Saturday, September 10, 2011

Psychological impact of surgery and other news

I am out of hospital today, and have written about my surgery and hospital stay elsewhere so will leave that out of this post. Instead, here I want to focus on the psychological aspects of my surgery and the ramifications. 

Back home from hospital!

 I came home from hospital this morning after FINALLY getting my hysterectomy done (YAY!), so thought I should probably write an update post about how it all went :)

Monday, August 22, 2011

Up to my ears in spindles and fibre!

I haven't written anything for a while, because I have been very busy organising things. My surgery that was supposed to happen on August 17th was cancelled and rescheduled for September 7th (they called me when I was on the train to go to my preadmission appointment no less, would have been nice to get some notice!) so I have been madly trying to rearrange all the things that I had arranged for while I was in hospital, and all the stuff that I had to arrange around being out of commission for a while. Not overly happy, but not a lot I could do about it, so I'm just getting on with stuff ;)

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Been a busy couple of weeks....

Now that the Tour de Fleece is finished and I have had a little time to catch my breath lol, I have some pretty big things going on!

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Day 21: Challenge Day

I'll get to the Tour de Fleece update in a minute - first I have some huge news - my younger brother and his wife are expecting a baby!! I have 2 nieces already thanks to my older brother, but my younger brother and his wife have been trying for quite some time to have a baby without success, so it's pretty awesome that I am going to be an uncle again :D I went and bought myself a set of KnitPro fine interchangeable Symfonie needles to celebrate, because I am likely to be knitting a lot for my new niece/nephew-to-be ;)

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Day 17: Plying counts as "rest", right?

So I finished the "Robin Hood" singles today for my 3ply yarn, and then they looked so good on the bobbins that I got impatient to see how the finished yarn was going to turn out! I spent all day plying, the 3ply yarn ended up being 276g, 657m/730yds of about sport weight (no WPI yet, will do that once it has been washed) yarn. And I ended up with leftover singles after running out of the "Pixie Party" (that fibre was more dense than the other two, so I ended up with less singles for the same weight, even though they were spun the same thickness as the others), which I plied into a second, 2ply yarn:

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Day 15 - I thought I wasn't going to spin any more laceweight for the Tour...

...but that's exactly what I have ended up doing! Yesterday I finished a full bobbin of Ixchel Cashmere Fling in "Pixie Party" as laceweight singles: