Tuesday, September 26, 2006

It's Christmas time already!

I decided to start thing about Christmas knitting. I bowed out of Sock Wars because I want to concentrate on gifts. So what do I do? Start a pair of socks, of course!

These are the Dublin Bay socks, knit out of Koigu. I'm not sure who they will go to, but I need to make up my mind soon since I am almost at the foot. I really like this pattern, and I can see myself making more of these!

I also started something for me. I have been waiting to knit this cardigan for a year now. I've had the yarn in my stash for almost as long. I decided that I would really like to wear this to stitches in Feb (is it crazy that I already have a hotel room!. So here is the start of Grace. Now I have never made anything that requires seaming, but finishing this should be a piece of cake, right?

I have something else to show you, but it will have to wait a few more days. It's a surprise for someone :-)

Monday, September 25, 2006

Now that's funny!

Ok, Who got to my blog by search for:

Microwave Baked Potato Pouch Pattern

and is there really such a thing.

that's not as good as the person that came t my blog by searching:

Bamboo smells like Urine

ummmmm, I would love to ask that person a few questions.

I'm working on an actual knitting post for tonight.

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

It's been a long time comin!

I have a FO to show you. I finally finished the socks that I was making for my Sister in Law. Today is her birthday, and she should be receiving these tomorrow or Thursday at the latest. It's perfect timing as the weather in Montana is starting to turn chilly. I'm glad I took these pictures a few day ago, we have been inundated with smoke for about three days now.There is a fire not too far away, far enough that we don't have to worry about it, but close enough that breathing outside is a little hard. Birdsong, are you smoked out too?

Here are the Sister in Law socks. The first socks that I have ever blocked! They really look nice when they are blocked. They are a simple 64 stitch, basic sock. KnitPicks Sock Garden, US 2's. Now tell me WHY they took a year to finish?

Now, maybe I have never blocked socks before because I didn't have the PERFECT sock blockers. I do now! Thanks to Becky at Leggy Creations, I have the perfect blockers. Really. Look. Can you tell that I really like cows? I told her I wanted cow ones, and gave a little direction on the type of cows, and look what she made me!!!! They will have a special place on my wall when they are not in use. I LOVE THEM!

Saturday, September 09, 2006

Mail Call

I really am a lucky gal! My KSKS partner sent me the best, and I mean BEST, gift ever. She made me a Noni Bag!!! ( I can't link because I am not sure which one it is) I love it. I can't tell you how much I love it. She also sent me a big bad of tootsie rolls (now gone), a Fiber Trends pattern, Tootsie roll pens, a tootsie roll bookmark, a tootsie roll note pad, (do you see a theme here?) The Fiber Trends Magic Loop book, a se of DPN's, an Inox needle to try the magic loop, AND Art Yarns sock yarn. Everything, and I mean EVERYTHING, in this package is perfect!!! My partner was Knit Vicious. And the coolest thing is she is local! I hope one day to see her at the LYS, I think she loved the bag she made me as much as I love it! Wanna see it?

Now look at the bag :-)

You want it, don't you.....

My awesome SPA was Rebecca from Socks-For-Mum. She was so awesome with her encouraging notes and letters. This is my final package from her. She also sent me the new Vouge Knitting magazine. I have never been a fan of it but this issue has some great articles and even a few patterns that I may just have to knit.
Rebecca also sent me some bath tea, note pads, and she knit me a dishcloth! The dishcloth is already in use. Greg grabbed it and used it tonight! Nothing nicer than seeing a man do dishes WITH a handknit dishcloth! She also copied a book on CD, Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austin. Now I read a lot, always have. This is one book that I have not read. I am looking forward to listening to it at night while I knit. She said that she didn't send me yarn because she didn't want to tempt me to knit ;-) And she's right, I should be resting my hands. (but I'm not)
Go check out Rebecca's blog. Her socks and pictures are just beautiful!

I do have a FO to share. I finally finished socks that have been on my needles for over a year now. Right now they are blocking on the most beautiful sock blockers that I have ever seen. See, now you can't WAIT for my next post can you?

Friday, September 08, 2006

I just don't want to do this.

No knitting content. No pictures of swaps that I have received. That will come tomorrow. I promise. Really.

Today is for telling you about my trip to the docs. He asked a million questions, gave me an exam, and looked over my blood work. He is almost positive that I have Lupus. He has ordered 16 blood tests. 16!!! He said they will take about 12 vials of blood. As long as they let me lay down I'll be just fine. I go back the first week in October and will know more then. With all the tests they are going to do, he will know more about me that I do!

The whole Lupus thing really hasn't even sunk in. They have started me on meds already. Just the beginner drug, Plaquinal. He thinks it will make me feel much better. I'm a little concerned about the side effects. It could affect my vision. I kind of like to see :-)

I really just feel like I don't want to do all this. I know that sounds so weird. Even m husband thinks I am a little nuts. I don't want to go back to the doc, I don't want the tests, I DON'T WANT TO BE SICK. I have to much to do. I am too busy. I don't have time for this.

It's kind of like asking me if I want pizza for dinner..... No, I don't. Want to be sick with Lupus? Nope, don't want that either. Let's move on.

Really I just want a hug. A long one. And a good cry. I don't want to hear I am going to be fine. I don't want to hear that people have lived full lives with Lupus. I just DON'T WANT IT! I'm mad. I'm sad. And I am scared.

Tomorrow will be all about knitting. Not that much of that has been going on. My damn hand hurts.

And I will give a proper thank you to my SP8...... but really, she was sent to me. really. Her cards and postcards have made me sit and cry. She understands how I feel and is a wonderful person. More tomorrow! With pictures :-)