I'm not sure how many of you are still out there. It's been months...again. I just got internet put in, so maybe I'll be around now. Knitting has been really good for me. Getting back into touch with my favorite bloggers/knitters would be better. I need some shoulders to cry on. Some friends to lean on.
My 25th birthday passed, it was good. Not great. Still, a lot of good things happened and I'm trying to focus on that. Mr. Shad bought me a cake and sent me pictures of the kids with cute little signs. The work day was rather rough, but that night was great. I just hung out with those three little crazies. They are my everything right now. That weekend Mr. Shad took me to see Daniel Tosh
. Be forewarned that his sense of humor isn't for everyone. Only click that link if you are ready for some twisted laughs!
Don't be fooled though friends, just because he was doing all of these nice things doesn't change the status of our relationship. We are due to be divorced very soon. It kind of breaks my heart a little. Apparently we're failures at marriage. Who knew? So I'm trying to focus on the positive things in my life, the things I can control. After looking at my Ravelry...I realize that when things were at their worst, I took a break from knitting. From about March til August or September there wasn't much knitting happening. Probably due partially to not having my own place to live. Right now I am living in my own apartment, it feels really good to know that I am taking care of myself.
The next step is to get a career. Not a job, anyone can get a job. I need a career. Something that makes me happy and fills my time. At this point I am very tired of men. Though there have been several in my life. Some important, some not. Recently, I re-taught one of them to knit!! How do you feel about that? He wasn't even that bad. Though, I am not sure that he is on the "important" list. Actually, I know he isn't. That list is very, very short. I can count it's members on one hand. I've also made some close friends. There is going to be a little more heartbreak when I leave than I had originally intended. Yes, I plan on leaving North Carolina. Time to hit the road, stick out my thumb and close this chapter of my life.
Speaking of knitting, by the way, some time last month I had a "blonde moment" and cut the hell out of my thumb with...staples. Yes, I said staples. But it was those
big industrial type staples!! Stop laughing! Okay, it was a little funny. What wasn't funny is that I had to get three stitches and couldn't knit for a few weeks. That was sad! Especially because I was trying to finish the Hemlock Ring Blanket
for Mr. Shad's grandmother, which I had intended to be her Christmas present. I sent some of the earrings
I had made
earlier in the year instead. Apparently they were a big hit and everyone was impressed I had made them. Which confused me because I had been sure that my MIL had seen them before. I mean, Heather did get some for her birthday
. (Oh dear...that is coming up again soon, isn't it?) So...back to the knitting. I did finish the blanket. Yesterday. :) I also finished a shawl. Which is absolutely beautiful. Right now I have no camera, so all my pictures are from my cellphone. SORRY! The limelight scarf
is finished also.
Right now on the needles I have a Morning Surf Scarf
from my own handspun
! This is the perfect pattern for handspun. Of course, that's what everyone says. Sometimes I work on this at work. Early on Sunday mornings, and it gets so many compliments. I love that I have been working at this store for a year and people are STILL amazed that I knit. REALLY? You haven't seen the huge tattoo?? Wow...sorry, got sidetracked. The only other thing OTN is a pair of fingerless mitts that I am test-knitting for Krystofer
Labels: birthdays, knitting, life, scarf, shawl