Friday, August 31, 2007

A Package, No, Two Packages! For ME?

I got home yesterday to find two packages waiting for me. I was so excited, especially after the day I had at work. So, I ripped into the box first. There was a card that said "open me last." So I started unwrapping things. A skein of supersocke yarn, a Jumbo eraser, a notebook, giant paperclips, Burt's bees gift set, a thing of Soak, tea and a tea infuser, a giant pen, (catching breath), wait there's more, another skein of sock yarn, this one Socks that Rock lightweight in the Tidepool color, beautiful stitch markers, knitting notecards, dpn protectors, a giant pen, and last but certainly not least, the book "Romantic Style"!!! Wow! Who did this amazing package come from??? I opened the card in anticipation to find out. A big huge thanks to Killerdaisy on Ravelry for this awesome summer camp secret exchange package!

But wait, it's not over, there was a second package remember! Gasping, thinking how can this get any better, i ripped into the second one! Digging through all the packing peanuts I finally pull out Knitting Lace Triangles by Evelyn Clark! But there's more, next a pulled out New Pathways for Sock Knitters by Cat Bordhi! The book that everyone has been talking about and guess what! It's signed! It felt like there was something else still lurking in the package, I reached in one more time and pulled out a beautiful skein of Socks that Rock lightweight in the Covelite color! Hmmmm, smell that wonderful hand dyed smell, and smile! And a super huge thanks to my friend CJ who sent me this package out of the blue just because she's such a super nice and thoughtful person!

What a wonderful way to start the long holiday weekend. Thank you both so much for your kindness and generosity.

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

The Yarn Harlot is coming to NOLA!

Just saw on the Yarn Harlot's blog that she is coming to New Orleans! Details are, September 17th, 7 PM at Borders Books & Music, 3131 Veterans Memorial Blvd. If you're in or around NOLA be sure to show up and represent! See ya there.

Monday, August 20, 2007

Signs of Improvement

Thank you everyone for the kind words about my migraines and the hospital stay. I got out of the hospital on the 10th, 3 days after I went in. The doctor gave me DHE treatment for the whole 3 days. The treatment made me sleepy and nauseous but I was feeling so much better when I got out of the hospital. But the headaches are returning. They aren't quite as bad as they were before going into the hospital but they seem to be getting longer and worse everyday heading straight back to where I was before. I don't know what to do. My next appointment isn't until the end of September with my current neurologist. I'm also thinking of going to another neuro for a second opinion but I'm not sure if they can offer anything else. I'm also considering telling the neuro that I will go back on the Topamax because it was the only thing that has helped to any degree. I went off of it last November due to the side effects. I'm just so tired of dealing with this everyday.

While I was in the hospital I decided to take some easy knitting with me and cast on for a pair of jaywalkers. I used some Panda Cotton in the Violet Breeberry color that I purchased on my vacation in Tennessee. The Panda Cotton feels dreamy knitted up but it is quite splitty while using it. I defanitely wouldn't use it with a really lacey pattern. Also, the put up is on the low side (~183 yards per skein), not sure if 2 skeins would be enough for a pair for say hubby's size 13's.

I'm having a lot of fun on the new motorcycle and have now sold the old one. Just have to get a bike for hubby now so we can ride together! Hope everyone has a wonderful day!

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

News and More News

The first news is I got a new motorcycle! It's a 2002 which I found on and the price was too good to pass up. It's the exact bike I've been wanting, a 500 ninja. It'll be a nice step up from my 250 rebel. I haven't even gotten to ride it yet but I'm taking off work on Friday so I'm hoping for nice weather!

The second news is that I will probably be going into the hospital next Tuesday for my migraines. It will be a 3-5 day stay while the neurologist tries to find something to finally get rid of this headache. I'm not sure what I'm going to do with all that time in the hospital but I'm definately going to be taking some knitting with me. I'm trying to decide if I should take the Maltese shawl and really finally get some work done on it or if I want to cast on for something new and if so what. Any ideas, suggestions?

Edited to add - One more thing, I just realized I haven't updated you on my weight watchers progress in a while. It has been slow going the past couple of months, with vacation and my dad and all that but I am now down a total of 30.2 pounds since I started weight watchers in January.