Monday, July 09, 2007

I'm back!

I am BACK, Gentle Readers! I descended into IBS hell for about a week, and thank God for medicine, friends and family..... I am tentatively on my feet, er, off the ______________ . At least for the time being. The thing about IBS, is that there is ABSOLUTELY no knitting or spinning in that state. Ironically, knitting would have made my visit there, much, much more bearable, but you just can't knit, it is so bad.

Enough of that unspeakableness. I just want y'all to know, I was recognized at the yarn shop today. *gasp* Little ole me? Yes, yes dear readers! Mary at our local LYS has read my blog. Get this, she even went to high school with my dear father (check past posts to read about him). Had a MAVELOUS time there. I got this:

Flax ladies and gentleman. Flax. I am delighted. You see, I have had nada, nunca, nyet on the needles (barring some UFO's that I won't count here) for about a month. I have either been spinning Grandma's Garden, or visiting the throne room. So now, I am gonna be in a fit of casting on for a while! I might even stop spinning (can you believe that) for a while.

This is a pattern for face cloths. Can you imagine the luxury? I see Christmas presents!!! The grey is for dh. Yes, he is a MANLY MAN. But believe it or not, he likes his washcloths. I am gonna have to knit in secret. I think it is quite possible to completely surprise him with 2 grey cloths in flax. The samples at the yarn shop were to die for! Hmmmm, that's got me thinking. Do I need to learn to spin flax? Uh Oh.

This is my plan for Grandma's Garden. Forgive the poor photography. Bella. I have been dying to knit her for quite some time. This is shown in lace weight, but I am thinking that Grandma's Garden is mostly fingering weight with brief forays into sport weight. Nevertheless, I will swatch, swatch, swatch. Bella is quite complicated and I want to be as prepared as possible!

On the home front, I am going to be implementing the master plan for the beach packing ordeal. I hate packing for the beach. Do I hear an "AMEN" out there?

So far, I have organized my knitting and reading materials, the most important stuff. I am going to pack 1 bag a day, starting with the linen bag today! The kids are in VBS all morning this week. That is a God send!

Gotta go pack the bag.


Robin said...

Ooooh I love that pattern for Grandma's Garden!!

jody said...

ohhhhh, packing for the beach.....*shudder*-i'm still not ready to talk about it....

Nikki said...

those patterns are great!! I've been eyeballing that flax. You'll have to let me know how it does :)

can't WAIT to Bella all worked up and I'm with you on packing for the beach! (and it's just me!)

hang in there with the IBS...

IndigoMuse said...

Yikes. So sorry to hear about the IBS. Hope that the meds continue to work for you.

As far as packing, it makes me shudder too especially since I'm still unpacking from our beach trip last week. Pace yourself :)

KnitNana said...

Meds? And they work? hmm....been having a touch of it myself, doncha know, but we shall avoid this topic from henceforward...

Lovely flax.
Glad to see you'll be KNITTING again!
That Mary, she does read blogs!

Dana said...

I am a nut, but hopefully this will make you laugh. I had no clue what "IBS" was, so I googled it. First up was "International Bible Study" and I was like "Huh?" I read down a little further and figured it out. I'm so glad you're feeling better!

The Bella pattern is beautiful, as is the facecloth pattern. The flax colors you chose are so pretty too. When it's all said and done, please blog your thoughts on flax. I haven't ever knit with it, but I've seen it in my LYS. If memory serves, I think the LYS owner said that flax gets softer and softer every time you wash it.

Enjoy the beach trip and the knitting. :)