Hi, sorry to be away so long. I haven't been feeling well. I am mostly over my cold, but the adjustment to the new meds has left me feeling weak, cranky and mostly uncomfortable. I feel tons better than I did a few weeks ago, so I guess I'm moving in the right direction.
As frustrating as it is, I am feeling confident that returning to my internist for care was a good move and I just have to be patient and follow the doctor's orders.
Luckily, the boys are settled nicely into the school year and except for needing rides home from after school stuff, they need little nagging about homework or chores. Gary has busied himself by volunteering to tutor over at the boy's school and today he took the steps to register as a substitute teacher for his former district. His goal is to work (paid or unpaid) every day, since he is driving into the city anyway.
I've been knitting along on Kadril (the Twist* people will not refund me for the pattern, nor have they posted any corrections to date) and I've reached the point where I would have been finished if it weren't for the pattern's mistakes. I hope to see it finished sometime in the next few days and I hope even more that I'll move on to something with less drama.
I've also been spinning a little. Months ago, I bought these two bundles of fiber with plans to spin them separately (one is BFL, one is Merino/Silk) and them ply them together. But when I received the fiber, it was much more gold/orange and less green than I expected.
So, I carded them together on my then new drumcarder and the resulting fiber is nothing like the original:
I'm also waiting for some fiber for another carding/spinning project, October will be for sweater spinning.
* Just a note: Twist has published 192 patterns and 79 (41%) have errata listed.