Well I am feeling better in myself than I have done for many years but I have been told to slow down by the nurses as they say my wound is not healing as it should. Its sooo hard when you want to do so much but I am having to listen, but hey at least I'm getting there ;) In the meantime my friends have still been fabulously supportive . Our very dear friends Ursula and Phil came over a couple of weeks ago to stay and look what she made for me. Its my 'Hug' blankie for days when I am feeling low or I just need a hug ;isn't it absolutely gorgeous?
Then some other friends came over and we did some natural dyeing. I didn't get to take a pic of all the finished yarns as there was a lot of chatting and laughing going on.
As I said in lots of ways I am getting there and I drove the car to our nearest town of Porthmadog which is about 13 miles away for the first time last week and I walked the dogs in the woods for the first time in three months too.
One of the things I am still having problems with though is spinning on my wheels and I can't do it for long periods which is a bit of a blow especially as I need to get that Longest Thread spinning finished. I am doing a little at a time so hopefully it will be finished with soon. I hate doing competitions really but this was more against myself in some ways but of course I am not able to give it my best so am losing interest in it now and if I hadn't said I would do it for the Guild then I would have stopped it . Still nearly there and then I can spin what I want as long as I don't do too much.
On the other hand I am enjoying knitting and have finished my first Knit Swirl jacket which I love
I bought the book well over a year ago and then bought two lots of Noro Silk Garden at Black Sheep sale last September but there it sat in my stash until I had some 'me' time.In the meantime I had seen some FO on Ravelry and did wonder if I liked the design done in stripes after all, as in my opinion it doesn't suit all shapes (some look like a giant dart board imop !!) ,but figured I would do it and if I didn't like it on me I was sure I could re-home it . Well as I said I love it and will use the next lot of Noro to make another but not just yet as I have other knitting plans first . The one thing I will do next time is to shorten the sleeves ,I think many people have found the sleeves to be far too long.