New Sweaters – No Stress
Posted by thedarwinexception on February 6, 2008
So I still haven’t called to make an appointment for my stress test. I will *TODAY*. But I’ve said that for the last 3 days. Every time I go to pick up the phone I hear the voice of Greg House in my head “Make sure you bring a crash cart in there with her….” Fucking House.
I have been taking my blood pressure. Leslie the Chamber of Commerce Lady brought me over her digital blood pressure contraption to borrow. It’s really cool. It even inflates on it’s own – no pumping the little squeeze ball thing. What technology won’t come up with, right? And you can keep track of your readings in memory – which is really neat. And it records your pulse as well as your blood pressure.
My blood pressure has still been high, I think – hovering around 157/117, but since I really don’t know what that represents, and whether it’s good or bad, it hasn’t really worried me. The only thing that will worry me is when it gets as high as it was in the emergency room, since that elicited the “Wow! That’s high for *anybody*” comment from the ER doctor. Ignorance is bliss.
So I started a new sweater – well, two new sweaters, really. One an adult sweater – my first adult sweater in a *long* time, and a new baby sweater (of course). The new baby sweater is a pattern that a good friend sent me last year as a gift. It’s absolutely gorgeous. It’s from a site called Shifio’s Patterns. She has the most beautiful, unique baby knitting patterns in the whole world. I just love them. I love them ALL. I’ve decided that each week I can, I’m going to buy one of her knitting patterns until I have the whole collection. The nice part is, she’ll send them to you in a PDF – so there’s no shipping costs or waiting. And getting something instantly is very satisfying to me.
The one I have now is the “Rainbow Matinee Set”. Here’s a picture from her site of the completed sweater: (I wrote her and asked if I could reprint it here and she said yes, so no copyright violations. I wouldn’t want to violate *anything* of hers – she’s way too special and talented.)
Isn’t it adorable? I have most of the body done (It’s a really, really easy pattern – beginners could easily complete this). I can’t wait to knit the ruffles that go on the body – that’s going to be the best part. So, do you think this is fair-worthy?
The next pattern I want is her “Lacy Diamonds Matinee Set” – and I don’t care if you are into knitting or not – you have to admit this is absolutely beautiful. Check out all those little seed pearls outlining the diamonds on the front. I just look at that sweater and sigh. SO pretty.
But, if you’re a beginning knitter or you’ve wanted to start knitting but think you can’t make anything beautiful in your first try – buy one of her patterns. They really are extremely easy and the finished product looks like something terribly detailed and complicated. And they work up FAST! I got most fo the body done just watching 2 hours of “Lost” last night. (We watched the repeat from last week and the new episode).
And speaking of “Lost” – OK – has anyone figured this shit out yet?? I’m fucking confused, that’s for sure. Not that I *haven’t* been confused for 3 years, but now I’m *really* confused. What’s up with that Miles guy? Is he like a Ghostbuster? A Ghostbuster with a Dustbuster?
And which came first – the dummy plane on the bottom of the ocean or the “escape” of the Oceanic 6? The newscaster lady reporting on “finding the plane” said that it was 3 months later – so is that like “now” in Lost terms? And that guy’s last name being “Faraday” can’t be a coincidence – Faraday was a leader in electromagnetism. And C.S. Lewis for Charlotte? What a hoot that show is.