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Another long week on the road.

I’ve probably said this a lot already but my job keeps me very busy. It also keeps me away from home a little more than I’d like. This week is no exception. I have the distinct pleasure of staying in another hotel for tonight. And stupid me forgot my knitting! so I’ll be spending the evening looking for patterns. Even though I can’t knit doesn’t mean the day is wasted.

I also wanted to touch base on some other things that have been on my mind recently. I wasn’t even sure if I should type this. It’s hard to even think about it. Anyways, I’ve struggled with severe depression and eating disorders for most of my life. I’ve tried desperately to fight it on my own, but lately my depression has been more out of control than ever. So, I made the decision to start taking medication. I’ve been on medication before and it helped but for whatever reason I stopped taking it, and all it did was make it worse. So this time, I wont stop taking the medication unless my doctor and I both agree that it’s the best option for me.

So far, the medication I’m taking has had some truly spectacular side effects. One of the most frustrating being nausea and vomiting. It kind of feels like withdrawals. But, once it builds up in my system it will get better. I’ll keep you updated as I progress.

I cant wait to get home. In the mean time it’s pattern searching time. I hope everyone has a good week.

Happy knitting!

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A moment to talk about my WIP’s

I have a few projects that I’m working on right now. Most of the stuff I’m working on is in an attempt to de-stash my collection in anticipation of moving. I hate the idea but I don’t have much in the line of options. I have a stupid amount of yarn and it’s not all fancy yarn. I’m talking about 12 of the big 18 gallon totes full of yarn. I’m looking into those ziplock vacuum bags to see if I can condense some of it. I think I’m going to sell my wire cube storage system for the yarn because I don’t think I’m going to need it when I move.

Anyway, back to the projects. I’m making a boom shawl for one of my friends. I’m using Caron Cakes yarn in the Bumbleberry colorway. I really love how quick it’s working up. I got the pattern on Ravelry. I can’t believe how quick it knits. I think my friend is really going to love it. I think it will be a very warm shawl.

I’m also making a scarf for another one of my friends. I’m using Caron Cakes in the Berries and Cream colorway. I wanted to make him something a little more masculine. I showed him the yarn I was planning of using and he loved the blues and greys together. It has a very nice cable to it. It’s a lot of work but I love how it’s turning out so far.

I think I’m going to make a wrap for myself. Probably with Caron Cakes as well. I have a lot of that yarn. Might as well use it on something. I’m saving the good hand-dyed stuff for special projects. Everything else I don’t feel bad about making random projects with. I just hope I can get some of this yarn used.

So, this begs this question. Does anyone else have a yarn stash so big it likely exceeds your life expectancy?

Happy knitting!

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If It Could Go Wrong

I know that in my last post I said that I had a kink in my neck that was causing pain and that I couldn’t do any knitting because of it. Well. It got worse and worse. I tried to suffer through as best I could and go to work. It was one of the more painful things I’ve had to deal with and still go to work. With that being said I didn’t get a lot of knitting or crocheting done in the last week. I feel like I’ve gotten way behind.

I got my yarnbox in on Monday. I was so excited. I can’t wait to start working on it. However, I still haven’t gotten the project from last month completed yet. Spoiler: I’ll be using the knitting pattern for this month as well. The colors are absolutely beautiful.

I also got in a box of yarn that I purchased about 2 weeks ago from yarnsupply.com. I bought some Permier Sweet Rolls, which are similar to Caron Cakes and Bernat Pop. Sweet Rolls are 100% acrylic and they have a lot of beautiful colors.

I got my truck running again with the help of a friend who managed to see everything I overlooked. So I’ve been driving my truck around for the last week. It feels nice to have her running again. She was one of the last big things my mom and I did together and her name is still on my registration. I wouldn’t give up this truck for anything.

I’m due to go back out on the road next week. Good news is that I’ll only be overnight for Monday night and I’ll be back Tuesday night. I’ll bring my yarnbox kit from last month and I’ll try to get some headway on it now that I’m feeling better!

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Cookies!

Today is a slow day for me. A very lazy day with not much to do. So I decided to crack open a cookbook an make some cookies. So I grab the book that is the guide book to my spirit animal. “Eat Like a Gilmore” by Kristi Carlson.

I decided to make the rocky road cookies. They looked good in the show and they sounded good today so why not.

The recipe calls for the cookie sheets to be lined with parchment paper. Well, I didn’t have that at first, and I barely had aluminum foil. Absolutely needed parchment paper… The first batch was a little rockier than I had anticipated. They stuck to the foil.

So, I then sent my husband to the store to get parchment paper. They started to look better after that. Now that I’m making cookies from the book it’s time to watch some Gilmore Girls an knit. I have to get caught up on my temperature blanket and finish my shawl from my yarn box.

Dinner tonight is one of my favorite foods. It’s something my mom used to make especially when it was cold out. Tomato soup and dumplings. A great way to end a great day!

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Adventures From the Road

My job keeps me pretty busy. We’re on the road 5 days a week and sometimes that means spending nights in hotels.

Last night was one of those nights. We made a quick run to Walmart after work and much to my dismay they didn’t have any Bernat Pops in this walmart. Sad face.

However, I did get some magazines and so I spent the rest of my night looking at new patterns and tracking the temperatures for the past month for the temperature blanket that I should get up to date on.

I didn’t want to go to sleep because I wanted to find new patterns and things to do with the new yarn I got.

I still need to work on getting the spare bedroom done up for my craft room. All on all its going to be a busy weekend.

Happy knitting!