Once again, a long, long period of time has transpired between my last blog post and this one. I’m not usually so foot-draggy, and it’s not intentional (or for lack of thought – I think about my blog quite a lot!)
No, I’ve been MIA for a simple reason: Exhaustion. Pain. Just feeling – blah.
It’s that feeling o’ fear (fact: not as scary when I add the apostrophe) that overwhelms me when I realize our insurance will be running out in June.
Perhaps it’s the second o’ outright terror when I realize (after looking over several insurance applications) that I’m pretty much un-insurable.
It’s unnerving, but I try not to let it become too overwhelming. I think about how lucky I am that we actually HAVE insurance now – when I needed it to be diagnosed – and even though I’ve hit a bit of a back-slide, I DO feel light years better than I did in November, December and part of January.
So imagine how surprised I was to read that darned Twitterscope (it’s SO consistently on the money that I’ve just accepted that Astrologist Rick Levine must be an avid blog reader of mine and tailors the forecast to me, personally)
Here’s what today’s scope said;
Your self-image might be a bit distorted today, especially if you are experiencing physical symptoms that are hard to diagnose.
You are so sensitive now that subtle disturbances in your environment can manifest as inflammation or pain. Instead of covering up the discomfort, find the source and eliminate it.
Maintaining a positive attitude is currently your best strategy to feeling better.
So perhaps that’s it – distorted self perception – seeing myself as weaker and sicker than I really am? Or, is it that I’m foolishly seeing myself as healthier than I am? My mind is a confused mess.
Yes, I am painfully sensitive now – physically, mentally and emotionally, that’s for darned sure.
And I do look for the source of this – thing. Look, look, look. And I try to maintain a positive attitude. Really, I do.
But I am feeling a little too sensitive. When someone writes to tell me I should meditate, I want to scream, “But I DO!”
And then I ask myself, “How would they know that, I don’t talk about it on my blog…”
So, just know that I do, and that I prefer not to write about it, okay? And that I appreciate your thoughtfulness and care – I appreciate it VERY much.
Just when you thought you’d NEVER see another History on Two Needles project, I’ve been working up a nice one for old Queen Bess. It’s my Grispholm Jacket, based on a painting thought to be of QE1.
I will work the collar in the same fabric as the lower sleeves, not in fur, and I’m making the body a bit more fitted. It looks more fitted than it will ultimately be on the mannequin, it hasn’t been blocked yet, and this is a fabric that REALLY loosens up when blocked
THIS KIND OF PROJECT
DEMANDS A SWATCH!
It’s turning out to be a fun knit, the hip shaping takes place evenly across the work, but the bust shaping is located in one point, which forces the fabric to move in interesting ways. I love to shape like this, it’s the same way I think about dress patterns (and costumes!)
The armholes are a cross between a raglan and a set in sleeve, it’s a shape I really like because it creates a very easy armscye (easy to wear), and the shaping is simpler than a traditional armhole shaping.
I’m just moving into the collar now, it will be worked as short rows and I hope to capture the nice shape of the collar in the photo. I’m still puzzling over the best way to attack the sleeves. I’d LOVE to work them from the top down, but I need to think hard about that.
So, all in all I’m fortunate to have a job that I can do in a semi-prone position. Now if only it carried benefits…