Friday, April 20, 2012
Down, not out
I've been spinning and knitting, but not blogging because there's been some worrisome health concerns in my family of late. My lovely mother-in-law is getting frail at 88. We spent last Saturday at the hospital with her and her whole family is pitching in to take good care of her. In spite of her health issues, she's about finished her sweater. I'll have to get seaming soon. I hope she'll be wearing it in good health next winter but I'm worried she won't.
And Jim's been feeling under the weather too, but there's no obvious reason. He's wearing a cardiac event monitor for a couple of weeks to try and gather more info. He's got two electrodes glued to his chest and the recorder hanging around his neck. I've been calling him my bionic man.
It's hard to write for the blog when stuff like this goes on. Everyone is mostly OK, but one's mind does run on. I'm just grateful we live in Canada where all these medical expenses are covered. They're not free though. Last weekend I did up my taxes. Ouf.
But tomorrow, oh boy! Going on a road trip tomorrow to see the baby goats at Wellington Fibres annual open house. I hope it doesn't rain. There may be some fiber therapy. Actually some MORE fiber therapy. Since it's not a proper blog post without a picture, here's what came in the mail for me yesterday:
I blame Knittyspin since it was their review of Dyeabolical's superwash Cheviot that sent me shopping. I'm planning to spin some really awesome sock yarn with this.