Wednesday, May 30, 2007
You gotta have heart!
It really irritates me when things don't work the way they're supposed to. Perforations that don't; pop tops that don't; ATMs that won't let you make a deposit. All those daily things that just don't perform the way we've been led to believe they will.
Some of you know that I've been having a series of medical exams. Seems my heart doesn't work quite right either. I have to admit that this more than an irritant. In fact it might even be a major concern. But there's some other problems that are causing delays. Seems my innards aren't exactly where they're expected to be. Last week when I had an ultra-sound the technician couldn't find my gall bladder. I had to assure her twice that I hadn't had it removed. Finally, a more experienced person found it. Just not quite where it was expected to be.
I took a treadmill test a few weeks ago and my heart rate escalated much more rapidly than it was expected to. So I was scheduled for a nuclear exam. That's already enough to scare me. But I went and had it done yesterday. But some of my other innards are in the way. Not where there're normally found. So the scans are not usable. I have to go back tomorrow and get a different isotope injected and then have another scan. I'm hoping this one will do it.
So what does all this have to do with the photo at top? I'm making a sample lace scarf using one of the stitch patterns from A Treasury of Knitting Patterns, Barbara Walker's first book of stitch patterns. Her patterns work. I've used a lot of them and have never found an error. I've never heard of anyone who has.
I'm planning to use a lot of old Rowan Seabreeze, a discontinued cotton yarn, to make lace samples. I like the kind of rustic look the cotton gives the lace. I'm hoping some of my students will see these and be encouraged to try lace. It's really pretty easy when you get right down to it.