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Old 07-11-2018, 12:53 PM
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I had my Physio evaluation yesterday. Two hours of "does this make you dizzy?" YES!!! (we need a vomit emoji) But I also learned how to do the treatment on my self so hopefully I can get things under some control.

I learned a lot about the condition too. How it affects the eyes and the brain. It explains a lot that has been happening over the last year that I couldn't pin down or explain to the doctor. And yes stress and lack of sleep make it much worse plus the fact that my sense of balance is already screwed up from high fever and a coma I had in my teens.

I am knitting a burgundy shawl for the DD with beads - man does adding beads ever slow you down. It literally takes hours to do one row. I "invented" a way to make it faster. I string the beads on a wire and fold one end into a "hook". That way I hook the stitch, slip the bead over the hook and onto the stitch. By putting many beads onto the wire it speeds up the process a bit.
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Lena, glad there is some way to get a bit of relief from the dizziness. I will take your word for the knitting issue and the beads. I don't knit and I realized a while ago that for me doing crochet or knitting involves my wrists in ways that make them hurt. So, along with needle felting, it's not going to be in my fiber arts list. Look forward to seeing the shawl.

I finally got an arm and hand to work. It's a little too long so I'm going to have to shorten the arm, but the hand worked and the arm itself is the right diameter tapering thru the forearm. Length is a tweak. Now, I have all the pieces. Next up, create an entire doll.
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I cast off the shawl - it took 2 days. Now to block it and take some pictures.

Yesterday my sister wanted to go to the hardware store, there was a sale on. Just down the street is a yarn store.

Guess where I went!

I got some lovely hand dyed linen and cotton and some totally unashamed polyester yarns - they had a sale on too.
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Lena, yay for yarn stores. Sounds lovely. What are you going to do with the linen? I've not heard of linen yarn. Tho' it makes sense as it's a long fiber.

I am back to working on the doll in spite of my mom being here at her summer home. Took time to go see her on Friday. DH did all the heavy lifting she wanted then declared that I was hot and hurting (true statements) and he wanted to get me home. Mom is comfortable with the house being in the 80's. Both DH and I were sweltering.

I think I've figured out all the pieces parts of the doll I want to make. I've cut out everything for the felt under-body and the knit outer skin. Now, to sew it all up and see if it works.
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Yes there is linen yarn. It can be hard to work with as it has no give and can feel like working with twine. However it feels lovely once washed. The nicest to work with is a silk and linen blend but it tends to be expensive.

Good on DH for running interference for you. I always believe the the main job of a partner (or boss) is to be someone who has your back in sticky situations. Someone you can hide behind.

I am hiding in the house. After severe thunderstorms last week, this week we have heat warnings. I ran out early this morning to buy some stuff but I am not going out now.
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Lena, I love linen fabric. I've got a piece of 5 yards sitting in my stash. I want to make a garment out of it and am trying to decide if I want a skirt or a blouse. I'm thinking blouse. Yes, heat is awful. That's why I'm glad summer only lasts a couple of months where I live.

I've sewn up the feet and legs in the felt. Now working on the arms in the felt. I'm not rushing to get this done, even tho' I want to. I don't want to cause my wrists to protest. When they do that, I can't sew for a week or more. Better to do a little bit at a time.
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The burgundy shawl - fine Euroflax linen





Today the heat left and the thunderstorms moved in.
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Lena, the shawl is gorgeous. Glad you are getting a respite from the heat.

In the last 2 days I've gotten 4 orders from the same person. These are marked as gifts and are going all over Texas. However, I was a bit taken aback by the "names" of the addressees. To put it mildly they were crude. DH asked if I was going to send them addressed like that. I told him that one, I have been paid for all of these. Two, if I were wholesaling these to a brick and mortar someone could go in and buy my critters and mail them like this and I'd have no idea. So, yes, I mailed them out. Now, however, the doll has to take a back seat while I re-make all these critters and get them back in the shop. They bought nearly all the Pegasus.
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I would have put the names in quotes and added a copy of the order. I wonder if it will actually get to the recipients? The post office can be fussy.

I made a pair of socks and they were too small. I can get them on but they are cotton so if they shrink one millimetre they won't fit so I started a second pair using the first as a sample until I run out of yarn.
The socks are lime green and I am adding some black to the top and calling the my Ryobi socks after all the tools we have of that colour.

My niece in the Netherlands got her shawl. She had asked me to buy her some sort of I-pad purse that she couldn't get there so I had this shawl I had experimented on by knitting it diagonally so I sent that too. She liked it very much.
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Lena, the socks sound great. Glad you niece liked the shawl. Always a plus to be appreciated.

DH took the boxes into the Post Office and purchased the postage at the counter. An employee saw the addressees and accepted the packages. So, there shouldn't be a problem. I'll check today to see if they were delivered as scheduled. Should have arrived yesterday.

Been busy the last couple of days with chores and dental appointments. Not much sewing stuff happening. Hopefully, I'll get everything done this morning and can get back to it this afternoon. I get so used to the slower, more chill lifestyle and it's a bit overwhelming when things pile up and I'm super busy for several days in a row.
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My knitting walked in the Halifax Pride parade yesterday!
The unicorn hat was worn by my daughter's friend
Yes it was raining.
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Lena, that's marvelous. Too bad it was raining.

Had grand plans to be sewing yesterday afternoon while the bone broth simmered. Change of plans when a friend called whom I haven't seen in ages. Spent the afternoon with iced tea and conversation. Lovely.
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I finished 2 pairs of socks.

My Ryobi socks. The frilly ones are mine.







We are under heat warnings again.
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Lena, the socks are wonderful. We are under heat warnings too. Miserable weather. Stay cool.

I've been dealing with the heat and the smoke. Not been happy the last couple of days. Add in I went to see a foot doctor about the pain in my heel. He's got me in shoes (I dislike wearing shoes to begin with) that will keep my foot from rolling to the inside. In addition, I'm supposed to wear these inserts that force my foot to have an arch. I'm flat footed. Turns out it's congenital. Not my fault. Unfortunately, the medicine to help the pain in my heel (inflammation of the tendons) was never called into the pharmacy. So, now instead of just the heel, my feet hurt, both of them. I've called the doctor's office this morning and they'll "get him a message". I don't have high hopes at this point. I opted for oral medication rather than a shot in my heel. Between the heat messing with me and the feet hurting in the shoes, I've not done much sewing. I got one of the Pegasus re-made and into the shop. Before that the customer bought the last Pegasus I had in the shop. Now, I have to re-make all of them. I really need to get to work.
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