Thursday, June 28, 2007

Playing catch-up

Its been my usual hectic couple of weeks. Try to get this on a roll.

I was bored last week, so I decided to break out the Dremel that I bought for myself and I made myself a Hackle! It worked,, but I think I have to relocate the combs to the short side,,,C clamps gave me a tough time. Picture trying to use the Hackle while the comb points are pointed to your tummy.



Again feet thrown in for comparison.


About 2 weeks ago, I went over to Kelly's house to hang and spin. I brought along my other bag of handpainted wool that I bought from The Drafting Zone (no web addy that I can find just yet!)





Kelly and I were making like dueling Spinners, lol,, or at least for a bit.



And when all was said and done,, I had this much done on my bobbin! Looks totally different, doesnt it?



And as it was getting dark,, what ferocious creature was this, with eyes glowing in the semi-darkness?



Why it is one of Kelly's Kitty's of course.

Since I have no pets of my own at the moment I have to live gratuitously through others pets!



Now this I love,,, the last week of June I was out sick. Mainly due to the fact my car hadnt started of Monday of that week, and there was no way I was gonna make it to work on time. And that did get me sick,,, to my stomach,,sigh. So I called in sick to work and had to stay out for 3 days just so I wouldnt get into trouble! Best part was getting myself my dr's note, and clearing myself to go back to work on Thursday,,till I called Wed nite to double check on something, and the Dispatcher tells me "Your still out sick". Dispatcher in the afternoon hadnt put me back to full duty,, sigh. So it was an extra day out for me,,, I should have made it the whole week. So much for Transit Authority policy.

But it did give me time to try and relax,, and cruise thru Etsy the whole week! Then I bought this!



Isnt it just the cutest little sock project bag you ever saw! AND it was half the price of the Goknit pouch. I got this little gem for only $10! I snapped this up from Deltafine Designs and boy is she speedy! I ordered this on a Tuesday, and I received it on Thursday! Happy shopping there!




It is just really perfect for holding my sock stuff! Its holding a wound ball of Colinette Jitterbug in the Mardi Gras colorway,, with my double points in my double point needle holder that I bought from Autumn House Farms.



Color of the fabric is just oh so pretty!

I have some more pics to post, will try to get it up later tonite or during the week. Its been a wild 2-3 weeks. Summer schedule started last week and I am now doing a straight express bus route! I cant even believe that I am doing this. Best part is,, it aint so bad!

I do one morning trip from Staten Island starting at 7:08am into Manhattan via New Jersey (and the Lincoln Tunnel). Very interesting taking a 45 ft long, 11 ft high bus thru a tunnel with traffic. Once that is done and I pull into the Manhattan Depot, around 9:30am,, I dont do my afternoon trips (2 trips out of lower Manhattan to Staten Island with a total of going back and forth 3 times thru the Battery Tunnel) till 3:10,, so I actually have time to myself for once. When that is done I pull into my depot at around 7:15pm. Makes for a really long day, given that I'm up at around 4am,,, and come home around 9-9:30pm,(commuting with hubby for the summer so I have to wait for him to finish at 8pm). But I get to see the Son from hell,, who by the way, failed English and is in summer school till the beginning of August, sigh.

The only thing thats really sad right now is about my FIL. We found out about 3 weeks ago that he's been diagnosed with a blood cancer. Its not leukemia or Hodgkins lymphoma, which are treatable, depending what form it is. It called Multiple Myeloma,, and there is no cure. I wont get into the specifics of it. Lets just say it hasnt been an easy 3 weeks, especially for hubby,,, and it doesnt look like its going to get any better any time soon.

The only thing that makes things a bit easier to deal with is that I got my Ravelry invite last week. I like to lose myself checking out all the patterns and yarns. It does much for stress reduction!

Ciao for now!

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