These last days of Summer, before the chill of Autumn, are, generally, filled with enormous work and details in preparation for winter. Not lately. Lately, I’ve been holding down the porch furniture, day and evening, waiting for my back to come home. It went out again, dratted thing. I went to my Wonderful FNP today and she said, “meds, down time, heating pad, muscle rub, stay off the computer and, oh yeah, try to take it easy for the next three days.” She knows me well…sigh. She only sees me when I’ve decided she’s my last resort and, thus far, has managed to pull my fanny out of the fire on all occasions. Heather and her Staff are Wonderful and yes, she does work under the guidance and direction of an MD but it’s Heather I go see when needs dictate.
So, I’ve been reading and listening to audio books. I did make the above wreath…surely that doesn’t constitute work…right?! It’s my “fiber wreath” and filled with mini-balls of wool, acrylic and cotton yarn, wrapped with red roving and ribbon yarn and adorned with a knitting pin and a ball of yarn stuck through with mini-knitting needles. It also holds a small basket filled with a tiny skein of sock yarn and two child sized sock darning eggs. I have a small collection of darning eggs and they bring me great pleasure as I sit and wonder about their provenance.
I’m in the midst of knitting a cotton bath mitt but perhaps this is the time to try and teach myself how to knit socks. I’ve got the needles, yarn and have a pattern or two so wish me well, please and thanks. I mean that in every sense of the word! -smile- In the meantime, please, allow me to wish you well also and if you make a fiber wreath, please let me know so I can admire the work of your hands and heart!
Blessings ~ small pleasures ~ wreath ~ knitting tools ~ socks ~ bath mitts ~