Friday, May 27, 2016
An exciting and energetic discussion followed afterwards. I asked a by-the-way question - how do you get fringe knots to be the same length all the way across? Stephani said to tie a loose overhand knot and then afterwards adjust the knots up or down. It cut down the twisting time by half and the knots did line up. I realized after it had been washed and dried that I hadn't snugged up the knots evenly and they no longer line up. I will try this again on my next scarf.
The light has to hit it just right for the pattern to show. I think the 6/2 bamboo is a little heavy for a scarf and is probably more appropriate for a knitted lace shawl.
Just a year ago we were here in Bend, enjoying a visit with the kids, and a year later it's where we live. I had my first appointment at radiation oncology this past Tuesday. The preliminary stuff is over and I start treatment next Thursday afternoon. Fortunately we're meeting friends from tai chi for lunch that day, a little dose of laughter with friends to sweeten up the day.
Friday, May 20, 2016
I'll use 8/2 Tencel as weft - still thinking about colors.
Weaving time is in serious competition with the beautiful outdoors.
Saturday, May 14, 2016
Yesterday I met with Dr Miriovsky, my medical oncologist, who will be responsible for my ongoing care and future follow-up visits. I went in loaded for bear, thinking I was going to have to sell my objection to a five-year-course of Tamoxifen and he stunned me by showing me statistical evidence why he thinks it's a bad idea for me. It was as easy as that so I wasted the sleepless night for nothing. I'm released to begin radiation but don't have a start date yet.
It's nice to listen to the rain patter on the skylights as I finish this post. I've spent another couple of frustrating hours today trying to figure out a way to successfully get the pictures from my iPhone into my Microsoft Pictures library. It worked well for a while and then this week only half a photo would be imported. I think I've found a workaround without being too complicated. Keeps me on my toes!
Saturday, May 07, 2016
I know I'm probably not supposed to do two hours of yard work yet. And it was rigorous work - my Fitbit buzzed 10,000 steps while I was still working. My incision is healed and nearly invisible, the follow-up appointment with my surgeon is Tuesday morning, and it's then that I will be referred to a medical oncologist and find out what comes next.
Tuesday, May 03, 2016
I don't know if this loom is original to the WPA artisans but when I posted this on Facebook, I learned that all the bedspreads and draperies are still handwoven and the Portland weavers help out with that when the need arises.