I haven't felt much like blogging. I haven't felt much like doing anything really. Work for the past three days has been crappy. I don't want to be here and I don't want to work. If I were four years old I would totally throw a tantrum right about now.
I read my last post over again and I really didn't mean for it to be such a doom and gloom post. The situation with the blood work was frustrating but really, what's waiting another few months in the scheme of the last 13 years of waiting? Really, nothing at all. And, I don't think the blood work is going to tell me anything anyway. So, no big deal. And my grandpa, I miss him and wish he hadn't died, but I'm not overwhelmed with sadness or anything. I'm the most sad for my grandma. Since I was remembering him while writing the post I figured I'd write out some things that I'll remember most about him. It ended up sounding pretty sad.
Thanksgiving at my grandma's house was nice. I think I'm a turkey snob now, after having cooked/hosted for the past three Thanksgivings, because I definitely missed my turkey! But all the food was yummy. My aunt had to prepare everything at her house and then pack up and move the entire meal to my grandma's house because my grandma doesn't want to leave her house anymore. That's no small task. She's a wonderful person. (not only on thanksgiving - she helps my grandma clean and even comes over on a regular basis to help her bathe)
Anyway, I wanted to lighten up the posts and I've never blogged about crocheting before so here goes!
Back in July my sister (C) and I decided to learn to crochet. We went to a craft store and bought a book, some yarn, and a hook. Then we sat on my couch and proceeded to get frustrated in about an hour. haha
We kept at it though, C much more than me. She has made a queen size blanket as an xmas gift for a friend, another half a blanket, a couple hats, and at least one scarf. All summer and most of the fall she only worked part time so in the mornings she would crochet before work and she'd also do it while watching sports on TV with her SO.
I've never completed a project except for my very first one:
I have also done a few swatches to practice different types of crocheting. After the dishcloth I started my blanket.
I started it in the summer. It's still not even half done! It is now about twice as big as it is in the pic above. Maybe someday I'll finish it. I really enjoy crocheting but I never think about sitting down to just crochet and it's hard to crochet and watch a TV show with R at the same time.
Going to the craft store is dangerous now. Even though I don't crochet often, every time I go I want to buy more yarn and patterns! There are so many kinds of yarn out there! I have to stay away from that store until I actually need more yarn for my current project.
This is a beautiful pink yarn that I bought because I think it would make a wonderful, light-weight, baby-type blanket. It's soooo soft I want to sleep with it like a pillow. No, I haven't even started a blanket from it yet.
If I ever manage finish another project I'll definitely post pics.
Bonus bloggy fun: Can you find the dog in three of the six pics?! hehe