Tuesday, 7 September 2010

Reporting In

Okay, so it has been a long time since I blogged, but I am still in the land of the living (just). I have been weaned off one of my medications and had a new one to replace it so I started to feel really low while the transition was taking place. One unwanted side effect has been that I get very giddy when I stand up so I now have to make sure that I have something to hang on to when I stand. It doesn't happen all the time, and because I am aware of it possibly happening I tend to be really careful.

My socks were submitted with one day to spare, but as I thought that I might have to make a special journey up to the shop on deadline day because of the problems that I was encountering translating the pattern onto the computer, being able to drop them off on a knitting group day was great. My pattern told the story of how I came to create the design and had various examples of the variations that could be achieved by adapting the pattern as well as the actual competition pair.

I'm going to cheat a little and give you a look at the finished socks. The competition is going to be judged at the Iknit Weekender which takes place this coming Friday and Saturday, so keep your fingers crossed for me.The photograph was taken before I had pressed the socks so it's not perfect but if you click on the image it should enable you to see it in a larger format and hopefully you will get a better idea of how the finished product looked.

I have been doing a lot of knitting over the last couple of months, it being one of the few things that I can manage in my depressed state. Photographs have yet to be taken but once they are on my computer I will add them to the blog.

8 comments:

NOS said...

Those socks look great! You're clearly very talented.

Take care of yourself while changing meds (and in general). I know that can be really tough. I'm thinking of you.

Wishing you well,
NOS

steph said...

Good to hear from you again.

Those socks look very cosy. Fingers and toes crossed for you!

I hope you get the opportunity to go along and enjoy the knitting show yourself.

alhi said...

Hope you're doing Ok and that the housing situation is getting sorted.

Differently Sane said...

Hopefully blogger will allow me to comment on this post, as it wouldn't on the last one.

Just wanted to say that I hope you win - you deserve to with all the effort you've put in, and the photo has merely given further evidence of this.

Take care,
Differently

JaneB said...

Good to hear from you - and fingers crossed for sock success

Lily said...

I've got my fingers crossed for you from all the way in Samoa!

We should go out for a cup of tea when I'm back in a couple of weeks. I've missed our chats and meeting up!

I hope you're ok!

Lily xXx

Ms Leftie said...

Hello MSG, hope you are well. I am trying to pursue my spare time and catch up with people's blogs. It's been too long.

Alison
x

Ms Leftie said...

Nice to hear from you MSG! Those socks look cosy! :p

A x