My wisdom teeth are gone. It wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. It sucked, but the prescription for Vicodin helped me rip out the entire leg of the "Lizard Ridge" sock I knit for David. The short rows made the sock fit his extra wide foot great, but it was slouchy in the ankles, something I can tolerate but David never could.
Sunday, March 30, 2008
I'm getting my wisdom teeth extracted tomorrow morning. They hurt so badly that I'm actually looking forward to it. I don't get to keep the teeth to give to the Tooth Fairy. Besides, a few quarters won't cover the copay--not even close.
David claims I'll be doped up for a few days, so I've been busy stitching and knitting all weekend. I didn't photograph any of it. I'm hoping to have a Blogasm of Finished Bliss next week. We shall see...
I now have my third embroidery floss stash. Moving yarn is a lot like moving books. It's a chore. It's something of a burden. Embroidery supplies are easily replaced when a box is lost or ruined. Somehow embroidery doesn't bring out the hoarding troll in me. Weird.
I leave you with an old picture of me pointing to my jugs. You don't want to know what these jugs are for. Trust me.
Friday, March 28, 2008
Thursday, March 27, 2008
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
Saturday, March 22, 2008
Friday, March 21, 2008
I hate doctors. I hate doctors! I hate doctors. I really, really, really hate doctors. I hate doctors...
I finished some socks. They are awesome. Toe up with flap and gusset heels.
I'd much rather be naked in front of a doctor than cry. Being naked feels less naked than crying.
Yet again, I've cried in front of a doctor. I always end up crying in front of the doctor.
So anyway, I love socks and hate doctors. (Well, doctors are okay, I just hate crying. I've been doing too much of it lately.)
--Someday I must post pictures of finished socks being worn. I swear I wear them. I just can't photograph my own feet.
Thursday, March 20, 2008
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
I've also cast on for some entrelac socks David wanted. I'm much more excited about knitting these than a garter stitch blanket. I'm also embroidering some secret stuff for him that I won't post yet because he actually reads this blog a few times a year.
Saturday, March 15, 2008
...a lot of things.
First...entrelac. I taught myself entrelac because David has requested some entrelac socks and I've noticed that he actually enjoys wearing the socks I have knit for him.
I love this technique. It's really engaging. I don't have to wait for the "fun part" of the knitting, it's all complicated.
I've started working hard on the household items I'll be sending with my husband to Korea. I don't want him to be able to take a shower, lie down for a nap, or get through a work day without being touched by something I've made.
I'm on a washcloth kick right now.
Second...espresso, which I buy in both whole bean and powdered form for many applications in the kitchen. I love the picture of the retro diva on the Bustelo jars and cans.
Lastly...eyes--my best feature. Even though I hate, hate, hate makeup, I never have a "bad eye day" when I feel like my eyes look like crap. Having hazel eyes is fun. You never know which color they'll be. (I even love my glasses.)
Monday, March 10, 2008
Wednesday, March 5, 2008
Tuesday, March 4, 2008
Sunday, March 2, 2008
- Cry less.
- Make quieter huffing/wheezing sound when using inhaler, especially when crying.
- Don't let 6 year olds whizzing past me smell my fear.
- Learn to sob more quietly.
If you look into the ice, you can see my handspun Nordic-inspired ski sweater that I knit last October.