Thursday, September 18, 2008

Dishrag Tag

I received my box today and MAN was it filled with goodies! Much to my delight, there was a pair of Knit Picks circular needles in there. I have been admiring these needles for quite some time, so this really made my day.

Got my package sent off this afternoon. I've really enjoyed being a part of the Tag. Very fun to meet new people all over the country.

In other news, I haven't been doing as much knitting as I would like due to my broken finger. I had to go to an orthopedist on Monday. Found out the tendons in my finger are all messed up and I have to wear a splint for 6 weeks. Makes knitting rather tedious! Not to say I don't cheat and take it off every once in a while but I'm trying not to do that too much. I would rather have 6 weeks of less knitting than fingers that don't work when I'm older.

And totally non-knitting related...went to see Saving Abel, Shinedown and Buckcherry in Moline on Tuesday night. They were absolutely AMAZING! Saving Abel had a meet and greet after the show and I got their autograph and got to shake their hands. Very nice guys. Shinedown was very dark and goth and it was incredible. And of course Buckcherry rocked beyond all rock. Had a GREAT time!

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Finger Update

Well two weeks later and my finger doesn't look a whole lot different than it did the night I broke it. Because of this, I have to go back to the hospital tomorrow and have another x-ray done. Oh joy.

Finished up my Monthly KAL. I have a sister that is a new school teacher, so this cloth will go to her. Took a few pictures of it last night but none turned out particularly well so I will take some more in the morning. I always seem to have better luck with morning light. :)

Update - picture of my MKAL September cloth.

And stitchmarkers made from Tina's tutorial at Love2Knit Dishcloths. My camera was being somewhat of a booger and trying to focus on the background rather than the stitchmarkers. Might mess around with it a bit more tonight.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Long Weekend = Knitting!

Enjoyed a nice long weekend. Wound up going camping Saturday through Monday with the kids. Mind you, we stayed with my parents and my Aunt so this was not camping so much as staying at a home away from home! They both have permanent campers in a beautiful campground in Northeast Iowa.

Did a dishcloth for my sister this weekend and finished up my Exchange cloth for my partner (Kim). Sent the box out Tuesday morning. I think that's the fastest I've ever gotten one out! :)

Went to the doctor last night and they switched splints. My finger still has a funky bend to it and still hurts like mad. Hopefully this will help!