Where have I been?
Where have I been? I really don't know where to start. I didn't even realize that I had been out of touch for over a month until my best friend called and said, "Where have you been girl?". There has been some knitting that has kept me busy, but mostly it was life in general that happened.
My first picture contains both life and knitting. Our wonderful dog Nala has had some major health issues for the last 4 weeks. She woke up one morning just howling and not feeling good in general, so I took her to the vet. We found out she has Cervical Disk Disease which is basically herniated disks. So we started a treatment for that. She was put on Prednizone and muscle relaxers. That helped her back but then she just stopped eating 2 weeks later. Along with that she started throwing up constantly. She became dehydrated and we had to put her in the hospital for 4 days. She came out in great shape fortunately. During the winter she started shaking a lot, so I made her a sweater thinking that would help. Come to find out she wasn't cold it was a sign of her bad back.
Next up we had to buy another vehicle. It was just too much to keep driving Ed to and from work and he couldn't use his motorcycle as much as we had hoped. Although we now know this was one of the toughest winters they have had in a long time. So we went and bought used car. It is a 2001 Chevy Blazer. We have had nothing but problems with it since we got it. So I spend about 2 to 3 days a week at the mechanics. On top of that we have been fighting with the car lot we bought if from about who should pay for what.
During the month on the 22nd of Feb. my baby had his 5th birthday. My MIL picked the following weekend to come and visit but didn't tell us until Thursday night that she would be arriving around 8pm on Friday. So we had a party at school for EJ's birthday and then took him out to dinner. Once he is in Kindergarten we will start having bday parties with kids and all.
On the knitting front I have quite a bit I have done but no pictures to show proof. First I did 2 store samples for Linda at The Tail Spinner. First was a bag out of Mango Moon recycled silk and second was kit for a crocheted shrug from Mango Moon. I enjoyed doing both of these projects. I also did a small project for Posey. I think I am still going to limit what I do for her. She is still as flaky as always. I knit 2, count them, 2 fun fur sweaters. One was a yoke pullover for my daughter and the other was a raglan cardigan for my niece. They just love these dang sweaters. As much as I hate knitting with fun fur how can I turn down 2 cute 6 year olds.
I also knit a pair of Jaywalkers for my mom. I made them with Wildfoote from Brown Sheep Company. The colorway was Gunsmoke. They turned out really nice. I enjoyed the yarn also. It is a nice yarn for a cheaper price. Not as cheap as Knit Picks, but still better than Opal or Trekking. I also made several fun fur hats and scarves for charity. A little bit of spinning has been happening too. I got a drum carder but haven't had much time to try it out.
So that is where I have been in the last month or so. I know I should keep everyone better informed but you know how life goes. I am sorry for all the people I have worried.