Sunday, January 07, 2007


(Wherein you are given a list of woulda-coulda-shouldas.)

Yes, I'm alive.

I intended to sum up how many socks we knit in 2006. (2492 socks, or 1,246 pairs)

I intended to write a love-letter anniversary post to my husband. (um. Love ya. Mean it.)

I intended to talk about resolutions for the new year. (seven sweaters, all for me. lose 8000 pounds. become perfect wife.)

I did none of that.

My computer went down a few weeks before Christmas, and only just got back and running (and I'm not trusting it will be back for good, we'll see this time) so checking e-mail and other computer related time involved a trip a few towns over to my parents' house, which isn't always super convenient. Add to that having to go back onto the miserable diet for maintenence testing and I'm having odd complications due to calcium issues that have made typing (and knitting) painful and awkward.

Things are going better tonight, after a very relaxing night with some friends and some redheaded sluts. I knit longer than I've been able to knit all week, and was even able to sit on a couch and then stand up again, which for most of the week has been pretty challenging. I'm having one more now before I head off to bed, so in essence I'm Blogging Under the Influence.

But I'm on the diet for the next two weeks or so, and will only feel worse and worse, and more and more miserable, so rather than whine too much, I'll probably just take a bloggerly hiatus until things are settled there.

Until then, you can see what I have been working on, the cashmere beginnings of my 2007th Heaven project of knitting seven sweaters for myself. I feel very prim and demure knitting my pink cashmere argyle when wearing flannel pants and my ratty old favorite sweatshirt with holes all over it, while weeping uncontrollably at utter nonsense because of the chemical inbalance in my body right now.


Anonymous Stacey said...

It will get better? (yes, the question mark is intentional) :) Because I understand that sometimes, it doesn't feel like it will... and you want to slap people who tell you that!

I just got put back on no knitting again. At least I have a date I can start again. I understand the imbalance too. With all the pain and nerve stuff and then not having slept through the night in 3 months... I'm weeping with ya sister!

1:46 AM  
Blogger Valerie said...

Hang in there! (Don't worry, we'll all still be here when you get back.)

1:56 AM  
Blogger Jane said...

I think that hanging around in flannel pants and a ratty old sweatshirt while knitting cashmere is just what is called for here. Love you!

8:26 AM  
Blogger Bess said...

Cashmere is always the right yarn to be knitting - no matter what else you are wearing.

many hugs. many many hugs. many many many.

8:41 AM  
Blogger rho said...

Oh kiddo - that just sucks eggs -- soft hugs coming your way.

I am so glad you had the link to redheaded sluts - I just thought you were talking about your friends you were visiting with :D I am going to remember that recipe - sounds yummy....

and ditto on everything Jane said -- she is so much better than I am with words ;)

more *soft hugs*

11:12 AM  
Blogger Kadiddly said...


You think we expect you to curl up and do whatever you need to do to feel better in an evening gown?? These situations are exactly why flannel pajama pants and comfy sweatshirts were created.

I'm glad you're alive, and I really hope that you can feel better soon! Teddie sends some snuggles, too, and reminds you that petting cats and pitbulls who adore you is good therapy (he might be biased, though)!

1:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love you sweetie!
Happy Anniverary
I wish you health and love for the New Year

Always your "Yellow" Bridesmaid..



3:36 PM  
Blogger fig said...

Amie, I'd wondered where you'd gone! Take good care of yourself. We don't mind the grumbling. What a great idea--2007th Heaven. I think I'll join ya! Much better than knit from your stash--although I could knit myself 10 sweaters without buying any new yarn! Ha! Love the argyle...yum.

3:47 PM  
Blogger Ceallach said...

Amie! Dollink! you're back!

Is the 7 sweaters thing a formal deal that you could post a linkee too? If not, mind if I join you?

Certainly, I have 7 sweaters of yarn in my stash, or is it 70? I forget.

4:02 PM  
Blogger Robknits said...

I just ran into the kitchen to double check my Synthroid stash. So sorry they are putting you through this -- and I am glad you came on to let us know you are OK (miserable maybe, but OK). Enjoy the luscious yarn. rob

4:11 PM  
Blogger vi said...

oh sweetie feel better soon
I will tell edmond and bonnie to baaaaaaa for you
they are little red heads too

8:42 PM  

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