Tuesday, September 29, 2009
FL is a lot better today. His temperature is down and he is coughing less. The antibiotics are definitely helping. However, he isn't drinking enough and his kidneys are not functioning properly. Unless I can get him properly hydrated he will have to go to hospital.
So I am at the office for as long as it takes to clear my emails and gather a pile of paper to take home and work on there... while dispensing glasses of water!
Monday, September 28, 2009
Diagnosis: pneumonia. Given antibiotics, painkillers and a tranquilliser.
Keeping him at home for now, as more bugs in hospital than here. To call the GP tomorrow for an appointment for Thursday.
Sunday, September 27, 2009
You may remember I wound one skein before losing patience? I decided to make a start on the hoodie with that one ball, in the hope I would be swept along by the momentum of knitting and find the energy to wind the rest of the yarn. And so far, it is working - hooray!
This is just over one skein's-worth of yarn. I am knitting size 36, in one piece up to the armholes.
I persuaded my daughter to help me wind skein two and is was SO easy! Maybe there was just one rogue ball? Fingers (and cables) crossed!
Meanwhile, FL is not well. His cold has once again gone to his chest and he can't lie down without having a fit of coughing. So he sits up all night and is worn out the next day. He will have to wait til Tuesday to see a Doctor as it's another local holiday up here tomorrow.
He is really low. Maybe we should have gone for the Velcade this month after all, as I worry he might not be strong enough in October. Sigh. No golf or whisky today - he doesn't have the energy.
Friday, September 25, 2009
Sunday, September 20, 2009
Sunday, September 13, 2009
Indigo wool from "British Fabrics" at Ebay. Lime cotton from Tina Givens' Zazu range from Westminster Fibers.
Saturday, September 12, 2009
Thursday, September 10, 2009
In cream: Kaiso
In purple: Karaoke
In light blue: Katsura
In wine: Kimono
Sunday, September 06, 2009
Saturday, September 05, 2009
Thursday, September 03, 2009
I have been knitting, but have nothing to show. I have knitted about 2 inches of my Moonstone cardigan. It is very soft and I love the colours, but 204 stitches per row is a bit of a slog for a confirmed sockaholic!
My Freshman sock is going well. I have been managing a few rows every lunch-hour, which has been soothing. I should have finished sock one by the weekend.
But today it's all about future socks!
There are new Cookie A patterns coming up - I especially like Ellington (left). I had an excited moment when I thought I might have been fast enough to sign up to test-knit this one, but I don't think I was. Sniffle.
And I have purchased a new sock book called "Knitted Socks East and West" by Judy Sumner. I hadn't heard of this designer before but the preview of the book got me hooked. Japanese stitch patterns interpreted in various styles and thicknesses of yarn - ooh! There isn't much sign of it over on Ravelry , which surprises me - what are the PR people doing? But there is a stunning example of a sock called Biwa here (Ravelry link)
So I intend to show you lots of pictures from the book once it arrives. The cheapest stockist I could find was the Book Depository. Just saying!