Yesterday was a tough day. I could not get comfortable and it felt like I had sandpaper in my eye. Working with fiber I sometimes get something in my eye, but this was really annoying. This morning when Jim put the drops and salve in I thought I would have another day like yesterday, but right now I'm sitting up (looking down--no tipping the head back unless I am getting the eye drops) and pretty comfortable. I will be able to finish up a class tonight! I can see the inside of the eye shield very clearly and a bit more definition beyond. The vision is still watery, but I can see and that is a wonderful thing!
Thursday, 28 May
Yesterday was a better day and I was able to teach a class, which was enjoyable. The students finished their projects and had more planned. It is rewarding to see the pride they have in what they accomplished during our class time together.
|Getting ready for class. I ended up using an eye patch to keep anything from getting in my eye. A little lipstick and a comb through the hair and I was good to go!|
Since the surgery I have been able to knit a little and spin a lot. I wear the eye shield to keep any flying fiber out and since I look downward it is a nice way to keep up with projects.
I finished the Jacob/silk noil blend from Ewespun Fiber Mill. Deb blended the two together the day of our field trip to her farm. During the spinning of the pound of this fiber I really got a feel for the Ashford Country Spinner. Reginald is nice. I like the whoosh-whoosh sound of the large bobbin going around. I took a couple of pieces of yarn off and kept one a single and one I let ply on itself. I decided I liked the look of the single, as it reminded me of Lopi something between the Lett Lopi and the heavier Lopi yarn. I used the swift to make a large skein and tied it off in six places, soaked it for a bit in Euclan Wool Wash and hung it in the basement under a little tension to dry. The next step will be to measure yardage and knit up a swatch.
|A nice big skein of continuous yarn after a soak. What will it be after I measure the yardage?|