Wednesday, December 15, 2010

WIP Wednesday

It's that day again, the busiest blog day of the week. When I get to go check out what everyone is making on Tami's blog.

From Knitting Kitties

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I made a little headway on the hat, it wasn't for lack of trying.  Yesterday, I had the worst Fibro flare that I've had in a long while.  I think incredible fatigue is worse than all the body aches. This really bothers me because I don't know what precipitated it.  I fear it may be some allergens I ran into on my walk Tuesday.  The bad thing about the desert this time of year is all the desert pollens that I seem to be quite allergic to.  I've considered getting one of those blue face masks for my walks.  Then I will have a very strange face tan with white around my mouth where the mask is.  *laughs* As my grandmother would say, I can't win for losing.

  Today, my sciatic nerve is inflamed and it hurts just to touch my left butt cheek. That was how I woke up, Bright Eyes put her paw on the nerve and I dreamed a horse kicked me in the backside.  However, I will plod on with the knitting.  Will be skeining up and dying some red later today for the last hat.  Me thinks there maybe much crying and gnashing of teeth this weekend while I try to finish up for mail on Monday.  Tuesday morning at the latest.  I think if I sent Priority Mail Tuesday morning it should still get to NY by Friday.

From Knitting Kitties
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For those of you who may not have been following my hat chronicles these past weeks.  I'm knitting three of these for my guys back in NY.  I'm using superwash merino that I dyed.  This one is for my youngest son who has more of a square head, so I'm going to knit the crown using Jared Flood's Turn A Square method.

Thank you in advance for any comments of encouragement, it's really getting to be crunch time here.  The cats are biting their nails wondering if I make the deadline.

From Knitting Kitties
Butterscotch says, "I trying to make Mama feel better with my cute."

*Forgot to switch the setting off landscape when taking this photo.  Too damn cute not to share.


CraftyCripple said...

That kitty is just too cute for words.

Aimee said...

My kitty does that too, and she makes equally adorable sad faces when I stop her from sitting on my yarn. Good luck with the hats-- they look great so far!

melbatoast68 said...

Oh Denise, I'm so sorry you're not feeling well! I'm totally with you on the whole teeth gnashing Christmas prep. The hats are looking great and your kitty is just adorable. Hang tough! I know you'll make it!

Tami Klockau said...

Wow, I hope you feel better! Pain like that is the worst!

Your kitty is adorable and the hat is looking GREAT. I love the blue with the black.

Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry you aren't feeling well. Hope the fibro. lets up soon. I've had sciatic nerve pain. It's the worst.

Feel better soon.

Hugs (gentle ones!)


paula said...

Yes, your cat does seem awfully stressed. He looks like he's worried sick about you (that or he's pining for a tummy rub). Hope that you're on the mend soon, and looking forward to seeing your hat progress!

Marushka C. said...

I hope your flare-up resolves quickly and that you get through your final holiday knitting projects without making the stress worst. It's a good thing you've got kitties to take care of you!

Affiknitty said...

The hat is looking great. Your colorwork is just perfect! I hope you feel better soon, I think the face mask would be worth it if it would help. You cat is certainly super-cute! Don't worry if things don't get done on time. I know I for one will be sending a few knit items after Christmas. .. better late than never!

Kathleen said...

Eek, sorry about the fibro flare, especially since you can't pinpoint the cause, which I imagine would be a combination of annoying and scary.

The hat looks great so far, and I hope you're able to finish it in time.

autumngeisha said...

Good luck with your gift knitting and I hope you feel better soon. It's always nice to have some unconditional comfort from such a sweet cat. The allergen mask is worth a try...wear a high SPF sunblock to prevent the tan lines.

Ames and Tash said...

Gorgeous kitty!

Anonymous said...

I've been tempted by a face mask on more than one occasion! I hope the sciatica/FM stuff clears up soon.

Dina said...

the hats are great! I am sure they will be a hit. I swear, if that cat gets any cuter I'm gonna kidnap it.

Rachel said...

so close you can so it, im sure that kitty would cheer me up lol x

Clara said...

Butterscotch is adorable (love the name) and I hope you will feel well soon.