Monday, February 12, 2018

YOP Week #33


At least I hope it is week #33?  This has been a very strange and ill-fated week.....stressing the "ill" part!  I felt like I was swimming upstream all week!
 But like I always say, it could be worse.  Grace, my cat with the liver problem is eating again and getting back to her healthy self.  I, on the other hand have decided that I have pancreatitus...not bad except for one long, painful night but I am on the mend, I hope, and praying it was just a single event and not my "new normal".  It's funny because I was trying my Doc's new diet....so much for eating healthy.  I'm sure there's no connection but one wonders.
Anyway, it was so dark here yesterday I had to use the flash on the camera and they are not pretty pictures but I am still learning........taking care of a very sick cat and her sick Mama did not bode for lots of knitting or anything else for that matter.  Hopefully, this coming week will be more productive.
I did get part of the sleeve done on my sweater but I haven't finished it like I had thought I would by now.  I so enjoy working on this that there is definitely going to be another one!
  The Cozy Memories Blanket is coming along and quite the project to tussle with.  It's best working on it in bed as it is almost too big for the bag I store it in !  I did do my 4 squares and more from last week........as you can see I am going across the width of it now and it is quite wide.  I think I could tuck it in if I wanted to.  What a great stash buster!  If you have a bunch of old acrylic you want to get rid of ...this is the way to go!
I am almost done with the 5 beaded star points on my Christmas Tree Topper and then there are the 5 unbeaded ones for the back of the star.  This is a very satisfying project and I love the yarn and pattern from Amber at Maker's Haven.  The pattern is free on Ravelry.
  I have no FO's (finished objects) but I do have some acquisitions coming in........namely a project bag, some progress keepers and some fabric.  I never got anything for myself for my birthday or Christmas so this is catch up!  I'm excited!
I've been watching Little Skein  and the Big Stash podcast this week which is Anne from Little Skein and the Big Wool and Stacie from Mustash Yarns.  It's a great podcast!  Anne also had a shop  update yesterday so check it out!  I love everything she does.  I'm going to update Ravelry this week and my YOP list and then next week I'm going to have a segment of what I plan to knit/crochet/sew/craft in the future.   Some pod casters do this and I find it interesting and motivating to see what projects they're planning.  Stitching The High Notes actually talks about "things" she wants to purchase too. 
The weather here has been up and down.....23 one morning and 51 the next......crazy winter everywhere it seems.  This week, if I feel up to it, I plan on picking up where I left off in my bedroom deep cleaning project, planning healthy meals that won't aggravate my pancreas and maybe look into a fitbit or pedometer and start walking again.  Nothing like a "health scare" to motivate you! LOL!  Actually, it was the pain that motivated me!  I hope you are all healthy and enjoying whatever projects you are working on!
Happy Trails!!!  





16 comments:

  1. So glad your kitty is feeling better and eating. I'm so sorry that you're hurting and wondering about pancreatitis. I can't believe how far you are on your sweater! It's looking great. I do love that tweed. And your Cozy Memories blanket sure is coming along. In trying to join the squares on my Last Dance blanket, I'm finding it's impossible to do anywhere other than on my dining room table. I'm hoping once I get all the squares joined in one direction, I can do the vertical joining while holding it on my lap. The reason one can't do that easily on the horizontal joins is because squares want to twist and turn and before you know it, you'll have squares going in all sorts of directions. I know because I did it a couple of times. Good idea about the fit bit (or other step counter). I find mine highly motivating. When I remember to wear it. ;^) I hope you figure out what's causing the pain, Sandra. And that you can get rid of it.

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    1. Well, the pain has subsided and now GRace stopped eating again. Evidently we're taking turns. I used to have a pedometer and tracked my steps and it is motivating but it broke so I need a new one. Good luck on your blanket square joining!

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  2. I am so glad to hear Grace is better. I am not glad about possible pancreatitis for you though. Such a painful disease.

    Your sweater is looking marvelous. You must model it for us when completed. Ypur memory blanket it really getting big. I can see how working on it on the bed is the best idea.

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    1. Thanks, Marsha! I don't get in to see the doctor until May so I will either heal on my own or end up in the ER...I feel great today and slept good so I am hoping maybe it was just bad indigestion? Or just a one time episode? Say a prayer please!

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  3. I'm so happy to hear about Grace. You though, are another story. Did you get yourself to a doctor? I'm so sorry you've been so sick this week. You have accomplished quite a lot for being so sick. Your sweater is looking lovely and that blanket is growing by leaps and bounds. Please take care of yourself Sandra. I'm a worrier by nature. I know that isn't good, but there it is. And I'm worried about you there alone with your animals. Please take care of yourself as well as you would one of them. Prayers and love my friend.
    Blessings,
    Betsy

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    1. I'm more worried about my girls than me. Who would take care of them? God will figure it all out for me....already feeling better! Thank you so much for your thoughts and prayers!

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  4. Oh Sam...pancreatitis is awful...well, I've never had it but believe it or not my pugs both had it. At least we know it's curable! But I hope you're not in too much pain now. I exercise each day on one of those little mini trampolines I got at Walmart for $40. When I can't get out to walk in the winter, I just walk in place on that, listening to music or watching a tv show, it's very easy on the knees.

    Your sweater looks great and so do those ornaments! Yay for Grace! I'm glad she's on the mend too! :)

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    1. The mini-trampoline is an excellent idea! Thank you! Because pounding the pavement around here isn't great for the knees and I need exercises that are gentle on the knees....years of horseback rising took it's toll on them! LOL! Brilliant!

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  5. Oh gosh, really glad Grace is better, but hoping you are feeling a bit better. And yet still you get lots done! Your sweater looks brilliant.

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    1. Moving around seems to mask the discomfort....it's when I lay down at night that it bothers me but what's a girl to do? Keep on keepin' on! Thank you for the compliment especially coming from such a great knitter as yourself, I really appreciate it.

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  6. Glad to hear about Grace. I have a fitbit, and my challenge this week is 11,000 steps a day all week. Not a problem, but I'm not losing the extra weight I put on since the spider bit incident. The older I get the harder it is to keep it off. I have a treadmill I got free, but I need to get to a gym soon. I'm not getting my garage cleaned out fast enough to use my equipment out there either. As soon as the afghan I am crocheting is done, I will start Christmas presents for the girls (that's the plan anyway).

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    1. I had a treadmill left from my parents and gave it away....now I wish I had it! LOL! 11,000 steps a day? I think I was doing 3,000 and I thought that was good or was it 10,000...I can't remember now but it does keep you aware.
      I agree....one cannot start Christmas presents soon enough! LOL!

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  7. Those bouts of pancretitis can be so painful, many times you have to go into the hospital and be put on IVs until the inflamation is done...no fun, our oldest daughter used to have flares many times a year. Keep a food diary for awhile...drink water and lots of it! I am so glad to hear than Grace is better. I hope she stays that way. Do you have a plan for your critters if you should have to go in the hospital...who will let them out and feed them and clean out the cat boxes? We have a neighbor who Chance loves...and of course our daughters:)

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    1. I need to make a plan. I have a neighbor who has offered and I should make instructions and put in a notebook just in case. A food diary is a good idea and I have been paying attention but I should write it down for myself and my doctor. You have great ideas! It seems to have subsided for now....I hope it stays that way!

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  8. Oh my, I hope it isn't pancretitis - so painful. yuck. I am glad your cat is on the mend though and I love the picture of swimming upstream. I have definitely been there. Take care this week and I hope you get to float along painlessly.

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    1. This hasn't been too bad...up and down both Grace and I but more ups than downs if that counts! LOL!

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