Have you ever had a really bad cold?.. The kind that wouldn't go away?.. For a month? If you haven't then just know that it is a miserable way to spend four weeks. It doesn't really make for good knitting and blogging either. But lucky you I'm as good as new now. Let the party begin.
Thanks to all of you who sent Mia well wishes. She is doing great and feeling so much better. Hearing that she didn't have cancer was such a relief. She's been on antibiotics for weeks now and had more blood work done yesterday. We are hoping her liver infection will be gone and that all that's left to do is wait for her flabby tummy to get covered up with hair again.
Like I mentioned.. being sick doesn't make me want to knit. It actually had me throwing back shots of Nyquil like there was no tomorrow. I was also feeling a little burned out on knitting since the last two socks I started were miserable failures. Apparently the cliche is true.. the third time is a charm...
This sock isn't giving me one bit of grief. I have enjoyed every minute of it so far. In case inquiring minds want to know..
Yarn: Yarn Chef Minestrone in the colorway 'In The Trees'
Pattern: Socks Of Kindness
Needles: Knit Picks Harmony dpns size 1 (2.25mm)
They are a great fun knit and perfect for shaded solid yarn.
I am going to start sharing my yarn purchases again. It was a little out of control for awhile and now it has calmed to a bloggable level. Yesterday I had the first shipment from the 2008 Blue Plate Special from Chewy Spaghetti sitting on my doorstep...
It was a fun package. The yarn is 70% merino/30% silk and feels really nice but is not exactly my favorite colorway. The pattern, Hopscotch, looks really fun though. The sheep measuring tape is too cute and get a load of the fab yarn ball/needles decoration...
There was a little note on it saying it can be hung from a rear view mirror.. good idea. Too bad when I mentioned that to my son he asked if I would take it off when I take him to and from school. I'll just hang it in my craft room where it will be appreciated.
Speaking of clubs.. I decided to drastically reduce the number of sock clubs I'm in. I had been signed up for a whopping 13! Yikes. That's just too many. I have now whittled them down to 6. That doesn't seem so bad. In a couple of months I'll be down to 5. It's not that I don't like the indie dyers but I would prefer to buy yarn from them in the colors I choose since the majority of club shipments I have gotten just didn't work for me. Those of you who know me.. stop shaking your head and laughing., I WILL NOT be in 13 again by the end of the month. I really
On the non-knitting front. I have found out that waffles can be eaten at every meal for days at a time. Seriously. My family loves waffles that much. Yes, we love pancakes that much too, of course! Our waffle obsession was spawned by watching an episode of Good Eats where Alton Brown was making waffles. No, I wasn't the only person in town that didn't own a waffle iron. I just didn't own the kind he was using. So I needed it. I had previously been making Belgian waffles without realizing that my husband liked regular waffles better. So see.. I did need it. I wish I could make up a song to sing about how much I love that thing. I wish I could invite knitters from all over to my house for a waffle party! Maybe that only sounds fun to me. If you have a great waffle recipe let me know!
All of this waffle talk has made me hungry. I must distract myself with some sewing. Yes, sewing. I have as many yards of fabric as I do skeins of sock yarn (actually I have way more fabric than yarn). You'll never guess what I'm going to make. Let the suspense linger but not enough to where you are losing sleep. Lack of sleep could lead to mistakes in your knitting and I don't want to be responsible for that.
*I do not think waffles will cure your cold. Just mine because I have a special bond with waffles that brings healing*