Friday, September 24, 2004

Hubby's Big Surprise

Hey gang, Btchwstix has been a very busy girl lately. Not only have I been suffering from severe insomnia but I have also been planning a surprise 40th Birthday party for hubby. His birthday was actually earlier in the week, so he basically thinks I am not doing much. But, Saturday night I have 40 of our dearest and nearest going to play a hockey game then dinner upstairs in their restaurant (its a huge hockey/entertainment/sports facility). Jeez, I hope he likes it. So between this and not sleeping properly, things have been a little hectic. On the sleeping front, I seem to be getting better and I'll tell you I am not the kind of person that can survive on 4 hours of sleep, which is what I was averaging there for about 2 weeks. I went to the doctor and received a clean bill of health, although initially he worried the crap outta me thinking I had a thyroid disease. Now I am scheduled to go to a sleep clinic so hopefully I will be in better sleeping order. I have been sleeping better lately although I am not quite sure why. I have been trying to get outside more during the day to get a lot of sunshine so maybe that has helped. I was thinking maybe my melantonin was out of whack. I also ordered a new bed, which we were due for as you are suppose to change mattresses every 8-10 years and ours is ten. I ordered a KING size bed so that means another $500.00 worth of sheets, blankets and mattress protection needs to be purchased but I am looking forward to the large playground my husband and I have to romp in now. Last week I tried a few times to post but the damn thing wouldn't let me so that's another reason it has been a while. Can't remember if I told you about the KW knitting fair but it was really great. So many vendors, I was confused but I did buy some beautiful "BABI" from and couldn't be happier with the colour. Plus the price was right $22.00 for 660yds. Now for a knitting update:

  1. Harlot Poncho in blue and white cotton is half way done. After the initial screw up of yours truly being typically blonde, I figured out where the increases are without the stupid marker sliding all over the place (thus creating a very unattractive asymmetrical design)
  2. Scarf from Little Box of Scarves is working out very nicely in a mohair multicoloured mix
  3. Still working on afghan from 1970s pattern book and am 1/3 the way through 1st of 5 panels
  4. Started a triangular shawl in the new Grand River yarn for a Christmas gift to who I don't know yet
  5. Still need to frog sweaters for DN2 and DN3 that have now gotten too small for their rapidly growing bodies
  6. There's more, but the more I put this unfinished stuff in print the more I realize I have waaaaaay too much stuff on the go and it is kinda depressing me

That's it and will catch up with you all after the party.


Chelle said...

Hope the party goes 40th is in a couple months and if DH does anything except present me with something in a tiny velvet box...he's in trouble!

I know what you mean about frogging DD's sweaters. I always aim for one size larger than the largest girl and sometimes I barely squeak by!

About the increases and the markers on the ponchos...I made two last year and did more frogging than knitting until I caught the hang of it! LOL Glad I'm not alone!

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