..barely, it would seem, but here I am. The past few weeks have been quite a whirlwind -- I haven't bloggd since Thanksgiving! Yikes! To sum up that wonderful holiday, the delightful Lora and her fab family came and spent the holiday with me and mine (hubby, kids, mom, and two sibs) and a fantastic time was had by all. I really loved adding them to my crazy fold, and although the turkey was a bit dry (grrrr) and I forgot to cook the corn (DUH!), I do believe dinner was a success.
The whole next week was spent frantically preparing for a Holiday Open-house in Rockport, MA with Nichole. I was so unsure of what this would bring, but thankfully there were knitters! I did sell a bit of yarn, a kit, and got to spend a great day with great ladies. Sadly, Nichole did not fare quite as well -- while her items were BEAUTIFUL, most people there were in the market for larger sizes than she had on hand.
The remainders of my wares are being listed on the etsy shop this week -- many are there already. I just did a HUGE update -- and I'll be adding the worsted weight yarn and earrings over the next few days. Earrings, you ask? YUP. Made a few pair, as it is a small jump from stitchmarkers to earrings, to prepare for the non-knitters at the fair.
Also coming this week (I hope!) will be the pattern for Jacob's hat in the last post that I am calling Upward Motion for the purl stitch arrow pattern in the hat. While I love the yarn used on his hat -- Malabrigo -- I do think it would work better in a solid color. Malabrigo is the softest most LUXURIOUS yarn -- o.m.g. Amazing. Knitting heaven. mmmmmmmmmmmmmm
On the home front, things have been a bit rough. Poor hubby has been SICK SICK SICK.
SEVERE sinusitis. Bronchitis. We spent the day in the ER Sunday after I called his folks for help in a medical intervention (sorrym hun!). He kinda hates doctors. 3 nebulizer treatments, a CAT scan, chest x-ray, steroids, and much vicodin later, we returned home with a slightly improved man. And this was after he had finished a full course of Zithromax. UG. I've never seen him so sick -- scared the hell out of me. Seriously.
So I am exhausted. Weary to the bone exhausted. A nice trip to my knit night tomorrow will be a welcome escape. I'll be late (kid stuff) but I'll be there! with a real simple sock. simple. yup.
Before I leave you, this is a preview of some of my favorites from the etsy shops new updates.