Working with keywords

It’s funny how life tricks you sometimes. My keyword this month was Health, and I guess I was taking it dead seriously…

I’ve mentioned Pain – and there’s been a lot of it to focus on. I’ve had headaches going on for weeks, my recurring gut problem has surfaced again and no painkillers help with either. So I get really, really tired, falling asleep around 2 pm, drag myself around to do just a few things so I don’t get cranky AND depressed. 😉

Here I was thinking I’d do all sorts of clever meditations and evaluations, reconnect with that body and get us all ready to be tuned up. Well, none of that esoteric stuff, I just ended up going to the doctor’s. Further examinations await, in the meantime I just practise nursing unhealth, ponder and accept.

I hope to be back on line for more ramblings about taming the artist’s mind, digging into my own behaviour etc. soon. But right now I think I just need to leave all that difficult stuff on a shelf and do everyday plain things and thinking. When I’m not worrying 😉

My activities are plain too. I can’t get my mind into tapestry gear although I’m participating in a Ravelry challenge, this is as far as I got:

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So it’s repetitive motion, simple designs, clicking the interwebs, reading when my head allows. (it seems to have cleared up for now at least) But it’s a great stash buster, this plain weaving. And if anyone has some advice on linen/linen warp/weft, I’m all ears, because that’s next! I can imagine some stretching and buckling, but how about shrinkage thrown into the equation?

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18 thoughts on “Working with keywords

  1. Ku’ du så komme igang med den FODMAP-diæt. Det skader i hvert fald ikke, og hvis det hjælper, er det bare lykken.
    Vævning. Det er superflot. Der sendes mange misundelige blikke herfra, hvor den udvidede børnevæv – med hele 80 “pladser” til trendtræde er kommet på overarbejde. Det ser efterhånden ud til at selve vævningen faktisk er den mindste, omend den sjoveste del af det hele med opsætning og trending … til en start og så hele efterbehandlingen. Ja, jeg har været på biblioteket og låne et par bøger. Selv om de fleste handler om skaftevæve, så er der en del om rammevæve også. Det, du har vævet, ser altså ualmindeligt tiltalende ud. Jeg slår ørerne til, hvis du får noget om hør. For det er det eneste jeg har til at væve af.

    1. Jamen jeg kører stortset allerede en lignende diæt, ingen hvede, mælk m.m. Det skulle kun lige være, hvis der er noget fy på grønsagslisten jeg har overset.

      Jeg lover at kigge på det med hør – eller også går jeg bare i gang og rapporterer om mine erfaringer!

      1. Der er masser af fy i grøntsagsgruppen. Løg, kål og svampe af alle arter for bare at nævne de oplagte. Æbler og blommer og co. i frugterne er også storsyndere.

        Glæder mig til at følge dine væveerfaringer. Hvis ikke du har været der, ser denne side – især “væveteori” – spændende ud: http://www.garntex.dk/

        1. Jeg tog lige et hurtigt kig på din side, og jeg kan se at jeg kan prøve at fjerne løg, rug og æbler (hvad så med al min hjemmelavede æblemos til havregrøden, wuaaaa!!!!) Damn – og kirsebær??!!

          Jeg ville ønske der var en liste med plus og minus, bom, færdig, ikke al den sniksnak jeg finder på diverse sider, hvor man skal sidde og stykke listen sammen selv af flere artikler.

          1. Øv, stakkels dig. Ja man må være kreativ. Jeg levede ret meget af ris, æg, bananer og hjemmebagte havregrynskiks i starten. Men det bliver nemmere med tiden. Jeg må også indrømme at æbler og svampe er det værste. Der findes selvfølgelig plus- og minuslister, men man er bnødt til at revidere temmelig meget i dem undervejs. Jeg har sendt dig et eksempel.

  2. Hope you are feeling better soon. Good luck with the weaving, I usually find it therapeutic. I have used a linen warp as my big loom was warped with it when I bought it (2nd hand) and found no problems. I haven’t used a linen weft yet so can’t comment.

    1. I just pulled that blue project off the loom, hemstitched and all. (ok, I think I botched the one at the beginning). I’m really excited about it, the drape was great, now it’s taking a bath. Will be interesting to see how much it’s shrunk, ideally it could have been just 5 cm longer!

  3. Just keep on going, and trust that things can get better! ( I know, I know, I have serious trust issues on that front myself, but we have to believe that, don’t we!)

    I hope your doctor was supportive and constructive.

  4. 🙁 – I hope the doctor can pinpoint the causes and that you’re feeling better and amazing soon. As for the linen thing, no advice because I honestly don’t know what you are talking about…! But the work looks beautiful. I’ve dabbled in weaving and even though it looks like you may have no gotten far in the tapestry, I remember it taking ages for anything to develop.. that’s a lot of work there. Wishing you health and vitality and rest.

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