Tuesday, April 01, 2008

I am feeling better now... In fact I think I might pull through

Slowly but surely I am starting to feel more like myself and less like I want to die because my my head feels like it is about to explode. It is amazing how even a low grade fever can sap the energy right out of you. Sunday was so bad that I did not even knit a single stitch. That is how sick I was.

The big stress for the move is the process of finding housing, not packing. The military provides us with movers, so moving day is actually relatively stress free. The boys and I will be hiding out at a friend's house while my husband oversees them, making sure that they do not drop anything or move something that needs to stay behind (like a can full of trash).

We are not sure that we will get the leave to make a visit to Kansas in late April so that we can look at houses. It would be very awesome if we could find the perfect house right away so that we would have a house waiting for us when we get there. I know that this is not very likely, but I can always hope. I just hope that we can find something that meets our needs and is at a good price.

I have not been entirely unproductive during my illness. I did manage to knit some and finished a project just last night.

These socks are for Karen. She picked out the yarn (I never would have figured her for a pink kind of gal) with a tiny bit of help from me and a lot of help from her local yarn store. I will show more detailed pictures once she gets the socks, but I thought it would be fun to tease her with a glimpse.

I have also been working on this:

Tama might recognize this yarn. I bought it from her as a Valentine's gift to me from my husband. The funny thing is that both of the yarns I bought from her ended up being knit as gifts for others. For me the joy in the yarn was in the knitting of it. I guess that is a sign that I am a hardcore Knitter.

By the way, this picture does not do this yarn justice. This hand dyed yarn has such amazing depth. Commercially dyed yarns are so very even and flat, they are missing the subtle differences in shade that you get with hand dyed yarns. This skein sat on top of my computer for quite awhile for me to enjoy before I came upon the perfect pattern (from 101 Designer One-skein Wonders) and perfect person to gift it to. It is going to be hard to let this one go, but the person getting it is very deserving (and does not read the blog, so if you are reading this it is not for you :P).


Karen (Pediascribe) said...

MY SOCKS! They are beautiful! Even balled up!!
Yeah, I'm usually not a pink kinda gal. But the OSU colored yarn was $25 a skein and I needed 2 skeins! $50 for a pair of socks was out of my price range.

The pink was just so pretty sitting there. Calling to me. :)

Tama said...

Glad you are feeling better :) I wouldn't make it through having "movers" move me. I had a bad experience as a teenage girl and, as a result, get anxiety attacks just thinking about some stranger (meaning someone other than me or my husband) touching my belongings! I've heard it makes moving much easier though.

Wow! That yarn turned out wonderful! I never really get to see the true pattern of a yarn until it is knit up. Before I knew it was the yarn I made I said, "Oh! What a PRETTY scarf!".

Diana said...

Glad you're on the mend. Hannah says you'll be the closest family members living by them when you move to Kansas.

chelle said...

Yay for feeling better.
Not knowing is so the hardest part! Hang in there!
Ooo pretty knitting!

Elizabeth-W said...

We KNOW you're sick if you can't stitch! So glad you're feeling better.
We had movers once, and it was really nice. I had a 1 year old at the time.
But I doubt it will ever happen again, unless we win the lottery, and since we don't play.... :)

Gina said...

That would be stressful if you couldn't get out there to see anything beforehand. I'm guessing though, that the prices are gonna be pretty reasonable, at least compared to here.

Glad you're feeling better!