday I finally got an inhaler. 🙂