Wednesday, May 09, 2007


Spring has slammed me with allergies, spring fever and a general unwillingness to work hard on anything except for, wonder of wonders, housecleaning. I dunno, there's been something satisfying about scrubbing and vacuuming and picking up and putting away, recently. It can't last. I'm not really that domestic. Nevertheless, it is nice to wake up to a clean house, these days. I've been getting up early, 5:00 am, and journaling, knitting, reading tarot and just puttering around the house. I don't get to work any earlier, but things seem to work better for me when I get out of bed at the crack of dawn. It does require some machination to get INTO the bed at a decent hour, though.

Lady Eleanor is growing, tier by tier. I am enjoying this knit, even though the repetitive zone of 8 stitches back and forth is wrecking my wrists and hands in a way that they haven't been wrecked since I first learned to knit. I'm almost willing to believe the aches are a product of my ongoing general malaise, rather than any repetitive stress injury triggered by the knitting. The malaise of sore throats and drag-ass and itenerant aches and pains is undiagnosed by my doctor, who prescribed exercise and decongestants. I'm thinking massage and a detox diet as soon as school's out. Til then, it's tons of sleep, which IS helping, and exercise, which at least feels great when I'm doing it.

Anyway, here's Eleanor:

Isn't she lovely?

I spent some $ at the annual Webs sale on some DK yarns: Jo Sharp Silkroad DK in the color "Cedar". I love this color, which is pretty true here in the shot. This is slated for Marilyn's Not-So-Shrunken Cardigan eventually.

Here's some Elsebeth Lavold Silky Tweed, in a remarkable rust color that closely matches my cherry wood dining room table! This yarn, with its small percentage of wool, and mostly cotton and silk, will be the Lotus Blossom Tank when it grows up.

The employment situation is still nebulous. That said, work is pretty enjoyable right now, given that I'm making lemons out of lemonade. I think it's proof positive that I've made the break from work obsession, that I'm not eating myself alive over not having a job for next year, yet. Perhaps another taste of the rainbow is in order.


Acornbud said...

Ooh, nice stash additions. I love the way Jo Sharp silkroad feels. Lady El is really looking beautiful! I'm glad you "let go" work. What a relief!

Chelsea said...

I've been having some of the housework = satisfying lately. Almost disturbing, it's so out of character for me. Ah, well, I'm sure it will pass. ;)

Opal said...

Lady Eleanor looks fabulous. I'm sorry to hear about the lingering sore throat. That can't be fun. I love the new stash additions. I think they'll grow up to be beautiful new creations!

Reya Mellicker said...

Massage, YES and the detox diet after school ends, yes. At least that's how I would do it, so of course it seems right to me.

I also love the idea of getting up early and cleaning house - so much more holistic than decongestants. My allergies have been awful this year, too, though I've surrendered to the idea of Claritin for a couple of months each spring. The symptoms are muffled, but the allergies are still down there.

Also - Thank you so much for your intelligent thoughts on Christianity. I so appreciate your perspective.

And Eleanor is gorgeous!

Stephanie said...

I'm drooling over the yarn! And Lady Eleanor is stunning!