This is a self-portrait from Meez.com. You’ve probably seen it on other blogs, as there is a knitting animation that you can have your virtual self doing 🙂 This is pretty close to accurate, but of course all avatars look better than the real thing! Here you see me dressed as usual in a t shirt and pyjama pants in a terribly messy room. I’m not usually in the chair in the apartment (in fact never, there isn’t room here), but they didn’t have an option for canes or crutches or my usual of leaning on the walls as I slink around… Usually if it’s less than 20 meters I don’t bother with a cane, so that can confuse some people who see me walking “normally” (like at my felting course this weekend which was in a small place) and then hear me talk about using a wheelchair.
In other news, I have found a new charity to knit for (after I get caught up on the projects already on the go). It’s pretty near to my heart as it serves people with neuroendoimmune disorders including fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue and multiple chemical sensitivity. (I have two of those for sure, maybe on the middle one.) Anyway, having been the person begging for warm hats a few years ago (when I first had to give up having hair) I feel it’s the perfect place to give back. P.A.N.D.O.R.A. is the organization, but I couldn’t find their request for knitted items on their website, only on their page on Liom Brand Yarns’ charity finder.
OK typing this has killed my fingers so I guess they need more rest. I’ll try to write up about the felting course tomorrow, achy fingers crossed! 🙂