Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Quiet at the Mo!

I'm a little quite at the mo, due to 'pain' in my abdomen. Nothing to do with my op! I spoke to the specialist on Tuesday, who said I had to phone him again today if I was still in pain. I had a scan on Monday which involved an 'internal scan!!!!!!!!! They are checking out my ovaries! Which do have cysts on but nothing to worry about! Phew! Anyway this was a none invasive, none painful scan but for me it was very uncomfortable, by the end of the internal I was in agony, so something is not right!

I have been, as I said before all snuggled up in front of the fire, knitting another 'hug'.

These are so simple to do cast on about 56 stitches, on 5mm needles and then just knit until you have the required length, from wrist to wrist with arms outstretched. Then sew up from the wrist to the under arm part on both sides, then hey presto a 'hug'! We got the name from that soup advert!!!!

I need to find a wool winder, I have skeins of wool which need to be wound into balls, something that is very difficult to do on your own, so if anyone can recommend anything to me I would be grateful! My family just disappear when I get a skein out!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Its getting to chutney making time but sadly this year I have very little produce or inclination, to make into chutney!! For all the work involved I am beginning to wonder if my 'veg patch' is worth it? I think I will give it one more year to see. The idea of going up did work and the victorian peas and climbing french beans would, I think, have been alot better, if the weather had been better too. Lettuce was OK, beetroots none existent, potatoes and tomatoes hit by blight. I have 3 tom plants left in the greenhouse and they are so leggy its unbelieveable, I have had about 10 tomatoes so far. Butternut squash, I don't think will be big enough. The sweetcorn is small, and I have only a couple of squash. K dug up the onions the other day, and considering I lasted the whole of the last winter, through to about April/May on last years harvest, plus I gave some away, I think I will be very lucky to make it to Christmas.

Coming up to my 1st Blog Anniversary very soon, will I hit the illusive 9000!!!!!


RUTH said...

I wonder if you've fibroids,I know they can cause pain. Do hope you get it sortd out soon (HUG) Speaking of make it sound so easy to knit one! Somehow cn't see Hey Presto working for me. Re; the veg's been such a dreadful year I'm sure next year will be better (fingers crossed). My blogs 1st birthday tomorrow! How time fies.

RUTH said...

There's an award for you to collect on my garden blog :o)

PG said...

Poor you, hope you get it sorted out asap.

Don't give up on the veg, we've had a similar year, lost about 20 tomato plants to blight, our garden looks like a war zone in places, it's just a bad time. Next year will be better(I hope!)

mrsnesbitt said...

Ooooooooooooooooooooooooooh an anniversary and top visitors eh????????

Oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooh! Off to get me posh frock!


Ex-Shammickite said...

YUK tummy pain, not good! I hope you're feeling better very soon. What kind of chutney do you usually make? I made beet and onion chutney a few years ago, but I've lost the recipe, too bad, cos it was wonderful. Maybe I'll scour the internet, lots of recipes there.
Sorry to hear about your veggies, yours were too wet, ours were too dry!

Naturegirl said...

Aww.. I am sorry that you are Not feeling so great :( I've had those kind of tests ultra sounds and man they hurt when probing near those sensitive ovaries!! ouch!!!!

The shrug hit a nerve for me because my mother would always knit these up for everyone! A year ago she was diagnosed with dimentia so she does NOT knit's as though she never had this saddens me because her ~hug~ as you call it has seen better days and I need toreplace it.

With these instructions perhaps I can have a go at it...I don't knit but this could be motivation for me....they are perfect for taking away the chill particularly on seniors!
I shall copy the instructions thank you hugs NG

Sheila said...

Sorry you are still in some pain Libby..xx
Hope they sort you out soon.
The knitting is great. I haven't done any for years, though I did crochet a blanket earlier this year.

Auntie Noo said...

Oh Libby you poor love. Hope it all gets sorted soon and you feel better. FOr Yarn swifts and nostepinnes try here a bit of a treat but they will last a lifetime, and they're so beautiful. You can also get those ball winders from ebay (like you use for a knitting machine) but the nostepinne is a bit more "craft-house" !!!! - and easier if you're watching tv.

Auntie Noo said...

Sorry Swifts are on her other blog here but nostepinnes are on that first one I gave you - a post in July I think.

Allotment Lady said...

Hope you are feeling better soon. Your knitting projects are brilliant and snuggled up in front of the fire sounds so theraputic - the best place to be here today with all the high winds and unrelenting heavy rain.

I think you did brilliantly with your garden - on the veggie front it is a very bad year for most things and the crops you did get were on a par with those of other plot holders up the allotment. Mine crops are certainly dismal compared to usual - and my sweet corn is only 18 inches high! The chooks won't be seeing much from that crop that is for sure.

ChrisJ said...

Hope you are feeling better!

If you still need a wool-winder, try looping the skein over the back of a kitchen chair. My grandmother taught me that trick. Works for me.

farmingfriends said...

Hi Libby,
I hope you are feeling better soon. I love the knitted hugs that you have been knitting. what a clever lady you are.
Sara from farmingfriends

smilnsigh said...

Oh I hope all is figured out and you will be over this pain.