Today there was a very long wait while the bus I was on picked up another rider. So, to help pass the time I took out the knitting and worked on the second of the fingerless mitts for the pair. It was wonderful. Yes, I know, I have read of people doing this on buses, but I myself had never done this before today. So, what do I say? I am going to do it more often!
The very last pair of fingerless mitts is being finished and I have realized I really do enjoy making them – I am just tired of making the very same ones repeatedly. So, I am going to make some pretty ones with lace-weight yarn, I think for myself, or a lace scarf for myself. I am torn. Still…. There are just so many wonderful things to knit!
I still haven’t tackled “magic loop” yet, but I am determined to begin this week, or as soon as I find some more sock yarn I would like to work with. I may have to do a KnitPicks shopping spree for some new sock yarn. And, of course, I must finish the baby gifts I have begun for an LJ friend.
At last, though, the knitting mojo is back! I am so very relieved!
Plus, I have also figured out how to make something to hold my yarn at work and keep it orderly and neat: Coffee can yarn caddies! I just have to find some weight to put in the bottom of a coffee can to make it heavy so the weight of the yarn itself won’t drag it all over my desk. Does anyone have any idea about how it should be decorated? I am thinking of some shelf liner as decorative wrapping around the can itself. A hole in the top of the lid for the yarn will let the yarn out of the can. I am kind of excited now about knitting projects. It could be possible now to take the sweater I am still working on.
The work week has finally come to an end. I was able to relax this morning with a little knitting before the bus arrived to take me to work. It felt good. I need to let myself sit quietly at the end of each day to just relax and let the day drift away in the yarn and wonderful stitches. *sigh* The knitting world is a wonderful one. Don’t you agree?
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Yesterday was Valentine’s Day. Yeah, most people in the world knew it and enjoyed it. Remarkably, so did me and Hubby. We didn’t do anything overly romantic, but we did make sure to spend the day together as well as alone together, which was absolutely wonderful beyond belief.
We went to see the movie Push at The Movie Tavern where we enjoyed buffalo wings, french fries, and just being together.
As for presents, well, he got me both seasons of Shimmy and I got him some wonderful masculine cologne that smells wonderful on him!
And today is, well, the day after Valentine’s Day and I must admit it has been one of those slow days. I did quite a bit yesterday and moved more than what I had been moving because of the pain in my back, so I did not make it to Church today, but it was for the best because I feel better. The back is still not happy, but it is better. Hopefully I will be back to normal in a week or two more. This is my hope, however.
While Hubby napped on the couch this afternoon, I realized I had not knitted anything I had not wanted in a long time. So I began a dish cloth just for me…
And I have tried several times to upload a picture of it, but technology is foiling me!
I feel so much better now. I feel so good in fact, I will probably attack the wonderful sweater called Clark!
Things have been exceptionally quiet here of late and I have left you all hanging with almost an explanation as to what actually happened, so I understand there is some ‘splaining to do. So, I dood it now:
Sunday, the 8th, I used WHEELS to go to Church because I was planning on going shopping later at the mall. The driver who picked me up from Church to take me to the mall did not secure my wheelchair down properly. I knew this when I slid out of my slot and almost hit the lift, which is made of metal and has many sharp parts, and also rocked up on one line of wheels and then rocked back to the other side. It is a miracle I did not actually turn over and get hurt even worse than I was.
The entire incident hurt me pretty badly. I missed work on Monday and attempted to go to work Tuesday, but ended up having to leave and go to the ER because the pain was pretty bad: I was hurting from head to toe and had actually had to go to the bathroom and vomit because of the pain. My manager and supervisor threatended to call 911 if I vomitted one more time. Luckily Hubby arrived before that happened.
The ER basically said my body had been in a car wreck without me actually having been in a car wreck. The x-rays showed, thank goodness, that I did not have any broken bones or hairline fractures. This was a miracle in and of itself. This prompted me being off from work from Tuesday through today. I am actually going to work tomorrow. It is my short day. *sigh* The paycheck is going to suffer, but I still have my job which means a lot to me.
I did not make it to work today: There was an exceptionally rough ride on a WHEELS bus yesterday. It hurt my back. Tomorrow I will be going to work.