I have been feeling so poorly lately, I thought they were constant migraines but after some research I have come to the conclusion that I am now the proud sufferer of Cluster Headaches and I ain't happy! Three weeks of headaches, sometimes 2 a day, had left me worn out and tearful. However, today I feel ok for now, so let's hope I have weeks/months of headache free time now!
Meanwhile, Barry kept asking me what I wanted for my birthday and I kept changing my mind until I started seeing all the wonderful weaving projects people we making. I knew I wanted a loom and was aiming for a 20" Ashford Knitter's Loom. A few days later, I noticed that someone was selling their heddle loom and I mentioned it to Barry. He just wanted me to be happy and suggested we bought it. I love that man!
We were meant to be going to Devon for the weekend so that I could do some spinning at the Green Man Festival in Pilton but I got a tearful phone call from Ali on Thursday, saying that her health visitor had just told her that Sullivan had got Swine Flu. On hearing that, and coupled with the fact that I was still in the middle of a cluster attack and felt awful and that the weather forecast was for rain, I made the decision not to go to Devon, especially as I thought that Ali would be nursing her poorly little boy.
Barry then suggested we drove to Sheffield to pick up the loom instead of paying the £20 postage. So I made the arrangements. Then on the Friday, Ali let me know that Sullivan was fine, no temperature and just fine! He didn't have swine flu, that health visitor made us all worry so much. I had stopped getting my fibre shop up together for Devon, nothing was packed and I'd made arrangements to pick up the loom so still we didn't go to Devon. As it turns out, Ali had a brilliant day, taking part in the parade and then did some spinning in a tent with a girl doing some felting. I am so glad she enjoyed the day although I am a bit peeved at how it all turned out. I just didn't have the energy to do it, let's hope we can do it next year.
We drove to pick up my almost new 32" Kromski Harp Riggid Heddle loom on Saturday. Someone was selling it on Ravelry and I told Barry about it, such a bargain, especially as the stand came with it too.
(don't look too closely at this photo, you might see that I was rather wobbly on the first end of the scarf!) The yarn used was some lovely merino/silk fingering that I dyed myself...
I had read loads about weaving and watched a few videos on You Tube about doing the warping, so Sunday, I got up early and started to play. I had to start early you see, because if I was going to get a headache, they seemed to appear in the afternoon.
So, after a few false starts, I was off, wasn't sure if what I was doing was correct or not but I am overjoyed at how it has turned out.
I have already got my next project on the loom so I must dash, it is beckoning me!