Sunday, 25 May 2014

Is it Summer yet?

I don't know what it's like in your neck of the woods, but round here the weather hasn't made its mind up yet.  Today has been quite nice and sunny, but yesterday was horrible, dark and wet.  As for tomorrow, Bank Holiday Mondays are a law unto themselves weather-wise, so we will just have to wait and see.

I've had to come to a decision about my goals and deadlines.  It's not a decision that I wanted to make, but at the moment I don't feel that I have much choice.

What you see here is just over a page and a half of Corgi.  There are another two pages to go after this, slightly shorter ones, roughly another 9000 stitches.  In addition, I need to stitch the word 'November' down the side, and all by the end of August - sooner if possible.  Maybe it doesn't seem a lot, but I work full-time and have other commitments that I need to fulfill as well.

So I have reluctantly decided to put all of my other stitching on hold in order to get this done and dusted as soon as possible.  The moment that it is finished, I will return to my other pieces with the greatest of pleasure.

However I am going to continue with my knitting, if only to stop myself from going mad with boredom.  As you will see, my sampler scarf has grown - the top third is 40 rows of seed stitch (knit 1, purl 1 and repeat ad infinitum for non-knitters).  As before, it doesn't show very clearly in variegated yarn, but the difference in texture between the three different stitches is delightful.  I'm calling it 'Learning Curve' because that is just what it is.

In other news, I lost 2.5lb this week and got back down to 11 stone 4.5lb.  It is unlikely to last because I have not stuck to the plan very well, if at all since I got weighed on Thursday.  

This week I finally have my hospital appointment to check out my overactive thyroid.  I have no idea what this is going to involve, but will just be grateful to have something done about it.  The main symptom that I seem to have is the on and off sensation of a lump in my throat as if I haven't swallowed something properly.  According to my friend who has had her overactive thyroid removed, this is caused by my thyroid gland swelling up for some nefarious reason of its own.  Anyway I shall know more about it by teatime on Wednesday.

So not a lot to show and tell this week - hopefully a longer post next week.  In the meantime, may all be well with you and yours and may the frog stay away from your stitching.


  1. your corgi is very beautiful!

  2. Aw, stitching to deadline can be a real bother...holding my thumbs that you will get Corgi done swiftly and without losing motivation altogether and then be able to get back to everything else :)

  3. Your Corgi is stunning - good luck with finishing him on time!

  4. Your corgi is beautiful. You have a lot of stitches left to do. I am working on a 10 page pattern so I know what you are going through. I hope you feel better soon. I have an underactive thyroid that is controlled with medication. I hope your prognosis is just as simple.