Wednesday, February 29, 2012

leaping about going nowhere and sleeping a lot

night clouds moving fast - what once was normal activity, while increasingly possible, is overwhelmingly still exhausting. I require naps, and not just quick half hour long lie-downs. Slept on and off all afternoon and evening, and forgot to put the hens to bed 'til the wee small hours...

As always, not just looking around in awake/alert mode, but also looking up at the sky - a very low layer of clouds moving FAST, windbreath speeding the patches of light and dark so quickly it looked like time-lapse rather than realtime, and the very odd illusion that the fixed stars were moving lights. I actually did a double-take once I realised that what I had first seen as too many airplanes in the night sky were actually the clear patches through to constellation fragments. No photos would do justice to the moving reality...
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eventually the holiday ornaments will need to be packed away till next winter, but not just yet...
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more knitting - enjoyed making heart of gold so much that it seemed a good idea to make another one... Used some bluegreen yarn (of unknown content) from the stash basket, is very un-scratchy, soft and light, maybe an alpaca blend? Vintage buttons, courtesy of B & K. Decided that a decorative baby crow design, from Hexipuff Charts: Birds, would be a fun addition. I sure hope that it is not unkind to give parents-to-be baby things made from wool, (not machine washable, but not plastic...)
vest, and detail...

more pictures - On Saturday, while G was visiting, we took a very short walkabout the neighborhood, so as to have an opportunity for me to try out some of the features on the Canon (his old camera). Is far more complex, with many more options for adjusting variables than my Coolpix. I must remember that it took me months to become familiar with even the simple interface, and shall persevere. I suspect that the more adaptable interface will be particularly useful for composed photographs. Even so, a few images from our truncated walk were worth saving...

Mossy landscapes continue to be very appealing to me -
am considering a tiny worlds of moss calendar next year


A nearby holly tree, pruned to a single trunk with high branches.
Stand inside - the sunlight illuminates the leaves and berries...

med fu update - had six week post-surgery followup, body is healing well, continuing symptoms are within normal range. May begin resuming daily life activities as pain and stamina allow. Have another month before required to decide about internal radiation. Met with radiation doc - recurrence odds shift from 1 in 10 to 1 or 2 in 100. No guarantees. I plumb hate this shit...

random internet treats - stashed here for easy recovery if desired:
a vintage diagram of dart-moving for patternmaking
lovely china pattern from Emma Bridgewater
dairy-free creme brûlée recipe, must try this for G
adorable felt dolls from Kyrgyzstan by way of Australia

1 comment:

  1. The little vests you have been making are so lovely. Hope you are doing better!

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