Thursday, May 10, 2007

Sorry for the Interruption

I don't know what happened with the blog yesterday-I tried to switch it from the domain name to the blogspot name, but that takes time (on their end) and I'm not sure if I did something to make it right or it righted itself.....I assume it's up for all of you again.

Angela-I saw that other yarnsandmusings.blogspot and tried to get the name, but she already had it, but hasn't posted since last year. I don't know how long they hold the name once someone doesn't post.

Kari, Elena isn't out of school til June 14th-although each week has some different "fun" activity planned and the end of the year is always, always crazy.

I swear I feel worse today then yesterday-the antibiotic has me nauseous, the stuffy head has me dizzy with pounding headaches-I'll know by tonight if it's helping. I want to sleep, but the head stuff constantly keeps me tossing and turning. I do have to go out today and return a pair of sandals I picked up for Elena. She has wide feet in the front, narrow in the back, nothing can go between the toes, around the big toe-lots of rules and I end up buying and returning like mad. She tries some on, they feel all right and then she wears them at home for a few and complains. Yesterday, she wore these cute little sandals and she loved them (for how they looked), but I realize, she had a spurt in the several weeks since I bought them and the store said they would exchange them-if they had the same shoes (this is Elena's rule)-they must be the pink polka dot. A delivery came in yesterday afternoon and this stuff sells out fast, so I have to go. What I want to do is curl up and go to sleep-not a chance of that happening either.

I did finish Mimi's Drawstring Bag:

This was done with the Cannon Multicolor thread and a C hook.
I want to make a bigger one, but my stuffy head is interfering with my whole "thought" process on starting chains and such, so maybe next week. This isn't done just "in the round"-Mimi has a method on shaping I haven't tried to figure out the multiples of yet.

I started the silk Adina for myself last night using the hand dyed silk I received from The Sanguine Gryphon a couple weeks ago. I did go up a hook size on the starting chain and then went down for the start of the body and it's working out well, although it may be too soon to tell.

As for the eBay and Boye Needlemaster-the seller contacted Paypal, full of apologies. She thought her sister shipped it out, etc, but she did finally ship yesterday and included the tracking info. She also sent me an email apologizing and saying she was including "extras" in the package, etc. I should have it by Friday, I would think. I realize stuff happens, but an email before would have been nice.

Gotta run....


Will Blog for Yarn said...

Hope you get to feeling better.
Had the same hting happen to the hand carders I bought, she said she would send several times then said oh I moved and forgot not so much as an apology.

gah some ppl

have a good day

Lucy said...

Hey, hope you start feeling better!!!

Madelyn said...

Hurry up and get better missy. We got to meet one day soon, we keep saying that and we need to do it. Especially know since the weather is nice.

Glad you heard back about the Needlemaster set. I hope you like them after all of this. I haven't tried those but I do have the Knit Picks Options and the Denise interchangeables.

Madelyn said...

Me again, that hand dyed silk is luscious. I have 3 skeins of hand dyed silk that I got from Woolbearers. I started another Clap but am not sure I like it because of the color stripping. I may frog it, haven't decided yet.

But anyway the silk has a smell to it that I need to get rid of. Does your silk have a funny scent?

Mimi said...

I have the same problem with my feet - wide front narrow back, and I also hate anything between toes :p
The small purse is cute! I think they also included this one in the CPAD calendar. I really made the bottom different, so it would hang differently when filled with stuff...not sure if it looks better that way :p
Hope you feel better soon :)

Deneen said...

Maddie-the silk noil has an odd scent to it always (in my experience). I had a pair of shorts made from it and it always had a "hay" smell to it. It's not unpleasant, just different. I hope some Soak helps it out a bit.

Mimi-that bottom of the Sack bag and this one ends up working up so nicely. It does make for it looking better when filled without pulling on the bottom. I also love how as you work it, you know what the right side is by how it works up, no marking it or guessing. The patterns rock!

Jewels said...

You get feeling better girl!!
Love the little bag too. Hmm, I hear you'll be making knitting swatches soon?? :)

Deneen said...

I will Jewels. A set of size 7 needles came in today-the size I wanted to start with!

My interchangeables should be in tomorrow.

Priscilla said...

I hope you feel better soon.
The bag looks great.

Megan said...

Bag looks fabulous! Feel better soon, and I can't wait to see your first knitted swatch :)

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