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Sunday, August 24, 2008

Remember Me?

I am still here...promise. Wow can you tell when you don't post? People stop emailing you, even! Obviously comments go way down, but if you don't pop up on people's Bloglines? I think you really do sort of disappear...

Anyway, I'm alive, I'm still "kicking" - oh, well, perhaps not quite considering the pain in my heel - lol

Here's one of the things I was busy with this weekend:
The little one in the middle had his second birthday during the week last week, and we had a party at our local pizza buffet (the boys all love it, and we can all afford to eat there! These days that's a huge plus!). A great time was had by all...the little one is enamoured of Thomas the Train. I wish I had the photo of him when he opened up his engine, but the camera was not ready, it all happened too fast. The look of wonder and sheer delight was truly priceless...(nope, it was a gift from Mom and Dad, not Nana - she was practical, of course, as nana's often are - clothes and all three of her favorite boys got Spiderman baseball caps, which were a hit!)

Sis-in-law kindly agreed to come back to my place after the party. We spent 9 hours (yes) cutting the makings of 8 bags for the cat show. I have the most wonderful sister-in-law in the world, you know? Mu-wah!

Last night, I finally (after a long phone call with the friend who chose and wound the yarn for the Hot Flash Seaweed Socks) gathered the nerve to perfom surgery on the ill-fated sock...
Below? The circular is inserted below the heel that will soon be history (again)...
And still a better view of that critical stopping point...

Post surgery, heel removed (you know, that sounds almost truly gruesome in light of the plantar fasciitis mess I've been going through! No...I'd rather not have my REAL heel amputated quite as this one was...thankfully, this operation was bloodless!)
And finally, in process of knitting my standard sock heel...the heel bed is about 1/2 way (it's taking longer to get there...these ARE size 0s, after all!
I took the Cherry Tree Hill Feather and Fan second sock to the birthday party and knit merrily away on it. Till I realized I'd messed up the pattern row about one repeat back. The sock was put away and tinked this morning during the news...Geesh. You'd think I was a novice sock knitter or something!
These are a few of the bags we cut (and I made) this weekend - all Mera's and one you've seen before. The middle one is a bit staid and respectable for Nana Sadie Rose as it's solid black outside with a pretty hot pink and lime green psychedelic kitty print inside. Even conservative gals can have a Nana Sadie Rose bag!
She's been at it all day, they were at it all day least she found my catnip pillow, but I wasn't much help as a sewing assistant as a result of being high as a kite today! The Meezer.


Blogger Tan said...

Wow, Hot Flash is popping up everywhere! Cute. I was so far behind on blog posts that I just read your last one, so I was thinking of you if no one else was.

8:44 PM  
Blogger Carole Knits said...

Oh my gosh, you really are working so hard! Glad you got a break with the birthday party.

9:13 PM  
Blogger Opal said...

I love the middle bag. Prim on the outside, wild on the inside. ;-)

1:12 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bloodless heel surgery--and I suppose you are going to tell me that that puddle of pink was all YARN. VBG!

Aren't you glad to be over that hurdle?

Good for you getting caps for all 3 boys--what an inspired gift.

8:46 AM  
Blogger Knitting Linguist said...

It sounds like a wonderful weekend -- good birthday parties are the best. As is your SIL! Those bags look great :)

1:38 PM  
Anonymous Carrie K said...

The Meezer had the best time of it. I have to check back on your hot pink sock surgery when my head isn't killing me.

4:03 PM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

I love that black bag! Very chic.

9:02 AM  

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