Thursday, May 08, 2008

all it took was an earthquake...

for me to post a blog update. I didn't realize such things happened in Virginia, so the rumblings I thought were construction work on the floor above me, turned out to be a rumbling of the earth 6 km below me. Very strange indeed.

I've been away for quite a while, mainly because I really haven't knit anything since Christmas. In fact I have partially knitted Christmas "gifts" still lying around. There are even some mostly completed knitted items that just need a bit work (weaving in the ends, blocking, etc.) I seem to have lost my knitting mojo. In fact I have large gift certificate (a christmas present from the family) to a wonderful yarn store sitting on my desk, and I haven't a clue or inclination to buy anything. My yarn stash taunts me from my shelves and my knitting needles take up space on my desk. I still buy knitting magazines, yet while I find the patterns intriguing, I still knit nothing.

Life's been a bit crazy these past few months. At first I think I was stressed out from starting a new job and the holiday crush. That and I tend to spend my free time fawning over my niece, the pumpkin. She's a gorgeous baby with a beautiful smile but she's had a pretty difficult few months. She's been diagnosed with infantile spasms, which is a rare type of seizure disorder. Her seizures last 1-3 seconds long but they occur in clusters that last for several minutes. It can be very scary sometimes.

Anyway, if and when I knit something, I will post. Otherwise stay tuned for photos of the baby, the dog, the garden. Right now, photography is easier than knitting and I'm quite obsessed with bokeh.

Thanks for stopping by.


Lolly said...

Love the bokeh! bring it on :)

That definitely was crazy to hear about the earthquake... I didn't know such things happened here!

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry to hear about your niece. Can't wait to see pictures though.


Diane said...

And I even declared, "That COULDN'T be an earthquake because I KNOW earthquakes. I, apparently, did not.

If you're up for bokeh lessons, my trigger-happy girls are more than willing to play with someone else's camera :-) Then again, it may be safer to wait till you get your knitting mojo back. Less expensive to drop knitting needles.

angelarae said...

Sorry to hear about your niece. I hope something can be done to help her. Glad to hear you are alive and breathing. I've lost my knitting mojo before, too, and it came back with a fury. Best:)

Life's a Stitch said...

Thanks for the update. Wishing you and your family smooth times ahead.