Saturday, July 21, 2012

Sick in bed...

I hate when my immune system attacks me. I have spent most of the last week in bed with a facial abscess...yep... it's just as nasty as it sounds. I look like someone took a base ball bat to the left side of my face.
Lots of antibiotics and pain medication and I am feeling much better now.
Bored to tears but better.
So I decided to try to knit some kitchen wash cloths (like I didn't have enough of them) and pass some of the time.
This one ended up more rectangular than square but it is as good as it is going to get right now. However I really liked the pattern that I found in the book Mason*Dixon Knitting by Kay Gardiner and Ann Shayne.
It was easy to follow even medicated and it turned out fine. I think I know what I will be doing with some of that cotton yarn!
* I know that these are out of order... but that is what pain medications do to me. This post was from a couple of days ago.

Made one more...

dish rag. This time it seems to be knit right. However I found that I really don't like the color changes in it, so I just used a variegated cotton yarn. I really like the way it came out so I think I may make a couple of more of them. (also the mop covers that match.)
Feeling much better, and have started to reduce the amount of pain medications I am on finally. I really look forward to not being asleep or dizzy.

Sunday, July 15, 2012


Well, the entire town seems to be doing fire clean up. I had been thinking that the dust was heavier than usual until I touched a microfiber dust cloth to it. As it turns out, it is smoke residue. Everywhere... just everywhere... having to rewash the entire house is going to be a chore.
The heat wave still seems to be with us and the temperatures remain in the high 90's to low 100's. So the M.S. is really getting in my way. I have spent most of the last three days in bed on pain medications. So I am having no fun at all. I am getting some knit dishcloths done though.
Here is a picture of the yuck that is coating the town.
Ewwww! I think you can see my finger prints in it!