Thanks to all for your prayers and thoughts about my mama. She called me this week w/ crazy but better news: turns out she didn’t have cancer after all. that lump on her thyroid was pre-cancerous…and that’s why they decided to take it out of her. she doesn’t need any kind of radiation, chemo, oral medication for the cancer. Thank goodness. she does have to take thyroid medication for the rest of her life…which she is fine with. i was mad when she first told me that the thyroid was removed from her for “no reason”. but i am forever grateful she doesn’t have cancer.
This has been a semi-weird week. I caught another cold or something….i dunno. Coughing like crazy. it’s been…ugh. kind of painful…so i haven’t been knittng as usual. not knitting at night when i get home, etc. hehehe. but i think i’m getting better. My throat is still hurting…but oh well.
I had issues w/ the ONline Linie yarn. I didn’t like knitting with it as much as i thought i would. It’s too…wimpy. the fabric wasn’t really dense. I started this pattern on size 8’s like it called for…it came out HUGE…big enough for My head. And i did the picot edging….no good. You couldn’t tell on that fuzzy yarn that it was a picot cast-on. so i gave up on it and just did a normal long-tail cast-on and then did a 4 row seed stitch border to avoid any rolling. anyway…because the fabric was sooo …loose and not nice, i switched to size 7’s. that didn’t help much either…but at least the sizing was right. I don’t know what was wrong. I got gauge w/ the us8 needles…but for some reason when i started the hat..it was just so airy. anyway..i had my doubts about this pattern…esp w/ the ears since they are so floopy. and i had problems making the ears at first b/c i’m completely illiterate and can’t read pattern directions. The cough is spreading to my brain.
but i DID love the Classic Elite Four Seasons. Lately I’ve had a serious preference to smooth yarns. I love the look of the stitches. Fuzzy yarn is starting to frustrate me. hahaha.
Still slowly working on my socks…and i finsihed the robot knitting part. I just need to block and seam…and ta-da. the new bot will be done! maybe i should block tonight and make Bot-Gurl give me a lesson in mattress stitch tomorrow…..
Speaking of Bot-Gurl….she finished a baby sweater and brought it in for us all to see. She giggled and asked if Zoe was in my car. she/it is always in my car…ready for a photo op! so we take pics of Zoe in Bot-Gurl‘s sweater…and i get home to clean up background and edit. I have too much time on my hands. I started putting Zoe in all these hilarious backgrounds. here is a sampling…
HAHAAH i’m a big loser w/ too much time on her hands!!!
(Props to Frank for posting his pics online. I stole them from his photography website b/c he takes such beautiful photos from around the world. He’s a distant family friend who i secretly loathe b/c i wish i had his *eye*)
Oh…a blog announcement…..the blog url is also www.purse-ho.com as well. i figured it was about time i bit the bullet and bought it before someone else beats me to it. hahaha. and I did add a blogarithm up in the upper right hand corner if you’d like updates on when i update. what am i saying? i know i’m not that popular. hahahaha.