The musings of an obsessive knitter and stash collector

Monday, July 21, 2008

Up to my eyebrows

I'm back at work - just, I did 3 days last week and this week I'm aiming at 4, as a result I'm absolutely shattered. It isn't helped by my frantic efforts at clearing up the neglect in my flat - I don't think I've cleaned or tidied much in the last 12 months and the council gas inspection is in a month and a surveyor needs access soon too!
I've cleared up and thrown away or given away what seems like a small mountain of stuff and the place still looks like a bomb site. I've mislaid my camera while I've been doing this sorting, I'm fairly sure it is still somewhere in the flat but haven't time to look for it.
I am still knitting just a bit each day but only on some stocking stitch at the moment - the lace is up to 7 pattern repeats but I don't have time to sit and concentrate on it yet.
Don't worry if I don't blog much in the next couple of weeks, belated spring cleaning and work are taking up most of my time but I am OK - still emotionally fragile but I have manage dto get into work on every day I'd planned to so far which my mother assures me is a major victory!

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Downs and ups

Yesterday wasn't too good, Hecate had a demon in her I'm sure, she managed to open the freezer door, knock a bottle of olive oil onto the kitchen floor, break a cup and steal my Irish diamond shawl leaving it with this unplanned hole.

I decided that I wasn't up to repairing the hole and I was aware of a number of fudged bits where I'd attempted lace knitting under the influence of a combination of anti depressants so I've started it over again, to my delight I've mastered the pattern properly and it's so far doing well (and safely out of cat reach)

A parcel arrived from my sister today - I don't know if she or my nephew made this for my birthday, but it's wonderful. now I just have to sort through my 'collection' to find the picture hangers!

This book was in the package as well, fortunately Hecate has behaved angelically today so I actually may agree with the book title (until the next time she plays up)
I saw my doctor on Monday and I'll be going back to work next week, I'm not sure how I feel about it, I am much better than I was but dread it being as bad as it was before I became ill.

Sunday, July 06, 2008

Finally we have progress!

I realise this isn't actually knitting, but while I was sorting through a box of chaos yesterday I found this baby sweater and sewed it up - and wove in every end - I'm hoping it is still big enough for my great niece as I started it last year before she was born then abandoned it with one sleeve sewn in.

Not only did I do sewing up, I found the Irish Diamond shawl that I started last year, found the pattern and actually did knitting that wasn't a garter stitch scarf, admittedly I had to do some fudging to get the pattern set right but I've actually done nearly two pattern repeats.
Hecate aproves of this sitting knitting stuff as I've cleared the piles of junk off the settee and now she can spend her time asleep next to me rather than constantly pestering for my attention when I'm playing on the PC.
I'm seeing my doctor Monday afternoon to see if she thinks I'm ready to go back to work, whenever I do go back poor Hecate is going to be very puzzled after having me at home for so long especially as for the first 4 weeks I didn't leave the flat.
When I first moved to this flat I thought I was moving to a somewhat safer area compared to my old house wher emy neighbours burgled me twice, however, I've been finding it is less safe than I thought, Friday night withing a half mile rdius of my flat 4 men were stabbed in 3 separate attacks - I wonder if there is anywhere safer to move to!

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

I'm amazed!

I had an appointment yesterday with the practice nurse rather than my GP to review my asthma medication. She did a routine check on my blood pressure that has been rather high for some time, normally it goes down a bit if I haven't been into work but I was sure that this would have been outweighed by the fact that my mother's health has been less than stellar recently and my brother wound up in hospital recently as well - not a bit of it, my blood pressure was completely normal, my asthma behaving and I've lost some weight too! Clearly being away from the office for 6 weeks is the most important factor in my blood pressure.

I'd like to thank the people who've left comments or emailed me - it's much appreciated and I promise I'll try and check in more often and I may even attempt some knitting soon!