Thursday April 21st 2016, 9:55 pm
Filed under: Family,Life,Spinning

The concussion: I was feeling pretty good yesterday, did a lot of plying, turned on the stereo and even sang along to Alison Kraus a bit as the wheel whirred. Not entirely resting but not pushing it, right? We went out to dinner to celebrate a birthday and on the way home I was saying, hey, a few more days like this and I’ll feel confidant enough to start driving again. (With him in the car the first few times as a backup.)

Uh, Houston, we have a negative on that trajectory.

The doctor on the phone today decided I didn’t seem to need imaging for a brain bleed but if things were in any way worse in the morning speak up (it was, and that’s exactly what I did today) and we’ll move that neurology appointment forward.

When she said rest for once it was easy to do. Stabs said my head really didn’t want me to turn it to the left. They did let up a lot as the day went on.

And so off and on across the afternoon I did manage to get one bobbin plied. One really pretty bobbin that just makes me happy to look at, some Zegna Baruffa Cashwool that I stumbled across while looking for something else and went, oh, that’s what that peachy-pink has been waiting for all along!

More of Sherry’s cashmere. Add spinning wheel and there you go.

I found this in a description of the production of that superfine wool: the pasture must be perfect and only calm sheepdogs need apply. There must be no stress on the Cashwool-worthy merinos.

Sounds good enough to me to pair with Sherry’s gift.

To be continued.

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Uh oh. Glad that appointment is moved up. And so hope it is nothing that time won’t mend. Could too many beautiful colors be a bit overtaxing for your brain? Maybe wear dark sunglasses except when you really need to see the colors?

Comment by DebbieR 04.22.16 @ 7:31 am

I wondered, too. I don’t know if DebbieR is joking but when my teen nephew had a concusion during lacrosse he wasn’t allow to LOOK at anything moving. He could listen to some things, but no looking. For many days.

Hope you feel better soon! Love your new yarn but hope you enjoy a rest.

Comment by LynnM 04.22.16 @ 12:47 pm

It sounds like you should be put in a perfect pasture with some very calm sheep dogs to keep you for exerting yourself.

Comment by LauraN 04.22.16 @ 5:19 pm

Please be a good patient!

And thank you for those lovely pictures. I’m not in a pink mood but I would make an exception to knit such lovingly plied yarn. 🙂

Comment by Suzanne from Montreal 04.26.16 @ 10:59 am

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