Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Slow Progress

I'm just hanging on here; I have some problems with medication that I have to get worked out. It's making me very tired, so I'm mostly doing cross-stitching and that kind of thing, that I can do propped up in my recliner. And surfing the Internet, of course. :)

I'm working on a Strawberry Shortcake cross-stitched piece for Wildchild, which will then become part of a backpack similar to the ballet bag I made for her. I'm also working on a pretty little piece which is difficult because it's mostly backstitch, and I have to double every line in the piece, as it was designed to be done on linen, which is different from the Aida fabric I'm doing it on. As far as knitting goes, I've done a very little bit of work trying to learn how to cast on. I'm not sure I'll get the hang of all these loops; that was always my problem trying to learn how to crochet. Well, that and being left-handed. At least left-handedness does not appear to be a difficulty in knitting. Oh, and I did sew myself up a nice, soft fleece hat.

The cold is discouraging me from walking outside, but I do try to use my exercise bike inside when that happens. Not seeing much progress on this front, which is discouraging.

1 comment:

kate5kiwis said...

i hate that limbo feeling.
now i am reciting...

If you're in such a hurry you could lower a rope or a tree branch or find something useful to do.

I could do that. I still have some rope up here. But I do not think you would accept my help, since I am only waiting around here to kill you.

That does put a damper on our relationship.

But, I promise I will not kill you until you reach the top.

That's very comforting, but I'm afraid you'll just have to wait.

I hate waiting. I could give you my word as a Spaniard.

No good. I've known too many Spaniards.

just cannot escape it... X