Monday, May 30, 2016

Yeah, I don't knit. At all. :(

Sadly, I haven't really knitted much in the past year and a half. After the last post about Maddie, I picked up some needles and a pattern and was ready to go.

And then, if you click to my other blogs, Cancer knocked on my door. I haven't really blogged, read and reviewed books, or knit much at all in the last 18 months.

Chemo is about to start up again, so maybe it's about time I finish those adorable bear hoods for my friend and her daughter? Like, seriously...they should've been done in October. /facepalm

I'm down to one furbaby. Last year we lost our two remaining cats, Webbie and Gabby. Heart attack and stroke, respectively. Binky, my shihvanese, is the only one left and she is 13 years old. My heart hurts and twinges from time to time, but we still have Binky!

Hope all is well for whomever reads this. <3 Remember that life is short and you need to embrace the rainy days as well as the sunny days!

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Knitting? What's that?

I have, not one, not two, not three, but FOUR WIPs sitting on needles, all in beginning stages.

Ladies and gentlemen, I have a problem. >.> Just not enough time, etc. Well this is my 2015 resolution: carve out time for ME. That means time for reading, time for blogging, time for knitting, time for exercise, vacation, etc.

2015 is all about ME. Okay, and my niecelette who is due to be born around the end of February. :) I cannot wait to meet her!

In sad news, my darling Maddie, the sweetest little westie in the world, had to be put to sleep on December 7th. After months of medication and treatment, we finally reached that point where we had to do the humane thing as she was suffering.

The grief comes and goes. I was bereft when we took her over. I cuddled her and sang to her all her favorite songs. (I learned that these songs were her favorite by trial and error. As she lost her sight and got older, I would sing her to sleep at bedtime. She'd snuggle in and give a happy little sigh and then start to snore.) I got to hold her as she left this world. I was ugly crying and sobbing, and kissing her head, and still singing as her eyes closed, although my voice was broken. My heart is broken. And then some days I'm okay. And then I swear I see her out of the corner of my eye or I'll see an adorable westie on instagram that reminds me of her, and I'm reduced to a bucket of tears.

They all touch your heart, but some hurt more than others. Last January we said goodbye to my cat Mokie (15 years old) and almost a year later, I had to say goodbye to Maddie, also 15. It sucked.

But I have happy memories to sustain me! And I shall make 2015 all about me and happiness.

Sending out love in the world in Maddie and Mokie's names!

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Knitting a baby dress!

I have too many projects going on. Starting a new job, overbooked myself (pun intended) for the book blog, taking care of my little old westie who has cancer, drowning under bills, you know...usual stuffs. :D

But I have deadlines and things to make. Like that scarf. Or the vest for my mom (I wanted to get it done for next month, but something tells me that ain't happening). Or this stuffed trout thing that I want to make for my dad.

So what did I decide to knit? A lilac baby dress. I'm not pregnant, no. But SOMEONE is. *coughsbitesliphardpromisednottotell*

So I'm making this:

I'm knitting it in Bernat Softee Baby yarn in Soft Lilac. It's super soft and washable and a lovely light light lilac.

Of course...I had moments of

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over and over again. The pattern is really simple and easy to follow long, but for whatever reason, I took one sentence to mean something else and instead of knitting in the established pattern, kept trying to reverse it. D'oh!  Don't ask. I was making dumb mistakes all night. But now it's soaring along and I'm thinking that baby items are nice and tiny and small and maybe I'll keep making those instead until the late February deadline, eh?


I got the yarn from, which was nicely discounted, but with a new job comes new yarn affordability! I think I might limit myself, however, until I finish these three or four projects first!

I am quite excited to be knitting. Quite excited for SOMEONE's baby girl to be born. And generally just happy happy lately. :D

What are you up to? What are you reading? What are you knitting? Anyone? Anyone?