"I love deadlines. I especially like the whooshing sound they make as they go flying by." Douglas Adams
I finally mustered up enough strength to blog. My legs are pretty
useless stiff, but the worst part is the extreme fatigue. Luckily I have the athletic prowess of a particularly lazy couch potato so it doesn't affect my everyday life much, but I'm practically housebound at the moment. I took the bus last week to see my dad and nearly lost one shoe! I didn't realize it had dropped on the floor as I can't feel a thing with my left foot and was about to hop off the bus when I noticed something was amiss. Thank goodness for that, it would have been sooo embarrassing. "Hey lady, you forgot your shoe!" etc. Heh.
I've worked as little as possible and spend most of my time resting and knitting. I felt like I needed some colour in my life and I knew that one yarn shop I had visited earlier had Fleece Artist merino in their online shop, so I was just waiting for an excuse to order it. And finally it came: my mom (who for example knitted all those socks for me) has cataract in both eyes and she had to go to surgery. One eye has now been operated on and she is quite excited about how different colours look all of a sudden, so I decided to give her something nice to look at. I bought five skeins of Fleece Artist merino so that she could choose which one she liked the best. Here they are.
If you want eye candy, go and can see all the colours here. That page definitely made an impression on mom. Oh yes. But the colours I've got here are (from left to right): Amethyst, Burgundy, Hercules, Marine and Origin. After a lot of oohhing and aahhing mom decided she liked Origin the best.
As I don't have the energy to do much, I use knitting to keep me entertained. (House, M.D. works, too. Have you seen it? Hugh Laurie is great in it!) Just today I've done swatches for Bpt, Rogue and Samus, but in the end I had to admit that the yarn wasn't right for them, so I ripped them. I'm itching to start something new, so I've been considering all sorts of projects. Of course it helps the planning process if you have a ridiculous amount of yarn. (Click on the pictures if you want to see them bigger.)
Next time (whenever that will be): a couple of FOs and one sweater that went to the frog pond.