Thursday, September 17, 2009
What a week this has been! I have been MIA not because of the dial-up situation (that's actually becoming a bit more bearable believe it or not!) but my dad has been in the hospital. It all started with his stomach hurting really bad most of Monday. He was able to get an appointment to see a doctor but that proved to be useless! When my mom came home from work, that was when it was decided he should go to the ER. It was very long night at the ER (luckily I brought my last sleeve of sesame to work on!). It turned out that my dad has gallstones and the doctor decided that he was going to remove my dad's gallbladder completely since it was thickening so my dad was to be admitted to the hospital. Can I tell you that he didn't even want to go to the ER?? The surgery was done late yesterday afternoon and everything went fine. He spent a long time in recovery though because his bp wasn't going down. I've spent so much time in the hospital, I was able to complete all the knitting for my sesame! I'm a bit worried as to how it'll turn out once I block it and seam it though. Fingers crossed that it's a success! So now, I've nothing to knit. Is that possible? Don't I have anything in my knitting basket? Ohhh, I have my shrug to seam but that's about it. I'm going to start a shawl for my mom (finally). I'm thinking the forest canopy shawl. If I could just figure out what yarn to use. She wants something that'll go with everything which is a bit difficult to do with my stash right now! I also don't want to use anything lace or even fingering weight but most of my stash falls into those two categories! I don't want to have to purchase anything but I might have to! I thought about ishbel but I wanted her to have something that I haven't already made. Call me strange! I'll figure something out. While that is on hold, I just might finally get around to making my sushi wallet! I kept putting it off because I couldn't decide between the one with the big giant sushi or the one with the six mini ones. I'm still on the fence though. lol. Okay here is a pic of my sesame (before I had completed the knitting portion on both sleeves). And this is my final stash menagerie shipment (for now!). Boy do I regret having to give that up...sigh.. I also received my final installment of the sundara sock shipment but have yet to snap a shot of my skein. Next time! ETA! Well, next time has come. lol. Here's my skein of blush: Here is also sesame blocking. I realized I made a mistake!!! Hopefully I'll be able to amend this mistake once sesame has completed blocking. I realized that the sleeve that I sped through while @ the ER and the hospital in general is short 4 rows of ribbing. Ugh. Here's to hoping I can correct it! I also got around to finally seaming my ribbed lace bolero and I absolutely heart it. Such a great pattern and simple design! I've gotta block it still but I want to wear it all the time!! In other news, I actually have an interview this coming Monday! It's for a part-time preschool position so we'll see how it goes. I've been meaning to post about my MIL too! She is still in the hospital but will finally be getting released! We are hoping to see her when we head back down for my sister's first marathon!