Friday, April 07, 2006

Sometimes Life Gets in the Way of Knitting

Hi everyone. This is quickie post to let you know I haven't forgotten how to knit or blog, I've just been monumentally distracted by a recent complication in the pregnancy. No I'm not on bedrest (wish I was, then I could knit more!) but I'm preoccupied all the same. And it doesn't help that things have been busy anyway with appointments and childbirth classes.

I have been knitting though! In fact, I really look forward to when I can sit on the couch and just knit. It takes my mind off things. I finished another gift scarf for my brother's' birthday and now I'm practicing on baby booties before I knit a gift pair for a friend - yes, the one who was supposed to have a blanket but not anymore. The booties will match the baby hat I've already finished so they will be a set.

Rebekah will be glad to know that, although I've been tempted, I haven't purchased any yarn since she first posted about the Yarn Focus Challenge. However that hasn't stopped me from buying the Yarn Harlot's Knitting Rules! or a couple of baby sock patterns like this one. Or, for that matter, yet another new knitting bag. If you haven't heard of the yahoo groups Knitswap or Knitting-For-Sale, you might want to join. Someone advertised her barely used Namaste Executive Bag for only $40 including shipping so I jumped on that right away. Should be here
any time now.

That's all the news for now. Like I said, my mind has been on other things so I apologize in advance if you haven't seen any comments from me lately on your own blogs. I hope all of you are happily knitting away and that Spring has already arrived wherever you are.


candsmom said...

Happy Belated Blogiversary to you! I'm so glad that I got the chance to know you through this medium. I'm so sorry to hear about all the stress with the gestational diabetes. After having several high glucose readings at my monthly appointments for my second child, I had to take that insulin resistance test, too. It came back with borderline results, so I had to follow a pretty strict diet. I was lucky that I didn't have to monitor my levels- I can't even imagine how stressful (and painful!) that must be. Big hugs to you- you can do this, Lynette!! It must be so difficult to adhere to such a strict diet, especially when it seems like it's not working in spite of your most careful efforts. But, I know that you'll find that balance soon and that baby will be healthy and strong. Hang in there and take care! :-)

Rebekah said...

I'm so sorry your having such a tough time, I just read the baby blog, just think a year from now this will be all but a distant memory. And really in the grand scheme of things, a year isn't much time. You'll make it, and soon you'll have a beautiful little girl to cuddle, feed, change diapers, etc.

My thoughts are with you.

Stephanie said...

I'm thinking good thoughts for you. Great score on the namaste bag. I have the jetsetter and really like it. It sounds like you're getting a lot done - don't be too hard on yourself. I can't wait to see the cute baby booties.

sherry said...

keeping you in my thoughts, and miss ya on the blog!! But take care of yourself and the wee one.
Great deal on the namasta bag. I preordered the new one coming out.

kittensmittens said...

hope you feel better soon