My gift!

I received a lovely gift yesterday and I cannot help but show it off.


I know you cannot see it, but the area on the pashmina that is solid is actually a lovely brocade.  Just stunning!  And the sock bag?  Well, my April sock equipment is in it and ready to go.  These are just so beautiful, the bag is handmade and constructed so beautifully.  This was such a lovely treat to receive in the mail!!!

In other news…I’ve had a stressful beginning of the year.  Consequently even though I managed to not gain any weight at all during the holidays, I managed to put on 10 pounds between January and March.  Ugh.  Too many carbs, not enough veggies, failure to buy organic dairy, and the weight went on fast.  I was able to stop it as soon as I truly noticed but working on getting rid of it is a bit harder to do.  I am proud to report that as of today I’ve managed to take 8 back off.  Big sigh of relief from me!

Coatimundi KAL, day…I have no idea anymore!

I’ve begun work on the back of the Sylvi coat.  While looking over the charts I’d just get so overwhelmed, assuming I couldn’t do this at all.  But once I got started I realized that the cables, while plentiful, are also quite intuitive.  The chart is super clear.  I am about halfway through the first chart and very pleased with how it looks!


Random thought Monday

1.  Once your tooth stops hurting, remembering to take the antibiotics for it is nigh on impossible.

2.  If you poke your nose where it doesn’t belong, you might get rewarded for your efforts.  But some things may be seen that cannot be unseen.

3.  The movie, “Knowing.”  Know this…if you go see it, you will probably be disappointed.  Great premise for a film, but completely ruined by a shift in story line and grossly overacted toward the end.  Seriously.  I want my money and my 2 hours back.

4.  Seeing a wild turkey in a corn field while driving does not make me question my sanity.  Seeing a wild turkey on the sidewalk in the middle of the city does.  I did a double take and drove around the block to make sure I wasn’t seeing things.  I wasn’t.

5.  Nobody likes a Monday.

Coatimundi KAL week 2.

Or perhaps this post should be called “Pieces” as that is what it looks like to me.

Last evening I finished the right front of my coat, cast on for the back (but did not start knitting) and worked on a sleeve.  This coat is a much faster knit than I ever expected.  I kept believing that I couldn’t knit this coat because it would take too long.  Instead, I am finding plenty of time to work on other projects as well.


I hear that Ummeyusuf has finished clue 4 of her shawl, but I can only show you through clue 3.

Who knew?

I’ve had some pain in one of my teeth for awhile now.  We are talking months.  But it was bearable so I didn’t do anything about it.  I figured I’d ask the dentist at my next check up.  Unfortunately this week the pain became a bit more extreme.  I figured it was time to go in when my jaw and ear started hurting too.  Not to mention when I wiggled the tooth with my tongue it became even more noticeable.

After the last dental clinic fiasco (which I didn’t blog about, but it was seriously miserable) I decided to switch dentists.  They got me an appointment right away even though I didn’t ask them to.

So the hygienist asks me what the problem is, and I explain that I am having tooth pain and tell her where.  X-rays are taken.  Dentist comes in, looks over the x-rays, and starts asking questions.  How does it hurt?  How long has it hurt?  What kind of pain?  Have you injured it?  She requestioned me, and I started to think she didn’t believe me.  Finally she tells me what is going on.  She says, “There is absolutely nothing visibly wrong with your tooth.  You have no decay.  Your tooth is fine.”  I say, “Well, then, please tell me why it hurts!”

So, she puts something on my tooth and says “Tell me when you feel this.”  I just sit there.  She says “You can’t feel that?  You really cannot feel that?”  I say “No, what am I supposed to feel?”  She puts it on another tooth starting to repeat the “Tell me when you feel this” statement, but before she can do so, I’ve already said “I feel that! I feel that!”

She says “Hhmm, interesting.  Well, you seem to have something called spontaneous tooth death”

What?  I didn’t know there was such a thing?!?!  There is seriously nothing wrong with my tooth, but it is as dead as a doornail and has an abscess underneath.  And, somehow my brain kept saying “Fix the abscess, tooth goes back to normal.”  But she assures me that it is dead and it is going to stay dead.  LOL.  So, full course of antibiotics for me, and another appointment next week.  If the pain goes away with the clearing of the abscess, I can keep my tooth as is.  If the pain stays, I need the full root canal and crown.  I vote for the pain to leave please!

Apparently I could have gotten some pretty good drugs, but since I refuse to use them anyhow, I told her not to bother writing the perscription.  I figure I can get through anything for a week.

Detail icord shots

OK Kath, here you are:

I started with a provisional cast on, and knit the entire sock.


I then picked the stitches up from the provisional cast on, and worked an icord bind off:


Sorry about the poor picture, when I enlarged it, it did the jpeg thing and got grainy.  You can still see how finished it looks, it really mimics the waving lines of the sock leg.

Mystery solved

I am sure everyone is about done seeing my daughter’s feet.  But here they are anyhow!  I finished up the cute socks, check out the adorable icord cuff!


That has brought me up to 4 pairs of socks during the month of March.  4 entries into the sock knitters annonymous group.  I am pleased to take a break until April!

Plans for April include a pair of socks, a pair of gloves, and the continuation of the coatimundi KAL.