Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Getting there...


Sorry for the large gap in posts, we have been suffering from sleeping sickness.
I'm averaging about 12 hours of sleep a day, Neil is probably having a bit more.

This was a double rainbow, on Friday the 13th.
And we could see both ends of it (but they didn't photograph well..)

Over the weekend Neil learnt how to spin.

This is his first skein of plied yarn.

I have been stash diving to find him suitable learning fibre. He has been remarking on why fibre needs to be prepared properly - have I created a monster ?

I have even managed to find him his own louet wheel, we will pick it up at Woolfest.

And now if you are squeamish look away now....

Otherwise carry on scrolling down...

This is most of Neil's scar.

As you can see it is healing well. I did think it was straight originally, but it seems to be a bit wonky...

The holes from the staples are fading.

I think he should grow a ponytail to cover it, he thinks that is a very very silly, stupid idea and he would look foolish...

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Wednesday, May 04, 2011

Squares for Ursula

For the knitters out there please can you spare an evening to knit a square for a blanket for an old lady in Ireland. She lost her house and everything in it following a gorse fire on Saturday.
All the details are here

Neil is suffering from his hospital painkillers wearing off, his neck is giving him quite a lot of pain, and it looks like the scar is itching (which is a good sign of healing). Staples out tomorrow afternoon, so I get to see the scar then (it's about 4 inches long). He is more mobile and managing to use the new water boiler without any assistance.

The dog had his injection yesterday, I was told the wrong thing by the vet on Saturday, it last 3/4 weeks and it's effects are more or less instant. He wanted to go a lot last night only for 5 or 10 minutes, but it seemed like it was every 30 minutes...
This morning we were up at 6, back from his walk at 7. I went back to sleep and he didn't wake us until about 11 when he wanted company.

I'm still suffering from lack of sleep, the last few months have caught up with me. I'm hoping that after a lot more mornings of sleep I should be feeling a lot better.

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Sunday, May 01, 2011


We are home.

Neil is very stiff & sore, but happy to be back at home, the dog has licked his feet and all is well with the world.

Staples have to come out on Thursday, we have been given a suitable tool for the nurse to use.

I will probably be quiet for the next few days, need to calm down and catch up on sleep.

Thank you to everyone who has sent messages of support



Neil rang at 7am, he has been 'discontinued' and I'm free to go and get him when I can.

Dog walked, breakfast being eaten, then I should miss the traffic (hopefully)

Now I suppose I have to be a responsible adult for a while.

The clearing up didn't go well yesterday - there is a path to the living room and the downstairs loo but that is as far as I got. I spent my time trying to finishing his 'coming home waistcoat' three more rows left on the body, collar and finishing round required....