This is just a brief catch-up post as I have been away in Cornwall for a week with my parents where I had no internet. I will show you some holiday snaps in my next post.
You may remember that my original list of goals for 2014 has now been put on one side in a desperate attempt to get Corgi finished in time for I's 80th birthday.
This is Corgi as of close of play on 1 June 2014 - not quite a page finish, but not far off. I took this piece away with me so that I could work on it in the evenings.
I also took my knitting with me. As of 1 June 2014 I had finished the 40 rows of double ribbing. If anything goes to prove that the name 'Learning Curve' was the right one to pick, this is it. If I had realised beforehand that double ribbing would pull the stitches in, I would have chosen a different stitch to do at this point. As it is, I will have to block it hard and hope that it broadens out.
In other news, I finally had my hospital appointment on the Wednesday before I went away. I now have an official diagnosis of Graves' disease - overactive thyroid caused by a superabundance of antibodies in my system. I shall be on medication for the next 12 to 18 months and having blood tests every 6 to 8 weeks to keep an eye on my thyroid levels. My next appointment is in October. The medication is supposed to return me to normal - whatever that is!
I also went to Slimming World before I went away and found that I had put on 1.5lb so was back to 11 stone 6lb. I was not too bothered about this, especially as I was about to go away and probably put more weight on.
Next post - what I did on my holidays . . . .