Monday, June 25, 2007

I'm Here, Just Busy Doing Nothing

Ha! I am actually crocheting something:





The above picture will be this:





This is from the latest Crochet Today! magazine.

Of course I decided not to use the yarn they called for (RH Soft Yarn). This is a stash buster for me. I had several balls of the lime green (it's really more green in person) 100% cotton yarn in my stash, Bernat Handicrafter? Sugar N Cream Hot Lime? Don't know. The off white is some Peaches and Cream and I plan to do the granny closure using those two colors plus Sugar N Cream in Summer Splash, which has those colors plus some turquoise blue and yellow-and no, it's not all wonky, the bag is flat and those are the sides-it's working up great and will be tapered just like the bag in the magazine (I swear).

I also received a few mail goodies today:




Thanks Sara!

I also received the latest Halcyon Yarns Catalogs-full of cool yarn, toys and info, including too many cute items to felt-damn them!





Other then that, we had a fab dinner out on Saturday for our anniversary (thanks for all the well wishes!)-grown up waitress, no kids and grown up restaurant-woo!hoo!-I forgot how much I missed that. It was a little restaurant the next town over. We ate there before years ago, not a place for kids and well, we have one, so......anyway, no website, but here's a link to a review. It was terrific! We then went to the tattoo place a few doors down to discuss tattoos-yes, I am giving in. I am getting two done-one on lower back and one in between my shoulder blades. I had an idea about the lower back one, but am now wavering, but the upper back one will have Elena's name in script with some fancy stuff around it. I was going to get one next month, but I realized, after going in that I couldn't go swimming or in the sun for a month after getting the tattoo, so now I will wait til we get back from Aruba in September-I'm outside too much this time of year and swim almost daily.

I also got the results back from the Celiac test-NEGATIVE! I am thankful because this weekend I found out how damn hard it was to get gluten/wheat free stuff and how much wheat/gluten is in stuff you never expected. Again, I am in "limbo" trying to figure out what is wrong, but the meds are helping and I'll worry about it another time-it's summer and it's fun time for us, so I wanna keep it that way. Just think positive, it was a fluke thing a few weeks ago, maybe viral and I'll leave it at that.

Naomi, the actual bag has been done for a week, the lining is waiting to be done, but it'll get done (I know I have til the end of July), but I didn't want you to think I forgot or anything. I'm actually terrified of lining it, truth be told, but I'll overcome that fear-eta-the above bag is not your tote bag-I wouldn't post it before I sent it to ya ;)

Other then that, not much else going on-life is good, pretty nice weather (rained today, but sometimes we need that-at least I got out of watering tonight), Elena's loving summer vacay and I'm enjoying the time I get to spend with her. Talk to me about it in August and you may get a different response!

14 comments:

Crochet Goddess said...

I looked through the Crochet today while I was at Hobby Lobby I like that bag, maybe on payday I will buy the magazine. Today my mission was yarn, they had the Yarn Bee Icelandic Jewels yarn on sale for .99 regular price $5.22 I brought 24 skeins. Have a great week.

Jessica said...

Sounds like you're good and busy doing nothing. :) Glad you had a good anniversary!

Wendy said...

I am right there in limbo with you. My ct results came back negative. Pretty much my guess of what was causing my problems was wrong or not showing up on ct.

My doctor now thinks I might have adhesions and that it is my small bowel. sigh...

Bron said...

Your bag is looking great - I just got to the first stripe on mine tonight. (Too many other projects!) I'm glad the test was negative AND that you're feeling so positive in general. Hopefully that good feeling will last awhile...and you'll still find out exactly what the heck is wrong!

Vera H. said...

That bag is cute! I think Sugar N Creme is great for it.

Sara said...

bag looks great. Glad the test came back negative. Yay tattoo!

Andy's Crafts said...

You Know I am one of those people who likes that kind of Green. I love thge look of the Tote. We will be ordering more later! lol! Keep up the good work!

Mimi said...

I like that bag, looking forward to see your FO...And that Cardigan book looks very interesting ;)

Kelly The Crafty Cat said...

I'm glad that your test came back negative. The bag is cute, and coming along nice. Glad that your anniversary was pleasant.

busy91 said...

You are so prolific, I'm jealous. I usually cannot do any knitting/crocheting in the summer. I have no a/c and anything large will kill me.

Linda said...

I'm glad your test came back negative. I've read a little bit about that disease, and I bet it would be difficult to follow a gluten free diet.
I almost bought that cardigan book just for the design on the cover. (Like I need anymore patterns!)

April said...

The bag is looking cute!

I'm glad you're feeling positive about things. Attitude makes the biggest difference when it comes to stuff like this. Here's to hoping it was a fluke virus you came down with that aggravated the other stuff.

Cindy said...

Glad to hear that your celiac test was negative. I can't imagine trying to find stuff that doesn't have wheat gluten in it.

The bag looks good.

Kimberly said...

Good news on the test! Also its good that the meds are helping some.

Can not wait to see the finished bag - its such a cute pattern!

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