Wednesday, December 10, 2008

My hand is finally better!

I know its been three months almost since I've blogged! I haven't been able to knit at all due to tendonitis. I got a cortisone shot in my hand several weeks ago and it finally helped! I'm able to shuffle cards again too which is nice since I play cards every monday night.

I finished up RayJay's Christmas scarf (pictures later), did some more work on my blanket squares and am now working on a dishcloth I started months ago. It is a picture cloth with the three Easter crosses on it. I'm a little over halfway done.

Now, for the big news. I separated from my husband and couldn't be happier about it actually. I feel like a tremendous weight has been lifted off me. I'm more calm and peaceful now. I moved into a cute little house with all my children and my son's gf. We live right in town which is convenient. We decorated for Christmas and it is so cheery in here.

Anway, guess that's it for now. I'll be blogging and updating my pics and Ravelry too now that I'm knitting again.

I'm out

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Its been a long time

Well, Wal-mart has been keeping me pretty busy as you probably guessed. I have so much to update, it just isn't funny. First off, I've had to quit cashiering and move to the fitting room. I started getting some kind of ligament or something going on in my right hand. Lifting the things across the scanner just strained it too badly. Update of that is, my hand still hurts even tho I'm not cashiering so I have to go to a hand specialist...geez. I had to take a small pay cut in order to go to the fitting room but I actually like it better. So, it all works out. The only drag is the hours. I'm working all nights. I do have some good days off tho. Monday and Thursday nights. Monday is card night with Maggie and Steven and Thursday is Grey's Anatomy (tonight is the season premiere!). Bill hates me working this schedule but I had to do something. Cashiering was really hurting my hand.

Due to the problem with my hand, I haven't really been knitting either. It makes my hand ache afterwards. I've done some work on my sweater but I really need to just bite the bullet and get cracking on it since it is now fall and it is a summer

Now for the newest news. I have developed shingles. In case you don't know, shingles is caused by the dormant chicken pox virus which stays in your nerve endings forever after you have the pox. Stress is the most common factor to bring out shingles. It causes a red blistery rash which is actually not the worst part. The worst part is the nerve pain which goes down my arm into my left hand...*eyeroll* and my left elbow. It is now pretty painful. I'm taking some strong meds to help it go away. Hopefully we caught it early enough like the doctor thinks we did.

So, I know this hasn't been much about knitting, but I did want to catch up any straggling readers I have left on what I've been doing. Hang in there...I haven't thrown in my needles yet!

I'm out

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Wally World

Things have been slammin busy! I started working at Wal-Mart part time and these past two weeks, its been more like full time with training. Am I tired!? You betcha. I'm not used to this. But, I am liking it. I took my sweater to work and left it in my locker so I've been knitting on it during my lunch and breaks. I'm actually getting more done on it than I was at home which is a good thing.

I haven't really been doing much other knitting since I've been cross stitching too. I started teaching a friend at work to knit last night. I'm going to bring her my Knit Cafe video to help her along.

Well, no pics today. And I'm out.


Saturday, June 21, 2008

I'm still alive...and still knitting!

See? I'm still knitting...hehe. I've been so busy with Lexi and VBS and church I've hardly had time to really work on my sweater but here it is. I love how it is looking. I'm very proud of it actually. I'm also still working on Bill's remote holder but it doesn't look much different so I haven't taken any new pics. The crocheting is slow going. I had to rip it all out since I was missing a stitch every row and my scarf kept getting narrower and narrower. LOL.

Here is a pic of my daughter at VBS...she had such a great time and so did I. I volunteered in the craft area as a crafts teacher. Right up my alley eh?

Well it is Saturday and I'm going to try to finish the first ball of yarn on my sweater and start number two today. We're going to watch a movie later so I should get some primo knitting time.

I'm out


Monday, June 2, 2008

Crocheting? Me?

Yup! I am learning to crochet! I am mostly doing it because I want to learn to put edges on things that require such. I don't want to keep being put off by knitting patterns that list a crochet hook in the instructions, ya know?

So, I'm just making a simple little double crochet scarf. I know it isn't much but it will do.

I've been doing a lot on my sweater too. I didn't take a pic of that tho...oops!

My birthday is in three days and I can't wait. I'm going shopping for a new outfit for my party (which is Saturday) tomorrow I hope.

I'm out

Friday, May 16, 2008

Progress and time well spent

I've been working hard on my remote control caddy and my new sweater. In the process, I made a wrist band for my daughter with the yarn from the sweater. She hasn't taken it off since I put it on her. Check out my progress. Tomorrow I'm going shopping for some knitting goodies!
I'm out

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Starting my first sweater!

I finally bought my yarn for my very first sweater! I'm doing a Knitting Pure and Simple pattern called Basic Shell. I can't wait to start it! I actually did my gauge swatch today and it is right on gauge.Yay! I'll post my progress as I go!

I'm out