Monday, June 16, 2008

Where have I been?

Whew! I'm not even sure... but it seems to have involved a lot of endless running around.

I've done a bit of knitting,


but I'm not feeling excited about it. I have realized, however, what I really love about knitting and why it has held my (very short term) interest for so long. In a word... variety.

I've been working on garments lately. And for a while, patience was my virtue and hours of stockinette was my friend. But I'm a fickle gal and as such I'm feeling myself tempted by thoughts of lace, socks, and a never before experienced passion for something red. Not just any red... but deep silky red.

Now the tricky part is that, as well as being fickle, I am also burdened with a sometimes disturbing sense of commitment. It is hard for me to walk away from an unfinished garment (mainly for fear of never returning) yet I am beginning to languish with boredom and a dreary lack of fulfillment.


However, fate it would seem has intervened. It appears that, as much as I really do love knitting this cardigan even though I had to go down to size 1 needles, the pattern and yarn are a bit too much on my poor neck at the moment.


The neck I could handle with a good adjustment (which I plan to get soon) but it is multiplied by a splitting headache and a tooth that has some serious issues going on in the way of massive amounts of nerve pain. I tend to be the kind of gal who avoids dealing with these type of things until I can't get my hands on any more pain meds but I suppose I'm going to have to deal with that this week too.

So there you have it. Fate in the form of pain. I'll take it. Don't you think I should cast on for a new sock? Or maybe some lace? Hmmm...

Meanwhile, I did something I've never done before. I dropped all my kids off at VBS this morning and didn't stay to help! So far this morning I have been quite busy wasting time. It's been a good morning. Tomorrow I think I'll clean.


Auntie Pudentaine said...

My kids are all past the VBS time, but I so clearly recall the odd feeling of the first time I dropped them off and didn't stay to help. I went to Starbucks with my sister and boy was that wierd!!

Hang in there with the tooth. I swear we could be twins...I just went through that myself! I am happy to send you my House drugs. I could not stand those things!!

Yarnhog said...

Hoo boy. Get that tooth looked at. You don't need an infection eating its way into the bone and up to your brain...sorry. My husband's a worst-case-scenario sort of guy and it seems to be rubbing off on me. Why have a cold when you could have Hanta virus, right?

I can't wait to see that scarf done! It looks just beautiful.

Auntie Pudentaine said...

I am back to totally agree with Yarnhog! Go to the dentist! I waited and it left me with a much bigger problem than if I had just gone sooner. Bigger, more painful and waaaay more expensive!

Marylu said...

I love VBS. Can't wait until ours starts(not until July). My oldest is going to Safety Village this week. So I only have one at home in the morning and I'm loving it!!!

Good luck with the tooth. Ouch!
I can feel your pain with the headache. It seems everytime the barometer fluctuates I get one. I found this stuff at Walmart called BC Powder. It's aspirin, salicylamide and caffeine. That seems to do the trick for most of my headaches now. It tastes yucky because it's in powder form, but it works fast.
Have fun with your knitting - start a sock.

km said...

I know that tooth pain all too well. An abscessed tooth is much worse than child birth. Go to the dentist now.

I'm still 3 VBS's away from dropping off my kids. I think I'll be ecstatic that morning...but for now, I still enjoy helping.

That Cardi is looking great.

Angelika said...

At least you have knitting to show for, even if you are not feeling well. I hate getting my teeth checked too and wait until they hurt. Childhood fobia? Enjoy that week of no kids and don't waste it all cleaning.

knittinwolf said...

Love how the scarf and cardigan are coming along!

Ug, tooth pain. I need to get to the dentist too. So funny how we put these things off!:)

Have a great time with the boys at VBS! Quiet, whats that? Do you already have the tv on for background noise?:) hugs

Good Yarns said...

's looking good so far! Don't get fickle now, though.

How's the tooth?

Anonymous said...

I think everything you're doing looks great. You're zipping along on the cardigan. wow!

I'm ignoring my tooth right now too. Think we can get a 2 for 1 deal?

Laura said...

That Cardigan is going to be gorgeous! Mt kids are at VBS this week, too - they and I are very happy about it!

Lydee said...

hope the tooth ordeal is over with the least amount of fear and trepidation!

PrincessPea said...

Hi - I just found your blog through Ravelry. You have some great projects! I love the beaded scarf, it's going straight onto my queue, and you're right, the white cardigan is just the perfect summer cardigan!
Glad to have found you, I'll keep on visiting.

mom said...

Ouch! Perhaps you could extract the tooth yourself with a knitting needle?! just kidding...hee hee! Do get it looked at so you feel better, okay?

Enjoy your VBS time!

Tammy ~@~