Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Well, Umm... Err.......

Yeah, over a month ago I said I'd get back to weekly blogging. Uh oh, I think my pants are on fire!!

I didn't anticipate how insane things were going to be throughout September and now October. Well, September was crazy-busy. October has been sickness, financial woes (yeah, I know... same for so many) followed by more sickness. Large families can bring so much joy, but they are also disease incubators of enormous proportions! You can't ever have everyone sick at once and then over it. It has to go from one to the other to the other until it gets back to the first kid who had it to start all over. And, of course, Mom is sick from Fall through Spring, always hovering on the brink of "feeling somewhat icky but not quite dead yet" because she doesn't usually get the luxury of laying around getting taken care of. Ahh... I remember childhood days of being sick.... propped on the couch with a pillow and blanket surrounded by crayons and coloring books and stuffed animals while watching cartoons and game shows. "Come on down!".... but I digress... back to knititng....

I am still in the Traveling Scarf loop. I'm now in 8 groups! The real irony is that I don't generally wear a scarf. When I do wear one, I almost always go for my favorite hooded ACRYLIC scarf that I got for Christmas about 15 years ago. LOL! And I'm the yarn snob who doesn't want acrylic in any of her scarves. Go figure. :)

SP12 was mostly an awesome experience. I had a great time spoiling Anita O. It was easy because I knew her from so many other swaps and we have so much in common (large families, Christian, etc). But my spoiler (that I wrote so glowingly of in the post about her one package) ended up dropping of the face of the earth. :( My wonderful moderator, Cecily, is rescuing me with an angel package though, so all is not dark. :) I still would have preferred if my original spoiler hadn't gone AWOL. This hasn't deterred me from Secret Pal swaps though. Unfortunately, SP13 is taking place right away and I can't swing that with Christmas almost upon us. I'll keep my eyes open for SP14 and see what the situation is when that time comes. :)

I've been recently obsessed with knitting lace shawls. I haven't actually completed one (well, I did do a nice Simple Yarn Over Shawl in worsted weight, but I'm talking fingering and lace weight yarn shawls) yet, but I love them. I have the Goddess Knits Anniversary Shawl on the needles along with MS10, HMS08 and the Swallowtail Shawl. I've also signed up for the Winter Mystery Shawl Along.

I'm knitting the Titania sweater for myself, too.

I'll try to get some pics posted soon. I'll also come back soon and put in links to some of the stuff I'm talking about. :)

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Pegi said...

So what do you do in your spare time??? HA! :-}}

Anita O said...

Ahh, the sickness has reached you too. this last round so far, only I got it, thank goodness. We are dealing with runny noses and congestion, but after 2 days, I'm good! Yay!!

Funny how you get into stuff you don't even use, LOL. I don't wear scarves or fingerless mitts, but I love to make them!

Way to go on the shawls. I still can't find a reason to make one, so I've resisted so far (except for my crocheted acrylic granny shawl that keeps me warm!)

Can't wait to see pics.