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Monday, June 08, 2015

C1 is out

I had the chiropractor on Friday morning, sometime on Friday night (while I was sleeping) my C1 joint went out, Saturday and Sunday were not nice, the dizzy/vertigo head was back with a vengeance.   Got it readjusted this morning, thank goodness there was an appointment available.   I'm feeling a bit better now, but still not right, my neck still hurts a bit which is probably muscle tension.  It's not as tight as it was though; you could have used me for building materials!

Before all that happened though I did get a couple of things finished.

325m of Aran weight Finn yarn in the Nobby and Vetinari colourways

And a pair of vanilla socks, originally for me, now for youngest.
In other news our new vanity unit is now in
Before, we had Almond Ivory

And now it's a grain print in grey, so much nicer!
Nice soft close cupboards and drawers, ceramic top and an overflow to reduce the chance of needing to do this again.   We have to pay extra for all this, but I think it's worth it.   The other option would have been the original version in white, which would have been too stark in this room.   Unfortunately we still have the peach bath with pink tiles (what were they thinking?) and the almond ivory loo, but we didn't have the money to replace them at the moment.  It's on the list, but seeing as they both still work and we still haven't won Lotto...

Monday, June 01, 2015

Starting, Finishing and Continuing

I needed to cast on something new, broke a tooth this afternoon so this is to make me feel better.
Islanderry Cowl
I'll need to make the dental appointment tomorrow, no pain, but I don't know if I can leave it or if it'll need work and it's better to check now I think

I finished my Jellyrun Socks using Wandering Cat Yarns Alley Cat; love that base but it's not so easy to get here due to shipping costs and of course the dollar being less friendly nowadays.
So comfy; I adapted the pattern to my sizing as it's currently man sized only.
I'm still working on my 1810's dress, the skirt is almost ready to attach to the bodice and I've started changing Violet, my loom, over to Texsolv heddles and tie-up.  No photo's of that yet, but I do have a photo of my current sock which is the second of the pair and about 3/4 done
Vanilla and Iris Socks
This is a plain sock using a double gusset heel which is now my default heel.   I dyed the yarn some time ago and am loving how they're knitting up.

I've been spinning too, Vetinari and Nobby on a Finn base from Southern Cross Fibres, I'll ply these two together to make sure I have enough for socks.
Nobby Nobs

and Vetinari
 Both are from the Discworld MegaSAL; I have more of Vetinari on other bases but those will be spun later.   My next spins will be from my Spin the Bin selection as I still have 3 of those left to go; I also want to save my Vetinari for the Tour de Fleece.

I've been working out, hoping it'll help with my health issues, so we got a rowing machine.   So far I've done it 3 days a week since we got it and I need to keep that up.   Sugar consumption is way down and I'm taking some truly hideous herbal concoction to help with my issues as well.

Mum and Dad got back from England today as well, I suspect they're already heading bedwards after either an omelette or vege soup.   They got me a very pretty skein of BFL sock yarn too
They found it at a wee market in a Welsh village
It'll be my next travel sock once I finish the green one, well, there might be one DK sock first for eldest cos I promised.   Youngest keeps thinking I've promised him more socks, but he already has 3 pair so he can wait a wee bit.

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