Friday, April 11, 2008
Limping along slowly
Just a little update, I am slowly on the mend and have been able to get around the house in the last few days with my walking stick instead of having to use the wheelchair. My husband has a new game called "spot the bruises" and it is amazing how many and where he has found them on my poor aching body. My bruises range in color from deep purples and dark putties to varying shades of lavender, greens (my particular favorite) and yellows. I am really quite colorful. My brain is still a bit addled and all I want to do is sleep. Some knitting has been attempted and so far, so good. Crocheting still hurts too much. Harley (my cat) and I have been spending a lot of "quality" time together as he is watching me very carefully. As for the bathtub, I feel ambivalent about it, much as I did when the movie "Jaws" came out and am a bit leary still. There is a new nonslip mat, new grab bar, seat and a new policy of NO BATHS WHEN HOME ALONE.
As for other news, apparently, the fiber-wrapped accessories article in Belle Armoire had a very favorable reception by the readers. Subsequently, I was contacted by the editor of Belle Armoire Jewelry and have been asked to do some fiber-wrapped bracelets for the Autumn issue. I am pleased with how these have turned out and plan on more experimentation in this area of creativity.
This week brought some other news too. I had submitted some pieces for possible inclusion in the Led by Thread exhibit at the Torpedo Factory in Alexandria, Virginia. Unfortunately, I was not chosen as they decided on a more "conceptual" approach to thread. It should be interesting to see what that means in terms of the exhibit. Oh well, you win some and you lose some but trying is what actually counts in the long run.
Attached is a close-up photo of a piece of modular knitting which had been on display at a local yarn shop as a sample for an upcoming class. Sadly, someone stole this piece out of the store. It is always unpleasant when this kind of thing happens but a piece of unfinished work? Just odd to my way of thinking. Not only was it Koigu but on size 3 needles. As fellow knitters, I know you will understand my dismay. The poor shop owner was so upset but I don't blame them at all as if someone wants to take something they will do it no matter what! So, if you see it out there, tell it hello for me and whoever took it can return it with no questions asked. So there we go, the good, the bad and the ugly for the week. Happy knitting and crocheting!