Monday, January 5, 2015

making



Well, I'm not going to lie and say that I'm not very much irritated that I'm still sick, two weeks after coming down with this awful cold. As the course usually goes, my colds almost inevitably turn into very painful sinus infections. And I always try to squeeze out just one more day before caving (one too many days later) from the severe facial pain and going to the doctor for an antibiotic.

I spent my Sunday morning knitting in an urgent care center, waiting to see the doctor, who then agreed that I did indeed need Augmentin. I squeezed two doses in yesterday, just so very desperate to end this pain. I so just wish I had a valve right now that I could turn to drain my sinuses and relieve the pain and pressure. That would be so awesome.

But enough with the complaining. 

Today is our first day back to our regular routine. Two weeks off. It was sooo nice. I enjoyed it immensely. Not having our school studies hanging over my head everyday was such a nice thing. I love homeschooling, but it is another duty in each of my days. A duty that I do joyfully most of the time. But I do have my moments. And I always love a break.

Lily made her first very own crocheted hat over the weekend. Can I just squeal with pride?! She's been wanting to crochet in the round for months, but I kept putting her request off, not knowing if she was ready. But Friday I threw that excuse out the front door and sat down with her. She caught on right away. She even successfully learned the magic loop. She worked on her hat Friday night and Saturday morning and had it finished before lunch. She did a great job. Did I mention that I am very proud of her?

I've been working on a custom sweater vest that I am doing for a friend. (This pattern to be exact.) The yarn I'm using is from one of her alpacas, and, oh my gosh, is it luxurious. You want to talk about perfect drape and softness? This here yarn has got all that and more. This is the biggest project I've ever been commissioned to do, and with life and all of the busyness of the last few months, it's taken me much longer to do than I anticipated. However, I just texted her yesterday to let her know I only have the edging and blocking left to do, and then the sweater will be hers. Oh happy day!

I'm also working on another Honey Cowl, also in 100% alpaca. (I just adore alpaca yarn.) This is the one I'm making for my mom. Also in the crochet/knit mix are some projects I'm working on for Lily's birthday next month. Everything we're giving her will be handmade by me. Well, I did buy one item at a little shop that was handmade but not by me. I told her that she was receiving all handmade gifts this year, and she is sooo excited, which made me even more excited to make them!

And as I know many others are heading back to work/school after extended holidays, have a fantastic day! Let's face this day with gusto! 

2 comments:

The Bell Family said...

Love your blog as always. Great pictures! I sent you an email.

Tina

susan said...

Your photos are just beautiful! I hope you're feeling a little better. I've had my share of sinus infections and they are definitely not fun. I can't believe your daughter made herself that hat -it's beautiful and yes, you should be proud. Wishing you a very happy, healthy 2015.