Sunday, January 22, 2006

Time For The Weekly Post...

Well, here it is, the weekly post... Things have been so crazy lately, I really hope to have more time soon to post more often. So this will be a monstrous post as I have much to catch up on.

First, since Blogger never lets me put things where I want them, is the moss stitch scarf I knitted, like, last year, with the awesome Debbie Bliss Alpaca Silk I got at the Shabby Sheep in Dallas. You probably remember it, as it was only about 2 posts ago...
I am so happy with the way this turned out. It is so soft.

And, sorry these pics really suck, but here are a few pics of my 63 squares for the longest afghan ever. Okay, it's the only one I've ever made, but it seems like it will never end. I've joined the 63 Squares Crochet Along at Crochetville, and everyone there has been immensely helpful and encouraging.

And I did end up going to that huge sale last Saturday... Went with my friend from work to Sealed With a Kiss and everything in the store was 25% off. It was so much fun. Ran into several ladies from the new Sit n Stitch and scored some awesome stash additions...
3 skeins of Cascade Palace cotton/wool on clearance for about $2.50 each! And that awesome blueish stuff is angora that was also about $2.50 each. Also got some new Addi Turbo's and some double points (details in a minute) that I finally mastered! We also ran into Susan while we were there and chatted with her for a while at the store, then went on to an awesome resturaunt called Granny Had One. Best soul food I've had in a while. I had the calorie conscious meatloaf and was in heaven! I forgot the camera but Susan has some pictures on her blog (in all our Saturday morning glory.) We had so much fun with her. She's actually the one that started the Sit n Stitch.

And finally, a pic of MY FIRST KNITTED HAT! I had been eyeing Crazy Aunt Purl's Roll Brimmed Hat recipe (gotta love a knitting recipe that includes Robert Mondavi Shiraz in the ingredients list- for the dpn's, of course) for a while and finally decided to give it a shot. Also, I needed something to do with that awesome Blue Sky Organic Cotton I got at Why Knot Knit in Atlanta. Oh, and I found a local shop last week that carries it! I was really freaked out by the double point needles, but they weren't bad at all. I'm pretty happy with how it turned out!

This week was so incredibly crazy at work. My boss came in for a few days from Portland, and we got to hang out some but mostly do some stuff I have not been looking forward to. Spent one day testifying on some really crappy stuff, spent the next addressing issues with clients that seriously needed to be addressed but did not go over well. Working in the substance abuse field (and with healthcare professionals at that) has proven to be one of the most challenging things I have ever done. But I am so thankful of the opportunities I have had because I have learned far more than I ever thought possible. And done more things than I honestly thought I was capable of. My boss flew out on Thursday evening and I was so exhausted I went home and went to bed. And missed the Sit n Stitch. That's how tired I was.

Then I got up Friday and had a horrid meeting with a group of people who should have been much more professional than they were. I was astounded at the lack of immaturity. I wish I could tell you more.

Then I had an MRI done on my TM joints so I can finally make an appointment with the surgeon in Dallas about trying to get my jaw fixed. But things have been a bit better lately, my new specialist is trying several different things and I'm feeling more encouraged than I have in a while.

Then I got up Saturday and ran a mile. Outside. In an actual organized fun (okay, so the 5K and 10K were the organized one and we just kinda skipped along behind) but I ran it and I finished. Good thing I carbed up all week in preperation! I think I'm close to being ready to run a 5K, that is so exciting!

My sister in law came up on Friday with our 3 year old nephew and 7 year old niece and spent the weekend. We had so much fun, took them to a Natural History Museum Saturday then to Incredible Pizza. That place is unbelievable, it's like Vegas for kids. Then today we layed around most of the day. It's been a great weekend.


Anonymous rebecca said...

I missed you at sit and stich, hope you come next week. it was fun to read about your week, although it didn't sound like you had that great of a time! but if you come and sit/stitch with us, it will automatically be better...

8:17 PM  
Blogger Tandi said...

Thanks Rebecca, I really missed the group, sounds like it was fun! Hope to see you Thursday.

9:21 PM  
Blogger SheCrochets said...

Sounds like a great weekend... plus, your stash additions are beautiful!

8:04 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a beautiful scarf and your squares look lovely! The 63 squares 'ghan is the 'ghan that keeps on going, isn't it?! I thought I'd never finish that thing! I'm always available for encouragement! :)
Lovely yarn! Sounds like a fun day shopping amidst some very challenging work days.

3:58 PM  
Anonymous Jomo said...

Great squares! Did you finish the afghan already?

Many greatings from Germany!

8:19 AM  

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