Wednesday, October 07, 2009

oops i did it again


Hey all...looks like I missed posting for a while again....sorry.  Our 'house guest' (Cee and I prefer to call it The Occupation--similar to Germany occupying France in WWII) has arrived and things were not as bad as I thought they would be.....they have been much worse.  I'm sure eventually we will iron things out, but both Cee and I are horrible with confrontation, so it's much wringing of hands and gnashing of teeth and whispering to eachother about why we agreed to this in the first place...I don't mind helping anyone one out, but I do mind being taken advantage of, and such increasingly seems to be the case...stay tuned.

On more crappy fronts, I have had some more problems with my hip, the other side from the sciatic side...seemingly because I've been favouring my leg and well, to put it delicately, I'm just too damn fat...need to get some pounds off and all will improve...or so the doctor says...I hope so, because being in pain all the time really sucks, and not being able to walk or make your leg move sucks even more...

So dear friends, since I don't want to go on ad-nauseum about all the crappy things going on here, and since I've done very little knitting or crocheting in the past couple weeks (oh yeah, they think I have the beginnings of arthritis in my shoulder, too...yay) I decided I wouldn't be posting too much.

My cardigan had made some good progress though, before all the icky started...did you know that when you knit intarsia your yarns get REALLY tangled?  It's enough to make a control freak like me have a breakdown...




This picture was taken when I was on row 2 of the intarsia charts...I got fed up untangling all the mini-skein/balls and just used yarn lengths around 3 feet or so and let them hang free, a technique of which I'm told Kaffe Fassett is fond...it worked much better and made me less sweary...I am now on the upper fair isle chart, so it's going much better, as I'm used to that....I started with the back of the pattern, so this will be the biggest piece and the most complicated (I hope at least)  I'm nothing if not persistent, so it will be done...just may take a while.

4 comments:

Ilana said...

Oh no! Not sciatica! I hear it's terribly painful. In fact, when my mom got it, she threatened to lay down on the train tracks and wait for a train. I really hope you're feeling better soon!

Kiki said...

Ilana, your mom had the right idea for sure! No fun, that's for sure!

Wanderingcatstudio said...

Sorry to hear about the misery....
Glad to hear the knitting is going better.... i hate intarsia for the tangliness too.... that and the fact that I have trouble with the tension and mine ends up all scrunched

Sharon said...

When it comes to intarsia, Kaffe is the man! Hang in there Kiki, your sweater's coming along beautifully. I hope you're feeling better, too.