Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Spinning, etc

I put the NW Electric spinner together and gave it a whirl. Quiet motor, works well, I suck at spinning right now. Having trouble with the "draft zone". I will read the book "Hands-On-Spinning" by Lee Raven before my next foray into spinning, but it works well and I like it.

Joy, Natalie said perhaps when you started spinning you used polyfill to try it-was that you???? Any tips???

I am almost finished the second Econo-Shopper and want to do some summer socks and a fulled bag next (yes wool, call me crazy). I also want to make some chemo caps and a baseball cap liner for one of Elena's classmates' mother, who I don't know at all, but noticed at the last school function that her hair fell out due to chemo. I'm going to make the hats and I guess send them into school with a note attached to put in her sons backpack. I don't want to put her off and seem forward, but she was just diagnosed about 1 1/2 months ago and is pretty bad and I did notice she just had on a baseball cap last time I saw her, which is probably uncomfortable on her scalp. Do you think this is too forward? She's always been real quiet at the functions and is more of a tomboy, so I was thinking cap liner and maybe bucket style hats-I hope I don't offend her. I think I'll use Sugar N Cream cotton or maybe some soft sportsweight cotton I have (but it's in pink). I don't think acrylic is a good idea in the summer (really anytime on your head), but any suggestions for yarn is greatly appreciated.

Chiro appointment went well, he had to use heat first though-claims I don't have to live with the fibro-so time will tell. Also wants me to start the Inflammation Free Diet Plan. Could be voodoo (thanks Jessica for the "word"), another freaking fad or may help-I'll give it a month. Of course, I eat all the veggies listed-even having eggplant parm tonight (won't throw it away-will start diet plan tomorrow-it's not like it's chocolate or anything). 60% fruits/veggies, 30% protein, 10% carbs. The main veggies are peppers, tomatoes, white potatoes, eggplant and corn, along with paprika, chilies, bananas (which I had today) and all the other stuff I like. With the meats I am okay since I don't eat dark meat or organ meats. My Gatorade is out also. Supposed to start Fish Oil capsules too.

I have another appointment tomorrow and one Friday. Yes, that's a lot of appointments, and I know how it works. I was a CA (chiropractic assistant) a long ass time ago, but I do know my back is very, very tight and I need the work done more than weekly. I also need heat treatments before the adjustment to loosen me up-it is not easy being me, let me tell you. I also told him that I could not afford the $60 a week for a month, so something is being worked out-something that is usually done with chiros (learned that too). At least I had my x-rays in the car from December when I got sick and had bone scans done, x-rays, etc. They were conveniently being used as a floor mat til I dropped them back off at the hospital, so see I saved a trip-their on file now at the DC.

Well, I wanna finish the bag so I can get to the hats (you know me and more than one thing at a time). Ciao for now.


Joy said...

Nope, wasn't me! I used some pretty raggedy brown fleece to learn on and then graduated to better rovings. I would have used the Polyfil though if I'd thought of it, that's a great idea!

ladylinoleum said...

I just bought hands on spinning...looking forward to getting started!

Tandi said...

Wow, you've been busy! Can't wait to see pics of the stuff you're working on.
Glad the chiro appts are going well.
I have taken fish oil for a while for TMJ/muscle related stuff and it seems to work pretty well.

Andrea said...

That is so thoughtful of you to make something to ease that poor woman's discomfort. I am sure she will appreciate it, if only silently. Have you thought about micro fibre? I don't know the brand name...or the content, duh. But it is so soft to touch.

noricum said...

KnitPicks Shine Sport would probably make nice liners. It's very soft.

Kathy said...

If you can get the Nordic Naturals Arctic Omega fish oil, it's got lemon oil in it so if you burp all you taste is lemon not fishy fish. If you can't find it let me know, I'll get my chiro to mail me some more soon anyway.

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