Wednesday, March 15, 2006

I Know, I Suck...

It seems like forever since I last posted. For the most part, I just haven't felt like it. When I do feel like blogging, I always seem to be to tired to do my subject justice. I've still been reading lots of blogs though.

Also, I always want to post pictures, and I just haven't taken very many lately.

Here are the last few weeks in a nutshell--

*I've almost finished my bolero jacket from Debbie Bliss's book, Simply Soft. I only have a few more ends to sew in before I block it. I'm hoping I like it more after the magic of blocking, because I really didn't like it when I tried it on.

*Work continues to go well. I've logged 30 minutes of overtime in the last 15 days. Yeah, I know, impressive isn't it?

*I've been cooking more lately. I made Fettuccine Alfredo on Sunday, and we had steak in a mushroom Dijon cream sauce tonight. The steak was really expensive, but I'm a red meat lover, and I think it was worth it.

*Saturday was Stu's 28th Birthday, and we had a nice dinner with his family, then went to a lecture on "Environmental Sustainability". (I knit through the whole thing, so it didn't seem that bad. Those who weren't knitting didn't have as good of time.)

*We got kicked out of the tennis club dining room on Friday for wearing jeans. For God's sake, it was a Friday, and as you know, I spend my Fridays in a casual way. We ended up going for a drive and getting Mexican food for dinner instead.

*I've been trying to work on my Embossed leaves sock from Winter IK, but it's been slow going, and I haven't been motivated. I think I've knit 3 rows in the last 2 weeks.

*I picked up a Fleece Artist shrug kit from Urban Yarns on Sunday. I've knit about 2 inches on that.

*I'm still working on crosswords, but I haven't been doing as well lately.

*I'd love to get my hands on a copy of the Fall 2005 IK.

*I went and did a bit of clothes shopping last night after work. I've gone from a size 12 (November-ish), to a size 6. Yay shrinking!! I was a size 8 a month ago.

There, hows that for a ramble! I hope to post something with some more substance soon. Oh, and I've been drooling over Dani's new editions at Sunshine Yarns.

2 comments:

Karen said...

You so do not suck!!! Just still adjusting to your new work life - I get it. Yummy, your cooking ventures sound wonderful. I'm drooling over the new sock yarns too - but trying to stay strong. Maybe I'll hint to the hubby that I'd love to find a skein in my Easter basket. ;)

ariane said...

First congrats on your weight loss, I know, personally, how exciting it can be!

Don't worry about your knitting slump, we all go through the same thing--it's totally normal!

We are all here for you, hang in there!