Saturday, April 05, 2008

Article: Sheep Shearers

The New York Times has an interesting article about sheep shearing in its online edition today. I'm not sure how long the articles are available for free before entering the NY Times archives, so check it out soon!

I did a fair amount of knitting on a new lace wrap this week, but I think I am going to frog it and start a different pattern instead. I'm not sure if I like the pattern I am currently using. So it's sitting on my couch while I try to decide. I hate ripping. But I don't want to continue working on this if I am only going to decide to rip later. So instead I'll let it sit while I contemplate.

I had a lot of knitting time this week cause G was in the hospital for three nights! He had throat surgery to remove his tonsils plus a bunch of other tissue and the uvlea (which is a word I can hardly say, much less spell ... that thing that hangs down in the back of your mouth) last week and starting bleeding early Sunday morning so we headed to the ER. I thought they'd fix him up and end him home, but they admitted him instead for three nights. I was so glad to get him home on Wed. I suppose it was good that the doctors were being cautious in keeping him there, but at the same time the hospital, so dry and hot and uncomfortable, is not a good place to recover. And he couldn't eat anything for a couple of days so he came home all week and tired. But he's so much better today. He's able to speak w/o as much pain (a female coworker told him that having her tonsils out was about as painful as childbirth ... I know he was in a lot of pain for several days. I am not trying to belittle that ... but I think my chatty husband's inability to speak for a few days was also difficult for him to swallow, pardon the awful pun.)

Today we are going to chill at home and play games and just relax. We both need a nice, calm day.

I think I will rip that shawl.