Saturday, September 30, 2006

Cross post

I'm better and left the hospital this morning. The trip to Walgreens sucked, but it would have been worse without pain pills. Hehe! As aergern stated, the surgeon is pretty sure it isn't cancer, but official tests results come back late next week.

They did give me a cool travel mug, and I got leg massages. Glad to be out, even if my throat does say "YES" on it and I can't get the damn marker off. The staff was really awesome, I'm so glad. Also, my loving husband bought me pizza for dinner. Hey, I don't think I can eat nachos for a few days, so this was the best choice dammit!

Do you know how hard it is to knit with a numb thumb? Sheesh. I think that some of the numbing agent for the IV hit a nerve or something. Boo!

Now for another nap.

Friday, September 29, 2006

Psst, it's done!

I finished just a few mintues ago. Now I need to hop in the shower and pack for my sleepover. Thanks everyone for the well wishes, I'll try to get some photos up soon, but no guarantees!

ps: I'm hungry!

pps: I'm thirsty!!


Wednesday, September 27, 2006

I'm usually organized

So this morning I tore apart my office. Well, not really, but I moved a lot of crap to see where a damn book went to. I'm missing my Knit Socks! book. I love that little sock shaped book! It has some keen patterns in it, and I wanted to use a basic pattern I've used before to make me a pair of fixation anklets (so I didn't have to figure out a pattern while drugged up). I guess I'm not making anklets, since I'm waaayy too lazy to write something out before surgery, and I'm smart and don't trust myself while I'm hopped up on drugs. Maybe I'll start that kaleidoscope afghan.

I need step by step for this weekend ;)

Things are looking good on the SKB. I have 2 more lace repeats on the final sleeve, then I'm off of the bicep and moving on down. It all depends on how long errands (and the extra large dinner I have planned) take on Thursday, but then again my surgery isn't until LATE afternoon on Friday, and I'll need something to occupy myself from not eating for 13 hours. Or drinking. This is my personal version of hell people. I eat every 2-3 hours, and I drink water constantly!

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

I don't think I'm going to make it.

So, I don't think I'm going to finish my sweater by Friday. There is still hope, but I'm doubting it. I went to bed at 6:30pm last night and slept till 7:30. Our cat has been howling all night for the past little while (no, she's fixed) and then my husband yells and then I'm awake and exhausted. So, last night I caught some sleep (yes, she howled last night but I took care of her with cuddles) and didn't knit one bit. I have 2 inches before my final 10 rows and then a whole sleeve.

I guess it was stupid to expect to finish my sweater before surgery. You know, so I could model it. There is no way in hell I'm doing that with a big gaping wound in my neck. I do have some excellent photoshop skills, but I probably won't be up to it.

Okay, and I had it on, and I don't like the neckline. It calls for 15 rows of purl ridges. That is 3 ridges. Everywhere else has 2. I don't want to take it out though since I sewed it down pretty darn fiercly. And it is kinda big. WTH! So, I haven't even been motivated to finish it. UGH.

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

I'm getting there!

So I'm done with the body. I need 2 sleeves and the neckline done. You can't really notice the beading, but I swear it is there. I'm really liking this one.

I hope to have it done before I go in the hospital on the 29th. That way I don't have to think about finishing it up after surgery. Yes, I'm having surgery. I have some nodules on my thyroid that are quite big, and they can't seem to figure out if they are cancerous or not. SO, I decided to have it all out and be done with it. I should be fine. If I have a big scar, my husband has promised me a pretty tattoo. I might be incommunicado for awhile, as I'll probably want to sleep a lot.

So I have a lot of knitting to get done. Oh, and work too. Ugh.

Monday, September 11, 2006


Just as I told the group I was going to go to knitting, my loving husband dumped a whole glass of green tea iced tea all over my knitting. He saved everything BEFORE of course picking up my knitting. The only saving grace was that it was unsweet. Oh, and my knitting is black.

Thanks. That free Patternworks catalogue really needed saving before my damn soy silk that you paid for buddy!

So I tried to wring it out and put it infront of the fan. Let me tell you, it is uncomfortable to knit soy silk when it is damp and you are using needles that are too small for the gauge (the lace bit calls for smaller needles).

I did it though. Because this wasn't going to break me dammit. I got 1 repeat done and then just gave up. Things go so slowly when beading. And counting. And trying to wring out your knitting.

So hopefully sometime early this week I will be done with the lace and move on to the bottom of the sweater. I'm looking forward to dry knitting.

Friday, September 08, 2006


I'm adding beads to the lace, as opposed to some of that crazy carry-along yarn being used. As my loving husband put it, I'd look like Charro (and not in a good way)with some of that crazy stuff. So I took the middle road. Some simple seed beads spaced nicely to dress it up a bit. Not plain, and not insane.

I think.

Anyway, it calls for double counting, but it kinda works well with keeping the lace on track. Even if it does make things slower. So I have 1 repeat done, and need a ton more. This thing isn't going to grow quickly. I'm sure I'll be working on the beading still at knitting on Sunday.

