Monday, August 17, 2020


 Why the ooof? Well, on our very warm day on Saturday I wanted to open some west-facing windows, which are up high above the picture windows. I should have dragged a dining room chair over the four feet to where the windows were, but instead I stepped up on the leather footstools. Public Service Announcement: don't do this. It tipped over and I fell on the floor--it was only a fall of about two feet maybe, but I think I hit my side on the windowstill and my whole left side from my knee to my shoulder got whacked. It feels a bit like a bruised rib on my left hand side near to my waist. And it hurts in that same area on my back too. So yesterday I did a lot of taking it easy and today it more of a 3/4 dull 1/4 sharp pain (yesterday it was half and half). 

So on to the fun stuff:

-I went to the farmer's market for the first time, and got: eggplant, tomatoes, potatoes, fennel, radishes, pears, cherries, and corn. I was especially happy about the eggplant--they're Japanese eggplant but will work for eggplant parmesan, which I'm making today. 

-I am well into the second clue of the Sharon Show. It continues to be fun and pretty mindless, although the thorn stitch (most recent section and hard to see) needed some concentration.

-I read a somewhat-interesting book called "If We Were Villains" which was billed as 'for fans of 'The Secret History' ' and The Secret History is one of my favorite books of all time. So, I can see why that comparison was made but The Secret History is much, much better.

-I have been playing around with drawing and coloring with alcohol-based markers. I'm using the book How to Draw Inky Wonderlands as my tutor and it is fun. I love color blending too. 

I think that is all my news! Happy Monday and have a good week!


KSD said...

So, so, so sorry about your tumble. Please take care. Ask to be waited on. No, demand to be waited on!

kayT said...

The Sharon Show: I liked the thorn stitch section but it did need watching. Just wait til you get to the Skunk Butt (part 14)!

Vera said...

Ouch! sorry about your fall from grace. Do take care!! Pretty little fish you've created. You have convinced me that I MUST make the Botanic Shawl by Stephen West (in the same colorway - love that Zauerball shade with the pale gray).

kathy b said...

Oops that gets me into trouble often. I fell of a chair standing on it when we were packing to move. Broke my tail bone the first time that way. SO SO Sorry you hurt your hands. Must be able to KNIT!!!

Tired Teacher 2 said...

Ouch! Bruised ribs are painful, uncomfortable, and annoying. It took about three months to feel better after I fell last summer. Be patient with yourself. Tylenol PM helps relieve the ache and pain so sleep is possible. The shawl is progressing well.

Delighted Hands said...

Skip the acrobatics next time you have to have a height adjustment!!!!
Isn't Inky Wonderland fun?! I'm glad you are trying it! The shawl is really looking like a good knit!

Jeannie Gray Knits said...

Oh my goodness, I love the fish! So sorry to hear about your fall. Hope you didn't crack a rib and are feeling better soon.