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Thursday, September 06, 2007


A couple of weeks ago I was nominated for a 'Rocking Girl Blogger Award'. I've seen these popping up on different blogs lately and it's an honour to be nominated. Chrissy nominated me. Thank you Chrissy. I met Chrissy at Fibre Fest on Saturday for the first time and it was lovely to meet you Chrissy. It's nice to put names to faces. I've known Chrissy from Knitting Forums and blogs for a while now though.

Now I have to decide who to nominate. Chrissy nominated 3 people. Does that mean I ahve to nominate 3 too? Anyone in the know please let me know. Where do the Rocking Girl Blogger awards originate from? I need a couple of days to decide who to nominate.

My dental op went fine today. I had a very crooked root adn they basically chopped the top off and sealed it (I'd already had a root canal filling and a crown) and stitched it up again. By the time I came home the local anasthetic was wearing off and it felt very sore but as Itake painkillers every 4 hours for my neck/back pain I'm hoping that'll keep the pain at bay. I was warned my face may swell up by tomorrow and I may even get a black eye. My face is already swelling up so it'll be interesting to see how bad it looks tomorrow.

This morning when I got up at 4.30am (due to severe neck pain) I got back to work on this project. It's a Celtic Knot Lace Scarf and that's all I'm going to reveal for now. It's knitted in Handmaiden Lace Silk and it's gorgeous to knit with. I typed up the chart early this morning so I can test knit the chart during the remaining repeats. Don't think I've got much more to do now. I'd like to ahve it finished by the end of the weekend or at least sometime next week.

I also got started on spinning up this lot ofroving. It's from the Yarn Yard and is BFL and feels gorgeously soft. It's lovely to spin even to a beginner like me. I'm getting it slowly. I'm getting it almost even now, athough not quite. And it's getting thinner. This roving I'd like to spin up into something I can actually knit with. I'm aiming for 4ply/fingering weight to knit some fingerless gloves. I'll keep you posted. Progress pics on spinning tomorrow.


kathryn said...

I love your scarf - and the colour of that yarn. I think Handmaiden Lace Silk is one of my favourites!

Glad your dental op went well and hope you're feeling better by morning.

Tama said...

Glad all went well with your surgery. That sounded awful and very painful! I love the fiber in the last picture!!!!! It looks good enough to eat! Be sure to post a picture of the yarn when you get it spun up, I want to see how it turns out.

Pam the Yarn Goddess said...

You poor thing. I had to have all my teeth pulled last year (I have an auto-immune disease that literally ate them away), and it was the most miserable thing I've been through. Being knocked out was fun (I remember trying to tell the oral surgeon that I felt something from the drugs he was pumping into me and couldn't even blink, but the ceiling was sure interesting LOL), and I was funny as hell when they were trying to get me back in the truck, but it was the day after that misery set in. Fortunately, I had heavy-duty drugs to ease the pain.

Make sure you take your meds before the pain sets in - they're much more effective that way. Use ice bags for the swelling, and try not to play with the surgical site - it's actually harder to do than most people think, because it's such a foreign feeling. You should be better very soon - your mouth seems to heal up quickly.

BTW, your knitting is divine!

psalm127 said...

The scarf is lovely. Handmaid lace silk sounds nice. I would love to try it some time. Looking forward to seeing the rest of the scarf. I hope you recover quickly.

Holly Burnham said...

Anni....I love the Celtic Knot scarf....what a lovely color.