Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Yarning Along

With the Big Square Baby Blanket done, I am going to start on my next woolie project: a scarf for my acupuncturist, Silvio Andrade, a practitioner of Classical Five Element Acupuncture.

I had been having terrible aches in my shoulder and upper arm.  It was basically a super strain.  The type that was beyond "muscle pull", and well into "ligament damage".  It became so bad I couldn't carry on with daily chores.  Hell, I couldn't even fasten up my bra without wincing in pain.  It was that bad. :S

Well, to cut a long story short, I am all better now.  All thanks to Silvio.  For 6 weekly sessions, I had needles up my spine, in my ankles, wrists, and arms (thankfully, no, not all at one time O_O).  And contrary to popular belief, acupuncture does hurt.

And at each session, Silvio was the perfect listener and counsellor, offering little nuggets of wisdom for every dilemma, confusion, worry and doubt I had.  From my having second thoughts about MAYA & RUHI's Spitalfield's gig, to being true to my Self as an artist.  From realising my sense of self-worth as a wife and mother, to admitting the fact that I drink far too little water a day (which is seriously bad.  Coz all I ever drink is coffee or decaf coffee. Tsk tsk...).  So all our sessions are filled with meaningful chit-chat, punctuated with "OK Pearl, needle in..."/ "OUCH!!".

Anyway, I am now able to cook without cutting corners, carry reasonable amount of grocery back from the supermarket, and vacuum almost all of the house at one go!  I am so happy. :)

So this is a scarf for Silvio.  No, I haven't quite started, as you can see.  But the intention is all set.  And I wanted to show off the yarn's lovely colorway.  This is Bouvardia by Moda Vera, color 104-07. For my lack of knitting skills, I thought this gorgeous colorway would make the scarf look quite fab.  I'm only good with garter-stitch scarves, you see. ;)

And I am reading "The Cat's Table" by Michael Ondaatje.  So far so good - I'm about a quarter though.  A lyrical little story written in the first person of an 11-year-old boy.  Reminds me a bit of "The Life of Pi" by Yann Martel.  I like it. :)

 with Ginny at Small Things.


  1. I feel very guilty drinking yet another cup of coffee while reading this. I will have water next! I think the yarn will make a lovely gift to a women who sounds like a lovely listener.

  2. oh dear, i am glad to hear your pain is leaving. i am having the same problem and am in physical therapy, praying it isn't a tear in the rotator cuff. and i agree, acupunture does hurt!
    your yarn is beautiful and i like your intention, garter stitch is my favorite!

  3. Hi Pearl! Lovely colours on your yarn and the book you're reading looks very interesting - I will have to look it up and check it out.

    Hope you feel better soon after acupuncture.

    Thanks for stopping by at mine - catch you soon :)

    Happy knitting!