It was a week that started off not so good. But fortunately improved...
On Monday I found I had done something to my back (though I don't know what) and by evening all I could manage to do was sit with a heating pad, knit some simple dishcloths or watch Netflix. I can't do both at the same time anymore, unfortunately.
BTW, I recommend the Ken Burns documentary on The Mayo Clinic, the movie called The Sapphires... and something else I can't remember the title of, but it was a documentary about Industrial Musicals. Hilarious! And very interesting - to me, anyway.
By Tuesday morning my back was no better and I had to cancel my ESL session. By Tuesday afternoon I was starting to improve (meaning I could move without yelping), and was bored out of my skull so I finally got out my crochet hook and cotton yarn and started making a Market Bag:
Wednesday I was actually feeling okay enough to meet a friend for a walk. Walking was probably good for my back because it was all uphill from there.
Thursday I did grocery shopping. Whee!
Friday was interesting. A young friend (actually a daughter of long-time friends) had a booth at the Hoosier Hills Fiber Festival near my home. I offered to come over for a while to give her a break. She welcomed the offer and it was fun seeing her adorable crocheted cacti. I didn't think to take my camera with me, but here is her Etsy shop: Handmade By A Friend. Seriously, though... I wish I'd had a camera. She is so clever in her presentation of these fun items and, while most are smaller than they may look in the pictures, they look better in person. Each one unique. And she had some terrific containers for the cacti she showed in her both.
I spent some time wandering through the vendor hall, and my first time through I bought a little rug-hooking kit. Little is the operative word. This little kit is supposed to make a finished project the size of a postcard. I'm wishing I hadn't bought that, in all honesty, but it looked so fun at the time. Ugh. Why is it so easy to impulse buy things like that?
And the second time through I bought some yarn:
I like the color, and I imagine it will make something pretty and soft one of these days, but it was an impulse buy, too. Kind of wishing now I hadn't bought it either, but at least it was on sale. On clearance, in fact. I wonder why???
Anyway... impulse buys aside, the Fiber Festival was a pleasant way to spend a few hours. While it seemed improved in some ways from when I attended a couple of years ago, I do wish there were more vendors.
Saturday I worked with Ruth (companion care). And shortly before lunch the power went out. I heard a loud boom and then we were sitting in the dark. The power was on at my house, so we got in the car and drove there for lunch and an activity I had planned for us to do together. Later in the day I ran the sound board for Sunday's worship team's practice. All in all, another pleasant day. And my back was still more improved.
And then there was today. A rainy day, but a lovely day in many respects. Church was very good, the music was great😉, the sermon was convicting, and then we enjoyed lunch out with friends where we shared good food and laughter.
And that was my week. Three more YOP weeks left this year! Check out what other YOPers are up to by visiting our group on Ravelry.
2019 Yarn Stash-Down progress: 44.06/100 skeins!