I’m writing this in the Atlanta airport on the way home, waiting for the prednisone to kick in and trying desperately NOT to scratch the poison ivy until it does. (Yeah, go ahead and laugh. I’ll be right there when it happens to you. 🙂 ) I have no idea how it spread so far so fast – but I have seven or eight patches on my arms, three or four patches on my face (including one eyelid, which is now peeling), five or six small patches on my back, a HUGE patch on my butt (must have gotten that from my hair as I was stepping into the shower), and let’s not talk about my neck and upper chest! I’ve even got more unlikely patches, like on top of my right ear. I mean, who gets poison ivy on the top of their ear?? And, dammit, I DID wash thoroughly (very thoroughly) as soon as I got out.
Next time, I get someone else to dig up the sassafras. I had absolutely no idea I was so sensitive to the stuff!
*ahem* Okay, back to fiber.
I finished the fifth bobbin lace exercise yesterday, and am now starting to feel comfortable moving bobbins around and reading diagrams. With a bit more practice – say, a week or two of dedicated effort – I think I could start developing some of my own designs. Not sure I want to put in the effort though, since it would be a distraction from the dress and the web redesign. Oh, for a few more hours in the day!
The plan when I get back is to go back to working on the sample, which I am hoping to get beamed and threaded by Tuesday afternoon. At the same time I would like to get the second muslin for the foundation of the dress put together. After that, we’ll see what I have time for…somewhere in there I also need to write my article for Weavezine!
Anyway, will post a photo of the lace when I get home, in a few hours. Meanwhile…must…not…scratch!!!