Saturday, April 14, 2007


I am having a hard time concentrating, on anything.
I have already knit on four different things today. I have many other things that are calling me to knit on them. I can't settle, I know why, and if the past two weeks is what I will be like until what is distracting me is over, then I have another very long month ahead of me.

We got a date for Katherine's eye surgery.
I have had a long time to prepare for this, but I can't shake it, the feeling of dread follows me everywhere. I thought it was the thought of her having an eye surgery, someone cutting her eye muscles. While that thought does bring up the bile, it is not the thing I finally came to realise that is bothering me.

It's the anesthesia. My baby doll, under a general, lifeless, limp, my little 4 year old sweetheart. The thing that brings light into my life.

I can barely stand it.

I cry on command.

Not gushing, just a trickle.

I know it is only eye surgery, a very simple little procedure. Many other younger children have gone through so much more, we have seen some of that on our trips to the Sick Kids hospital in Toronto. This is still my little baby though. She remains unfazed.

Needless to say there really isn't lots of progress on anything, but little on lots.
Princess waddles along at a snails pace. My entrelac socks are almost done. I started a pair of socks for Katherine in Austermanns step with Aloe. I still have to think of a special something for her for recuperation time, I am thinking of tarting up a topsy turnabout doll
for her doing it in Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty colours . I have done a lot of spinning and dyeing too.

I have also been suffering with the allergies again, I encountered a mouldy garbage bag at the guild hall, it got worse each day and it was after spending a total of about 14 hours there that I figured out what it was that was bothering me so much, I have had sore dry eyes, headaches and fatigue all week. I hope that the removal of the bag will improve things there for me as I have to go back on tuesday for 3 hours.

Wednesday, April 04, 2007


I have had some Princess pictures sitting around doing nothing for a while now, I really should share. I also dragged out the Unst stole and almost did some knitting on it.

Trying to get a good photo of the Princess is turning into a chore all of its own.

I have also joined two more yahoo groups. One is the 88 snowflakes group, 88 crochet snowflakes in a year. I joined last month and have done 8 already, January's that is. I am already falling way behind, I try to do 3 a week, but haven't managed that for a few weeks now. One is blocked the rest are in need.

I also joined a cross stitch group, Wannietta is doing the mystery x cross stitch from Chatelaine, and it is gorgeous so far, so I decided to go ahead and join too, I got the charts, I got the fabric, I just can't decide whether to get the thread kit or not, it is pricey, and I do already have most of the DMC colours, but the threads with the kit are some pretty looking things. That said I don't cross stitch much anymore, and I can't tell you how many unfinished projects I have waiting in the wings for some attention. I started one at christmas, didn't get far, bought magazine's with stuff I want to do, but so far, not much has been stitched.

In further knitting news....

I tried shadow knitting.

I do have a side view piccie of that but for some reason blogger just won't get the photo I want, it comes up with the original where all the mess on my stove can be seen, yukk!.
I will get another later and try to post it.

I also finally finished my hand spun fingerless gloves. I will post a picture later maybe, I also finished Elizabeth's socks in time for her birthday.

I also have a passion for jigsaw puzzles. After finishing a 1000 piece that consisted of an awful lot of pink and yellow, it was Disney Princess's, I decided to go for the shaped puzzle again, Katherine in her infinite wisdom decided a year ago that the puzzle I had spent hours, days on, should in fact all be back in it's original single piece form. I put it away, and now I want to do it again, now that Katherine is a bit older and not so willing to destroy many many hours worth of work.
I haven't got very far.