I knew as soon as I saw that they were tulips that they were from my mom.
Aren't they pretty?
I'm going to tell you about the delivery, b'cause I think it's hysterical - don't get mad if you don't think it's funny.
The delivery guy comes to the door - and rings the bell then pounds on the door. It takes me a minute to get vertical, then another minute to walk to the door. He can see me through the glass sidelights - so he knows I'm coming and moving slowly.
He tells me he has flowers, that I need to sign for, then asks if I'm ok.
I tell him "no, I'm not ok, which is probably why I'm getting flowers"
So he takes the signed clipboard back to his vehicle, then walks back up the walk with a vase of tulips. "What did you do?"
"I fell while rollerblading"
at which point he looked at me critically, and said
"You're a bit old for that aren't you?"
I didn't then, I just glared at him....really!
But in retrospect, I think it's hysterical.
He was easily in his mid-forties. I wish I'd been quick enough to think of a rejoinder like "bit old to be a flower delivery boy aren't you?"
Anyway, moving on...
Before I so ingloriously fell on my butt, I got this in the mail from my sister.
The full set of the Norwegian stranded knitting accessory patterns with English translations that I've been lusting after for a year now, but have been too cheap to order for myself.
Thank you Thank you Miss D
(and you don't even have either one of your jackets yet...)
Now I've got to find my needle roll.
Several months ago I lost my needle roll - the one that has all my double points and some of my single point needles in it.
The one that has my beloved Susannah ebony 2 1/2" (or is it 3"?) glove needles, my Lantern Moon dpns and single points, my rosewood 1.5's and 2.0's and 2.5's dpn's.
It's going to cost me easily $150 to replace the needles that were in that case. I just keep thinking it's going to turn up somewhere, because I never take it with me when I pack up knitting and go - but I must have taken it somewhere, because it isnt' turning up.
So I'm on this big fabric reduction plan right?
But, I go into Hancocks to pick up patterns for some friends, during their Simplicity sale. And get snagged by the poly ITY knits just inside the door. (This was obviously last week - I havent' moved from the couch since Sunday night)
a dress length with contrast.
enough for a top. Stuff was on sale for $4/yd.
now I need to get some foldover elastic like Cidell just used on her dress
This doesnt' help the stash reduction, you know.
at least they'll make up fast and easy, once I can sit at a machine again.
Truly, it isn't sitting at the machine that I'm so concerned about as the standing on the concrete floor - even with the dense foam pads I have around the cutting table, standing hurts when I'm not injured.
And, I want to say thank you to each and every one of you who've written and commented in the last couple of days.
I'm overwhelmed by your concern. Thank you so much.
Toya wanted me to post that I'm getting on - well, this is as much as I could do. I'm still mostly horizontal. Just taking a shower zaps every bit of energy I had this morning.
I am trying today with Tylenol instead of the Vicodin. Yes, Vicodin is good stuff, but I had such a short attention span that I couldn't even make it through the movie I rented - Atonement.
Costumes were gorgeous! Love the costuming. But was that movie the slowest ever, or was it the Vicodin? I couldn't pay attention to it for more than 15 minutes at a time.
Can't read a book either - I've got a wicked headache. Wonder how long it'll be before that goes away?
Anyway, keep creating. And if you need something to do:
Marina is looking for input on matching yarn to sweater patterns. I tried and the concentration just isn't there - although I'm usually pretty on top of that kind of thing.
An unstructured jacket (more or less)
6 hours ago