Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Geesh, I LOVE these quizes!

You Are the Thumb

You're unique and flexible. And you defy any category.
Mentally strong and agile, you do things your own way. And you do them well.
You are a natural leader... but also truly a loner. You inspire many but connect with few.

You get along well with: The Middle Finger

Stay away from: The Pinky
I was almost a "middle finger," it all hung on which kind of movie I choose to watch. I suppose I really could have used any of those answers, but this is kinda cool. And if you are even slower on the uptake than I am, here is the link to Blogthings where the quizes live and multiply.
I have not been doing much knitting lately - kinda stalled on everything due to nagging chronic pain in neck, shoulders and hands. I've had a couple of acupuncture treatments, but they really knock the wind out of me and I need a day off work to recover from them. Really! My boss is a nice guy, but that's just too many sick days. The "new" NSAID they gave me for arthritis pain doesn't work nearly as well as the Celebrex, but the new pain management doc says that Celebrex can cause heart problems in someone with my medical history. It's always **something**!
I have been doing a bit of spinning - I bought a Gulf Coast Native Improved fleece from Magrett Stratton a while back and had it processed at Stonehedge. It is marvelous to spin, but not like a down fleece (Magrett says it felts readily) so I don't know if I want to try to knit socks from it.
Actually, I've been buying up some sock yarns on sale and from others' destashing efforts, so I don't know why I'm so eager to think about spinning sock yarns. (G) I should get you all a photo of all my new sock yarns. Hmmm...
The other roving I'm spinning is a Corrie-X pindrafted roving that was processed by Morro Fiber Works. This is the first time I've worked with any of her roving and it is quite nice. More vm in the roving I have than I like, but this is the match for my Pi Are Square Shawl at long last. It's spinning up very fine, but it's also a lot softer than the BL of the main body of the shawl. The only thing I dislike about spinning so fine is that it takes forever to spin, then another forever to ply the stuff. Of course, it's marvelous to knit with. :)
Today was our first day officially over 100 deg and it's hot. I left my cooler on all day, but it's still 81 here in the office. I had to replace the motor on the cooler last month, and the repair guy didn't adjust it so that it blows as much air as the old motor. So my house is quite a bit hotter than it has been in the past. :( I cut down all my trees, too, so I haven't much shade. It's gonna be a miserable summer.
Gotta run - need to feed the critters and me, too.