Dress made from Anna Maria Horner fabric using a Japanese pattern from the "Sewing Lesson" book, blogged here.
TopShop purple metallic wedges - these attract a lot of comments in the corridor at work! ;) Yes, they are very comfortable, with cushioned insoles. Sorry, no, I didn't buy them this year.
Birdcage necklace from here. Ooh - I hadn't looked there for a long time. Lots of fab quirkiness to be had!
You guessed it - a cardigan! The one I hadn't knitted to wear yesterday would be great!
Other knitting news:My second Sock Hop club package arrived, and made it through Customs without an excess charge - woo hoo! It is a colourway called "Sitting on the Dock of the Bay" and came with a really really interesting sock pattern which I am actually going to use - gasp!
These will be my June socks and I will knit them for FL's birthday... which is on Sunday. Obviously, he will be presented with an IOU and not an actual pair of socks, cos not even I am stupid enough to challenge myself to knit a pair of socks in 5 days! ;)
Betty Jean's sleeve is 17 inches long! One more inch to the shaping - woo hoo!
FL is experiencing a lot of tiredness these days. Despite being told to take it easy, he hauled himself round the golf course on Saturday, Sunday and Monday, then came home and went straight to bed - tsk!
On Sunday he told me he thought he had pneumonia, as he had a pain in his lung and was finding it hard to breathe. On Monday he said he was cured.
His propensity for extremes makes it hard to assess how he is really feeling. If he was genuinely "dropping at the tenth hole", how did he manage to get to the eighteenth without an ambulance?
On Monday, he spent the evening stalking "a photographer" who had parked in the far field. FL blocked the road-end of the track with his car and wanted me to park at the other end to prevent the trespasser from escaping without a lecture about taking cars onto farmland without an invitation. I thought I was likely to get my car rammed out of the way by an irate 4x4 driver and refused. FL didn't like my suggestion that if he felt that strongly about people driving onto the field he should put up a gate. Oops!
2 hours later, he returned to the farmhouse with the news that the "photographer" was actually the gamekeeper from the farm next door, who was watching badgers. Badgers! How exciting!
Stubborn-ness is exhausting for both of us! ;)
Myeloma Clinical Trial news:
Thanks to Paula, I contacted Myeloma UK to enquire about the next phase of trials in the Early Phase Clinical Trial Network.
Unfortunately all 8 study centres are in England (there are none in Scotland), but they were able to tell me about a local-to-us study into a HDAC inhibitor called panobinostat, specifically for relapsed patients.
I will do some more research and ask the doctor about it at next week's appointment. FL will by then be 76 years and two days old, so may be told he is too old: 75 is the cut-off for lots of trials.
Even if he were to be accepted, it is "double-blind" trial in which patients are randomly allocated the fancy new drug or a placebo. Which sounds horribly like Russian Roulette to me.
C'est la vie. We can only ask.