Sunday, November 25, 2007

Sister Hazel

Friday, August 11, 2006

Utter Disbelief!

I started working on the baptism gown, which has turned into a baptism shawl. This way I don't have to worry about fit and Allie can use it when she gets older. I got this idea from a suggestion on another blog. Sorry, I have no idea which blog this was. I'll try to find it and post later. I'm in a bit of a time crunch to get it done, seeing the baptism is on Sept. 10th. So what do I do, follow a simple pattern to make things go faster, noooooooo, I decided to make up my own pattern using the guidelines from Barbara George's Snowdrop Shawl in Knitter's Shawls and Scarves. One word...CRAAAZY! I just keep thinking how special it will be for my little goddaughter!!! And isn't that what's important? What is the worth of doing something if it means nothing?

It was a big week! My amazing Aunt and Uncle drove my Grandma and Grandpa down on Sunday. (Well really they left IL on Saturday and made a stop in TN to visit an uncle). DH cooked for us on Sunday and we took Gma out for her birthday on Monday. Monday was the only full day they spent, but it's not always quanity that matters. We had a great time. Took them on a tour of the city, to lunch, then Gma and Aunt went to the mall, while my most excellent uncle put up new shutters on the house. As if he hadn't done enough driving 4 days to and from IL to bring G & G here. They left on Tues. morning, which made Tues. a pretty lonely day. Wed brought more excitement than should be possible. I had my new TV hung. This seemly easy task turned out to be difficult for the installers. Sorry guys! Apparently, my house has no insulation between the walls and the cement siding. Don't believe me, Dad didn't think it was possible either, so I took a pictures to prove it! I feel like I should be on an episode of "This Old House", with issues like this.

Recaping the week has made me a little sleepy, can't imagine why??? Not to mention today has been another exicting day. I had a Pampered Chef Party. We had a fun time, which made me realize how many wonderful people I have met living in Charlotte. It definately makes being away from family much easier to know I have such good friends here (and know family will come to visit!)

Thursday, August 03, 2006

Hot, Hot, Hot

...could it be any hotter out? I think I'm going to melt every time I step outside. I have no motivation to do anything and there is so much I need to do...Laundry-Yuck!, clean my craft room (you think cool, you have a craft room-I'd post a picture, but I'm so embarrassed I don't even want to walk in there. I could get swallowed up by some yarn or the endless amount of scrapbook supplies. Exercise has definitely been out of the question! My dear friend and her dad tried to get me out the other day to ride bikes...It made me sweat just thinking about it! I can't believe I'm going to say this, but it's so hot I almost don't want to knit-GASP!!! Of course, I persevere through that and have finished 1 sleeve of the Rispa sweater and started the 2nd.

Monday, July 31, 2006

Another Step Closer

I had my LH Surge on Saturday. Yippy! I will go on Wednesday to get blood test, injections class and a trial transfer. I'll received my meds on Thurs. and start them this weekend.

I haven't been knitting too much...or should I say not as much as I normally do. I am close to finishing my the Color on Color Scarf. I finished Section 19 and am attaching in now.

Sunday, July 23, 2006


Dad and I were lucky enough to see the Cubs Wins on Thursday. We had a great time and our seats were excellent!

I feel like I did a Chicagoland tour. I went to Northbrook on Wed. night to see my sister-in-law and her family. Her boys are getting so big. I wish we could see them more often. We did a lot of catching up, wonderful and long overdue. We headed downtown Thurs. morning, where I met up with Dad and we were off to the cubby Bear for a pre-game celebration. It was a perfect day for a baseball game. It rained all morning, then an hour before the game it stopped, and stayed overcast for the rest of the day. Friday morning we were off to Naperville to see an Aunt and Uncle. This was one of those trips that makes me really miss my family!

Oh the stories I could write about my air travels! I called ahead to make sure everything was running on time and of course my flight was delayed - 2 hrs, which grew to 3 hrs, then 4. We decided we would go to dinner then to the airport (let Friday Chicago rush hour traffic die down), until I called to see when the latest I could check in for the delayed flight...the agent advised I should be there for my original flight time (which was only an hour from the time I called) as the 4 hour delay was only approximate and could be moved up at any time. So, my Uncle, Dad and I jumped in the car and were off to the airport and arrived 2 hours later. Traffic was bumper to bumper. Luckily I had no problems checking in and only had to wait 2 hours at the airport. I was just thankful the delays were on the tail end of my trip. Thank goodness for knitting, it makes delays a little more tolerable. I finished 1 sock while in Chicago and started the other waiting to fly out.

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Excitement leads to more waiting...

My appointment today went well. I am ready to start IVF...once I complete a form for "Shared Risk" and wait to be approved and have a HSG next week. I have such mixed feelings. I am so excited that everything gave me a clear go ahead, especailly because I was nervous about having cysts that would delay the process. But, I am also anxious to get started. I didn't think it would take this long to get going. "Patience" My Aunt told me today that I have this, which I do, but it is difficult to find it when it comes to the waiting.

Meanwhile, I am having a great time knitting this...

Monday, July 17, 2006

Day 3

Tomorrow is "Day 3", the day I've been waiting for. I should have a time frame of this cycle after tomorrows appointment. I keep thinking I shouldn't get too excited, but it's an exciting thing! "Balance" is going to be my new word of the year!

I've been trying to keep myself busy while waiting. Knitting Guild is consuming time right now as we plan a Knit-In and a Fall Workshop. My UFO's got a little side tracked...oh how easy that is to do. I did finish a pair of socks that had been sitting around for a year, and the hood is now attached to the Greeting from Knit Cafe Cardigan (which is on display at Charlotte Yarn). The sleeves turned out not to be as bad as I thought. It's amazing how projects seem easier when you take a break from them. I am trying to finish the Noro Ripsa sweater from last November :( I now have the front and back done and decided to do the sleeves from the shoulder down. I have a good start on a 3/4 length sleeve, but don't think that would suit this sweater at all! So, I'll keep knitting away, in between the NEW project I started. I just couldn't help myself. A student/friend of mine just finished the Lily Chin Reversible Cable Afghan and it was gorgous...I had to start on for myself. I wanted to use the yarn it called for and another LYS had it at 40% off. I ask you...How could I pass that up?

My camera battery is dead and I just found the charger, so I don't have any pictures to post. Maybe this weekend. Wednesday I leave for Chicago. I'm so excited to go see my favorite Cubbies play. Dad and I are going with tickets that Gizmo Dog gave him. Dad took care of the dogs while we were in Italy and Gizmo was not on his best behavior for his grandpa. (Long, not so pleasent story involving cleaning carpet and trips to the Vet!) Dad definately deserves these tickets and more! I also will get to see my sister-in-law and nephews! Don't know that I'll get any yarn shop stops in on this trip, but I'll let you know when I return.

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