Thursday, July 24, 2008

No scratching allowed :(

Finally, a new update!! I've been thinking about it for quite a while, but I'll be honest, I've been lazy about taking pictures and I just feel like I shouldn't really post without a picture. Weird, I know, but it's like, an unspoken blog etiquette/taboo kind of thing to me.

Anyways, I have not gotten a huge amount of knitting done lately. There are a few reasons. For one, I've been keeping busy!! Last weekend we went to the annual BBQ/cookout at my boss' house.

**NERD ALERT SIDENOTE**
Has anyone noticed that grammar rules are changing? I learned that to form the possessive of a word that ends in the letter "s" you just add an apostrophe.
Example: boss'
Now I see people ALL the time forming the possessive with apostrophe "s"
Example: boss's
This is just not right to me, I can't do it.
**END NERD ALERT**

So, we had to bring something for the picnic, so I made cupcakes!!



YUM! I love the funfetti sprinkle icing, but I secretly longed for pretty cupcake flag decorations like my friend Lauren sells in her Etsy shop. They would have been so cute! Next time I have to plan ahead!!


So, why did I tell you this long story in regards to my lack 0' knitting. Well, I got poison ivy at the picnic :( YIKES!! It freakin itches like MAD! I woke up Tues. morning full of what I thought was bug bites. Yea, that was pretty freaky. Come to find out later, it's poison ivy. I've been wearing long sleeves all week because it looks like I have some disease. Fortunately for me, it's been rainy/overcast in the Northeast and it's always cold at work, it hasn't been too bad. I'm now covered in Calamine lotion and I'm refraining from knitting because I don't want to get Calamine or poison ivy goo all over my sweater.

But, although I don't have a picture, I can tell you that I finished one sleeve and just started the second one, YAY! Also, a new Michaels store in my neighborhood just had a grand opening sale last weekend!! I got a coupon for 50% off one item. So, I went and got the cable needle set I've been eying for ages, but refused to pay full price for! AND, I wasn't the only thrifty knitter in the area, I got the LAST set!! I had to stand in line an hour and a half (no joke) but I was not missing out!




Lastly, my newest venture is to learn a bit of crochet. I've been wanting to do this since I bought a small set of hooks for my knitting bag, to catch all those dropped stitches! Well, I spent some time on the web and YouTube and lo and behold, I learned to make Granny Squares:

Maybe not perfect, but great to me! I've made about 10 (it goes so quick) and I'm looking forward to joining them all into an afghan throw!! I had to force myself to stop making them so I could get back to my sweater.

Now, you are all caught up, and I'm itching again, so it's time to redose the calamine before bed!

3 comments:

Carrie said...

Sorry to hear about your poison ivy!! A friend of mine once got it all over his face and in his eye! Poor guy...his eye actually swelled shut! I had to take him to an urgent care center to figure out what it was. :( Hope you feel better soon!

Stephanie said...

so glad you're alive!!! sad you're not "alive and well" but we've sure been missing you. your cupcakes look faaaaabulous!

PinkAdele said...

KellieBelle! I guess we both know what's it's like living from suitcases. So sorry to here about the poison Ivy OUCH! i don't think we get that here in the UK. We have nettles which stings to buggary! It's so good to be on my way to settleing again. BTW I love your cakes... wish I'd gone to that picnic they look scrummy! Hope you feel better soon! xxxxx