Knitting is very conducive to thought. It is nice to knit a while, put down the needles, write a while, then take up the sock again.
~Dorothy Day

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Damn, damn, damn

I have been sitting here off and on all day trying to get the body of my February Lady finished. While I can proudly report that I am almost done with the body portion and after trying it on, it fits perfect....I found a flaw. Now I have to figure out how to work the border backwards, with out messing up my color work. Can't even begin to explain the disappointment with this. It wasn't like I got screwed up in the lace pattern or anything, no, it was in the simple knit border! If I wouldn't have screwed up, the body could easily be completed this weekend. But now I have to put it on hold and wait until Tuesday and beg my girls for some help. Guess that gives me an excuse to pick up Heroine....

Thankfully that was the only thing that sucked today. I got my promised pancake breakfast from J, by way of Rib Ranch. I swear, they have the best coffee and breakfast around here...we make damn sure to go EVERY weekend. Afterward, we made our way to some stores and put a major dent in our bank accounts. Too bad it was on groceries and household things, nothing to fun to report there. I did make my way over to TWNY to see the new expanded section. It rocks, simple as that. Debbi now has the old shop for nothing but yarn and what nots, and the new section (the old jewelry store) is nothing but a huge sitting area for classes, dying, and knit night!

Friday, April 10, 2009

Funk, I got rid of it

Man, I have been in a serious funk fog for the past month or so. Until this week, I haven't even picked up my needles, barely went to the gym, or get my ass off the couch. Well, that finally changed. After weeks of pussing out on my girls, I finally joined them on Tuesday night for some much needed, and way over due, girls night at TWNY. As always, I enjoyed every minute of it, and even felt like kicking myself in the ass for not going this past month. Once I found myself at home, I decided it was do or die time on my knitting. So I picked up my needles and dove into the lace portion of February Lady. I am pleased to say that I missed this. I missed how relaxing knitting could be. Since then, I have easily added a few inches, but have many more to do. I also have the Heroine jacket on hold; however, I only have to finish up the sleeves and then I can sew it together and take it up to Susan's farm to get felted. I have high hopes that I will finish both projects pretty soon. I have also promised myself not to start any other project and not to promise anyone anything.

Life has treated me well in the past few weeks, with nothing to exciting to report. Except the occasional visit of family members that have come through my revolving front door. From my dad and stepmother, to my cousin and her baby. I have to say, I enjoyed each visit, but was happy to see each one leave. My step moms cancer has not beaten her down any and this pleases me...that women is a serious fighter. Her optimism and determination don't surprise me, but inspire me. I hope that if something every that devastating happens to me, that I will have the same will power to meet it head on. I actually worry more for my father, you could see the hurt and sadness in his eyes. She is his whole world and he would be lost without her.

Since I have a wedding to attend in June (on the beach), I have challenged myself to lose some weight...or at least tone up some. So, I have been hitting the gym up again, after a 3 week hiatus. I think I might have pushed myself too hard, but I keep telling myself that it is all worth it. I have lost a few pounds, but I am not sure if it is the gym, the diet, or the meds...or a combo, but hell, I'll take it.