I’m Vicki and welcome!
To start off, I wanted something to do, and needed a medium to vent; a chance to unload, so I’ve started this blog thing. I am aiming to post more, and with more Interesting content instead of just little posts. I really do like to make things rather than buy them when I can. I might even post about what I learn making this quilt. I can’t keep talking to Clutch, he is looking at me funny now. He’s the puggle, so cute! Actually, he is the King around here.
This is why I need to vent: I’ve been pent-up and ‘broken’ since May 2009.
I have P.O.T.S. It’s a form of Dysautonomia.
In a nutshell, my nervous system is screwed up. I stand up, my heart rate jumps to 130+ instantly. My body cannot regulate like a ‘normal’ persons. I cannot be out in the humid/hot weather (I can’t breathe right in it ) So, on really bad days, I retire to the recliner. It feels so much better when I’m lying down and in the AC on hot/humid days.
So here I sit, (feet up) within these four walls, knitting away. Oh, did I mention I knit? Well, I do. I also spin, weave, sew and now quilt. It is keeping me sane being sick. I hate the word ‘sick’. I like ‘broken’ better, because one day, fingers and toes crossed, I will mend.
Besides knitting, I just took up Quilting, I spin, weave and sew. I’m also a video game junkie (when my symptoms aren’t too bad). I also have food allergies, so I’m constantly twisting recipes around.
I have designed a sock knitting pattern that is available on Ravelry, Craftsy & Knit Picks. (Blue Day Socks). Some day I will finish the second pattern I started.
I live with my fiance and King Clutch the Puggle, in NH. We just had our 9 year anniversary and became engaged, in February. He has been really great through all of this P.O.T.S. shit. It took us so long to find each other, I have to get better. I will get better! Damn it!!!