Yes, I'm planning on going. I even tried to move plans for the Clayton Art Festival to Saturday. The next week is Rob Zombie so I will be missing knitting that day since we're planning on hanging out with friends beforehand. And I need to figure out what kids wear to concerts these days ;)

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Progress Photo!

See? I do knit. Sometimes. Okay, maybe I posted this to just sneak in a photo of Raven. Heh. She's so cute!! I'm about 5 rows from starting the lace. Fun stuff.

Punk Rock Gift Exchange Questionaire

1) How long have you been spinning/Knitting/Crocheting? Many moons.
2) Do you consider yourself a beginner, novice, or experienced Yarn Artist? Experienced.
3) What type of fibers have you worked with? Lots of them, from acrylic to silk.
4) What types are you dying to try? Sea Silk!!
5) Are you allergic to anything, (Fibers, Food, Smells that make you want to puke, etc.)? WOOL and Lanolin (I'm allergic to the fiber and the lanolin, please don’t send me any)
6) Do you have any Disorders, ex: Diabetes? I'm a vegetarian. My husband considers that a disorder.
7) What is your Favorite Time/Style period, ex: Romatic, Grecian,Metal, Goth,etc? Casual gothic.
8) What fibers do you dislike? Wool. It is the spawn of satan.
9) Name some of your favorite Artist, Movie wise, Television if you watch it ex: I heart Keanu, some things cant be helped, and Rachel loves Mike Ness !? Er, this is a weird question. My favourite artist is Tissot. I watch a lot of TV, I’d say my new favourite is the new Doctor Who.
10) Whos your favorite Character ex: Jack or Cpt Jack? Um, Daleks! Exterminate!
11) Do you prefer natural colored fibers, or handpainted/dyed fiber? No preference.
12) What are you favorite colors? Black and blue. Purple kicks some butt too.
13) What colors do you dislike? Pastels, brown and yellow. In that order.
14) What projects are you currently working on? Simple Knitted Bodice.
15) Do you have a wishlist? Yes, on amazon and froogle.
16) Do you have any other favorite hobbies? I’m sticking to knitting these days.
17) When your birthday? November 14th.
18) What is your favorite food, candy, scents that you love!! Etc.? Chocolate. Japanese candies, gummy worms. Scents? Lately it has been Blackberry Sage and Peach (I own a soap company)
19) Are you pierced at all? Any tattoos? Can you/would you wear jewelry that isn’t real? I’m allergic to metals so no more piercings for me. I have a full back tattoo (peacock wings). I can wear necklaces and such, but earrings are a bad scene.
20) What do you like Culturally, ex: Celtic, African, Devil Worshiping, Kidding!? The Norse.
21) What do you use to store your needles/hooks in? Pretty darn cool needle holders my earlier SP's got me.
22) What kind of music do you like? Can your computer/stereo play MP3s? (if your buddy wants to make you a CD) 80s retro gothy stuff. Yep, MP3s are great!
23) What's your favorite season and why? Summer. Because it is nice and hot!
24) What season do you abhor? Winter, because I turn blue.
25) How about Sports, any that you just cant get enough of or do they make you throw up in your mouth just a little? I've been playing tennis. Okay, if only to get a cute black tennis outfit and bounce around like a dork. I'm pretty bad. I also like Ultimate Fighting, but er, not to participate in. That would hurt.
26) What is your family situation Do you live alone? I live with my husband, bunny and kitty. My brother is currently living with me as well.
27) Do you have any pets? Said bunny (raven) and kitty (bella)
28) Do you like handmade gifts? Of course!
29) What’s your favorite thing to make, knit/crochet or other craft wise? Gifts that are appreciated. Or clothing for myself. I really like to make plush animals though.
30) Do you prefer straight or circular needles? Circular. I don't use straight at all.
31) Do you own a yarn winder and/or swift? Yes, and I love them both.
32) Tell us how you learned to knit/crochet? My grandmother taught me when I was 3. I gave it up for a long time though.
33) Do you enjoy getting helpful hints from others or does it just piss you off? I ignore the rude ones. I guess I like people being helpful. Especially if I ask for help.
34) How old is your oldest UFO? A little over a month. I only work on 1 thing at a time.
35) Is there anything that you collect? Bunnies.
36) Any books, yarns, needles or patterns out there you are dying to get your hands on? Barbara Walker Treasuries, One Skein, Older Rebecca and Rowan (I only have #39? for Rowan) magazines.
37) What knitting magazine subscriptions do you have if any? I don't have any I pick up Rebecca when it comes out and others if they look okay after browsing.
38) Are there any new techniques you'd like to learn? Not planning on any, but when they come up I try to tackle them.
39) Do you enjoy knitting socks? How big are yer boats (feet)? Yep, but not with wool. My feet are a size 10.
40) When is your birthday? (mm/dd) November 14th!