Wednesday, June 5, 2013

In A Nutshell


It's been a little quiet here on the blog and I'll admit that it'll probably stay quiet for a while.  I had wanted to post about another FO yesterday but for some reason my internet was being all dodgy, and to make matters worse, the night before I made myself an awesome smoothie and then discovered that my kiwi fruit sensitivity had turned into a full-blown allergy!  My usual allergies consist of the typical watery/itchy eyes, nasal congestion, and sneezing.  So having an itchy mouth and throat, and difficulty swallowing was quite the new (and scary!) sensation for me.  At one point I freaked out because I started to gag because I couldn't swallow at all!  Not fun!  Luckily I managed to calm down, slurped back some antihistamines, and was able to prevent a trip to the ER.  Phew!  Suffice to say that kiwi fruit will no longer be  a part of my diet!

Another reason why it's been so quiet: I haven't been knitting much.  I know, I know!!  Me...not knitting?  What?  It's not that I don't want to, it's just that I've rekindled my passion with my first crafty love: sewing.  Since I'm trying to get into full bag production mode here, I've been spending a lot more time with my sewing machine.  I've even made some attempts at doing some selfish sewing and totally want to do more.  Or at least finish the tunic that I've started.  

There's definitely been more sewing than knitting going on around here.  But don't worry, I still love my Happy Street shawl and am slowly plugging away on it.  I think a part of me doesn't want the project to end because I love knitting with the gorgeous green that I've been using, hence the slight stall in project progress.  I've also been swatching for a new project (more about that later!) but my gauge has been a little off lately.  I think this is because of excessive rotary cutter/scissors use.  All of which means I need to knit more than 1 swatch when really all I want to do it cast on the project now.  

To balance my 2 main crafty loves, I totally plan on participating and taking advantage of World Wide Knit In Public week (not that I don't already knit in public) that's starting this weekend from June 8th to the 16th.  I vow that I will finish my shawl before the knitterly holiday is over.  Yes, I just decided that WWKIP is now going to be considered a knitterly holiday.  I should talk to my boss about making it a stat holiday...

Anyhoo, speaking of love, while I would love to stick around and chat knitting and sewing, I have some actual sewing to do before the Mister takes off for work!  Oh, and that FO I mentioned earlier in this post?  It'll happen.  Soon.  I promise!

♥ Happy Hump Day! ♥

8 comments:

  1. So kind of laughing at how much I can relate to this post: I recently dusted off my sewing machine too; I'm about to cast on Happy Street; AND I just discovered I'm allergic to kiwis (after eating them for years). Cannot wait to see your FO!

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    1. Omg Sandra! The similarities!! Haha!! The whole kiwi allergy still gets me. I was always a little sensitive to them (as in the corners of my mouth would get a little itchy, but nothing major), then out of left field BOOM! Allergic. It's crazy!

      There's definitely something in the crafty air that makes knitters want to rest their hands for a little bit and indulge in another craft for a while. Good luck on your Happy Street and sewing! ♥

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  2. As an ER nurse I'd just like to give you huge props for preventing an ER visit :) Not that people shouldn't visit the ER for potentially serious things, but we always appreciate it when people have at least tried OTC meds first! Also I'm totally on board with the "knitterly holiday idea" and am going to demand dbl time pay this weekend ;)

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    1. Thanks Lisa! :) I know just how crazy the ER can be, and how the wait times can get even longer or taken away from those who really need the help when people show up and their "emergency" could have either been treated at home or wasn't an emergency in the first place. It always surprises me when people don't even try to help themselves before seeking help.

      Haha, and let me know what your work says about the knitterly holiday idea! :p

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  3. I'm with you on this (not so much knitting and lots of sewing). Maybe it's a seasonal thing? Sitting with a pile of wool is my lap is not terribly appealing in the hot, humid summers! Sara

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    1. Hi Sara! I'm starting to realize that a lot of people have turned to sewing lately in favor of their knitting needles. I'm pretty lucky that I live on the West Coast and most of the time have a cool breeze to come cool me off, so knitting a pile of wool doesn't bother me. But I definitely agree that it must be a seasonal thing. Just hope our knitting queues don't get any longer because of this! ;)

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  4. Enjoy your multicraftural ebb and flow as I can attest to the fact that it is very much needed. I've been drawn to needle and thread lately too even though I have a dozen knitting WIPs going!

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    1. Haha, Preeti I have a dozen WIPs going too and don't think now is the time to take a break from them :P Oh well...maybe a little break from the needles isn't so bad...as long as I don't cast on anything new when I return to them!

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