So here's my Bruce in his private hospital room and his private 'spa' bathroom in behind. He was the first occupant of a brand new $15,000.00 special gel bed that shifts to balance the pressure points every time you move. They placed him in this room as his older medical file kept coming up showing him as MRSA positive, but they finally cleared that off the file with a negative test. He got to keep the room as no one more deserving needed it.
He's smiling as he's been told he can go home and we are waiting for the paperwork to be done and the IV to be disconnected. He's not been 100% since we got back from our trip and finally normal treatments for his diverticular disease just weren't working. They admitted him and gave him the "special" IV antibiotics that they save for times like this. He will be going back in sometime in January under better circumstances and having an operation to resolve this.
So my days of driving to and fro have come to an end and we will now slowly get back to normal around here! (emphasis on slowly) I guess I don't need to tell you that there has been no weaving going on around here but I plan to make a fresh start again tomorrow.
This is as far as I got:
I'm weaving two shawls using the same draft and colour schemes as the previous scarf project I wove back in July and August. They were stunning and sold right away...and I'm down to only one shawl in my inventory!
I have also made a decision to sell my big 12 shaft/ 16 treadle 45" Woolhouse Tools Gertrude Loom and so will be building up a list of its components and formulating a price. I'm not in a position for doing shipping / freight so it would have to be picked up here on Vancouver Island. I do recommend the new owner actually comes and dismantles it here with me so they have a better understanding of how it will go together at the end of its journey. More on this to come.
In the mean time if you have a serious interest, email me at weever at shaw dot ca (remove the spaces and put the right symbols in.
Why am I doing this? Well, I can get joint replacement surgery for my knee and last hip and even my foot in time and still carry on weaving in time, but my lower back is the way it is and there's no surgery to fix that.
Weaving with this loom aggravates it. Trust me, if this wasn't the case, I'd be keeping it!
I have been weaving almost exclusively on my Louet Spring and I guess its time to get friendly with the Megado and "make nice". I'm coming to terms with my limitations, and I plan to keep weaving!