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! ♥