Who knew that lying down all night affected the pressure in your head this much.
So when my eyes open, I get up, the sooner the better.
I push myself through morning amenities, starting with the shower. Next is feed the dog, get some tea made.
Once I am up for a while, it gets a little easier. Part of that is the the pressure eases, and the other part is that I think I get used to it.
Acting "as if" is getting me through.
"As if" everything is ok.
So off to the studio I go.
I had a bunch of internet orders to fill, and pack for shipment. I could have left them for Monday, but since I sent out a newsletter with DEALS, there may be more orders by then, and who wants to get behind the 8 ball???
I have this pattern that an old nursing pal gave me, a while back. It is for a knitted scarf, where one end goes through the other. I have a few for sale in the shop, and people are always asking me for the pattern.
And since I know that some of you out there are knitters, I thought I would share it with you.
Now, pay attention to the yarn......this is close on your neck, so it needs to be NOT SCRATCHY.
Sounds like a simple thing, but I have made a couple I wouldn't wear. Maybe Roy would like them.
Here it is, for your knitting pleasure.
#8 dbl pointed needles
Knitted worsted weight 2 oz
Step 1: Cast on 3 sts.
Step 2: Increase 1 st in the 2nd st of every row until there are 32 st. KNIT every row.
Step 3: Knit 15 rows.
Step 4: K1, slip 1 onto 3rd needle, K1, slip 1, continue this across ros.
Step 5: K1, P1 rib for 3" on front needle.
Step 6: K1, P1 rib for 3" on back needle.
Step 7: K2 tog (1 from each needle) continue across row (24 sts)
Step 8: K straight for 12"
Step 9: K1, K2 tog across row ending with K2. (16 sts)
Step 10: K1, P1 ribbing for 3".
Step 11: Increase 1 st every stitch across row.
Step 12: Knit 15 rows
Step 13: Dec 1 st in 2nd st of every row until 3 sts remain.
Step 14: Bind off.
3" ribbing =12 rows
12" knit = 93 rows
It is so simple, and it is guaranteed to make you look talented. It has worked for me.
Acting "as if", means going back to basics.
'And acceptance is the answer to all my problems today. When I am disturbed, it is because I find some person, place, thing or situation-some fact of my life-unacceptable to me, and I can find no serenity until I accept that person, place, thing or situation as being exactly the way it is supposed to be at this moment. '
( From the BIG BOOK )
And I am perfect, just the way I am, malformation and all.
Take that, Chiari.