Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Some steps forward, one step back, forward again (and a do se do?)

Just how do you spell that, anyway? I know what it means. It means pass back to back, dos a dos. That's something, I suppose.

And what does my title mean? Well, we are getting on ok, definitely making progress in many ways. But himself, and thus me had a bit of a hiccup on the anxiety front. Nothing happened, but things were getting to him a bit, so he is going back to the doctor any time now when I can drag myself away from the computer to chauffeur him. I keep telling him, it is only to be expected. I guess that helps.....

The walk in the woods today was lovely again. This may be our last sunny morning, so we made the most of it, and I did remember to take my camera. Which was a Good Thing as I found a lot that interested me. I'll put a few here, there are more on flickr, just click on an image and be whisked away to fairyland......(sorry.)

woodland

Sun filtering through the trees, magical.

Lots of lovely fungi on the felled trees.

fungus

fungus

Frost over the houses in the little hollow we call home.

Frost hollow

We both of us love being out on mornings like this. So nice to feel the crisp cold air (he's wrapped up warm!) Now they are forecasting snow, and I wouldn't mind, really I wouldn't. Lots of lovely photo-ops....

But, now, the further few steps onward, for me, anyway. I spent a couple of hours spinning some more of the yak for fingerless gloves for himself, which was most enjoyable. But while I was doing so, I was actually pondering about beading projects - haven't quite got as far as getting stuff out, but, wow, what a hopeful sign. Then, last night, I finished plying the blue fluff I have been spindle spinning. I used my new Lizzy Kate, and I have to say, I really love it. Makes plying very efficient and easy. I now know that maybe I need to pay more attention to how I wind the cop on to the spindle as I spin, but other than that, no problems at all.

The other yarn in the photo is the camel and silk I finished a while since. Pete is going to make more wrist warmers, and I have another hat in mind. It is nice and cushy, and should be warm and cosy. Cosy is good at the moment!

yarns

There is no getting away from the fact that this is being a rather weird time for us. It felt really good getting back to doing the normal things I love.

3 comments:

Midsummer night's knitter said...

I can just picture Arwen wandering through those woods.
Tell Pete I'm thinking about him and hope he's ok.
India

Marie said...

What lovely pictures and they are quite magical! The first one is my favorite.
You two give each other a tickle to make you smile and a hug, just because.

Freyalyn said...

Pretty pictures.

I always thought it was 'dosie-do'.