Sunday, March 22, 2009

Free Flowing Gall

So almost two weeks ago I had my gall bladder removed. I was not excited about it but, ya know, it was necessary. My surgeon told me I should take 2 weeks off of work but I was determined that 3 days would do it. I was wrong. He was right. Tomorrow will be the two weeks point and I am finally feeling better. Not all the way back with the energy and I still feel a little pain in two of the incisions but holy crap it feels like it's been a long time.
Now I had the surgery on Monday and Tuesday Lousmith had to run to Toronto until Friday. I was sad about it but I did have Ryan to take care of me. The photo above is of my Wednesday breakfast. That is love right there. Notice the 1/3 of a pound of butter spread so nicely on that bread. Love from a five year old. You really can't beat pretzels for breakfast. I have to be honest here. On Wednesday I was feeling a little sick to my stomach and asked for a slice of bread for breakfast. He was just following my requests.

Before I went to the hospital on Monday I thought hard about what I should work on while I was recovering. I knew there would be pain medication and the projects I have in progress wouldn't work. I had just finished spinning some lovely yarn from Blue Moon Fiber Arts Fiber. It is a blend of merino and mohair. I bought the top from The Fold booth at SOAR last year. I stepped out of my usually box with the colors but I love them.
I found the pattern for this yarn in the 2007 winter issue of Vogue Knitting. It's called Ruffle Scarf. Just some garter stitch and short rows. The yarn was a little finer than what was called for in the pattern and so I added 10 stitches. It wasn't necessary and I see that now but I do love the scarf. I've worn it at least five times already.
The lovely model is the Chelsea who is back at work at the shop and doing a bang up job.

I do love it and though it wasn't the most mind expanding project i am so happy with the final product that I may consider knitting this one again.
I had a skein of Tussah laying around that was spun by Abby - in my signature colors - and since when I grow up I want to be just like Amy Singer - I decided to do the Abby cowl from the Fall 2008 edition of Knittyspin. Here it is with just a couple of rows done. The pattern is very straight forward and very lovely.
Today was Maggie's baptism day. She was baptised along with her BFF McKenna. Look how cute they look. The even sang a song for us. It was a happy day but now I'm pretty tired.
There are several shop things to talk about. Schacht is having a contest called "I Made It On My Schacht". Check out the details on their website or contact me and I'll be happy to send you a brochure about it. This is a very exciting opportunity to win some very valuable tools! You should all go for it. Weave something on your new Cricket even. Make a Youtube video. All great fun. I already know what I'm doing. And if you enter and mention my shop it'll help me win something special for dealers.
They are also having a limited special edition Cherry Matchless available beginning in June. I have ordered a couple of these wheels and will have one available in June and one in September. Let me know if you are interested in more details. Layaway is available and all of the usual bonus stuff will come with these wheels. Let me know if you'd like to reserve one.
Louet is also having some exciting deals right now too! With many of their older style wheels they are including a skein winder with the wheel purchase. This is around $150 value.
If you purchase either a Julia or Victoria you will get a Manufacturer's rebate coupon worth $200. This coupon is redeemable directly to Louet or through the Spinning Loft. If you redeem it through the Spinning Loft I will give you license to choose whatever fiber you'd like in the whole shop. It doesn't have to be only Louet Fiber. Any fiber you want! Really!
So if any of this sounds interesting or exciting to you just let me know and I can give you more information or hook you up with some new loot!
O.K Off to bed. Got a big week ahead.

8 comments:

Craftygrrrl said...

Yay for feeling better!

And Yay Maggie on your baptism! My recently dyed hair turned the water blood red when I went for my dunk, most embarassing.

Cherry matcheless you say...

--Deb said...

I've been wondering where you've been! Glad to hear you're feeling better, though. My Mom had her gall bladder out a few years ago and it took her longer, too, before she felt like herself. Longer than SHE expected, that is!

vereteno said...

Maggie looks fabulous in her baptism dress! Congratulations!

Chelcea is a fabulous model.

I am glad to hear you are getting better. Remember, I told you it will take really 4 weeks to recover enough to feel strong enough to wirk. Do not overdo your time in the store, we want you well and happy!
Love,
Faina

britt said...

OMG. that scarf is so cute. in fact I just saw an actress who portrays an upper east side socialite thirtysomething wearing the exact same thing on Gossip Girl

Kim said...

Beth! Hope you are well on the road to a mend. That butter probably did the trick.

Chelsea looks wonderful in that ruffle scarf.

Obsidian Kitten said...

Hey! Happy birthday and you know, stuff! Like feel better and bread with loads of butter!

Look at the gorgeous Chelsea.

Love to all,
Shannah

Martin and Jessica said...

Glad to hear you're on the mend!

:)
J

Ezara said...

Maggie looks beautiful! :)

The Ruffled Scarf looks amazing on Chelsea. The style really suits her.

I envy you that wonderful breakfast of pretzels and buttered bread. My compliments to your chef for that amazing meal. (I showed my hubby the picture and told him to take notes!)