Thursday, May 19, 2011

Better Living Through Chemistry

Another example of how light values dilute (above) and darker values (below) intensify their neighbouring colours.....the light yarn is a pale heathered blue, the darker colour a very deep navy - almost black

Well, what they say is true - it is much easier to prevent nausea than get rid of it once it develops.  After medicating myself thoroughly last night I can say that while I'm not feeling completely myself, I don't feel nasty.

They also recommend light exercise - the usual recommendation is walking.  Well, my walking is being done on the treadles of my loom, so to speak.  :)  So far I've woven two shawls today and feel well enough that I could probably do one more but instead of weaving I think I'll work on spooling the next warp yarns and try to tackle some of that mountain range of fringe twisting.

The weaving is the easy part for me.  It's getting the finishing done, especially dealing with the fringes, that bogs me down.  Which is why I used to look for fringe twisting elves, but right now I really can't afford to hire someone else to do something that I can do, just that I prefer not to do. 

I've taped a bunch of tv shows and will use them to entice me to settle down and get going on the twisting.  It's not the sort of job that I like to do in company with others as I count how many twists I put in each bout, which sort of interferes with conversation.

Currently reading Frostbitten by Kelley Armstrong


Janet said...

Have you tried listening to audiobooks? I know you prefer the printed-on-paper variety but they're awfully awkward while weaving or doing anything with your hands, which is when audiobooks really shine. Better even than TV 'cause you don't need to look up!

I'm currently listening to A Red Herring Without Mustard, the third Flavia de Luce novel by Alan Bradley. They're all available through the library on Overdrive and I recommend them heartily!

Glad you're feeling not-too-bad. Hope that continues and that your mountain of fringe twisting dwindles quickly!

Laura said...

I used to listen to audio books all the time while weaving but then it wasn't working anymore so now I just listen to music. For fringe twisting, it's a good thing to look up every once in a while. :)

ps - just finished the 2nd Flavia and have #3 on reserve

Sandra Rude said...

What a perfect example of the effect of changing weft colors! And I'm glad you're not feeling quite so rotten after this round of treatment. Take care!

marie said...

I first read that as " better weaving through chemistry".

Laura said...

Yes, I am feeling better this time now that I have a better understanding of how to medicate. And 'better weaving through chemistry' works, too. :^)
off to wind skeins onto spools for next warp....

Anonymous said...

Great post title and a great result with the medication. Long may it continue. I like films for fringe twisting, but they have to be easy ones (musicals are brilliant) - no arty cinema with subtitles which need all my concentration!

Rhonda from Baddeck said...

I'm so glad you've solved the medication puzzle to avoid the nausea. In this case, "stoic" isn't worth the cost -- fight chemistry with chemistry. And I know that the exercise you get from weaving is better than many people get at the gym!

Laura said...

Stoic I'm not. :} If all it takes to feel better is take a handful of pills, I'm there! :D

And I enjoy musicals, too, but tv shows work as well. :)


Sherri Woodard Coffey said...

I didn't know that about nausea, only heard about staying ahead of pain.
I'm the same way about the finishing. Would love to find someone for that.
Glad you're able to weave. Guess it's therapy for all kinds of needs.