I’m still here….(Hi Callie!). I have neglected the blog for a long while. I really didn’t think there was anyone who still read this thing but I received an email from a distant relative who obviously does read my blog. 🙂
Speaking of, this is a small world story. Callie, correct me if I’m wrong because my brain is like swiss cheese these days. Awhile back I blogged about this. And because of this post I received an email from Callie who is a member of the Meeks side of our family. She is on a different ‘branch’ than I am so I don’t know the exact relationship but my guess is a cousin several times removed? lol Ok, we both have the same great great great grandparents. Does that make us cousins? Our great great grandfathers were brothers. All of this to say it is a very small world and I am so glad Callie found me because of family geneology post.
So what have I been up to the past few months? Not much. I did take some time out to find this:
I always name my cars so let me introduce you to Gabrielle. She is new to me and rides soooooooooo nice! I can’t believe the difference between my former car, Sydney, the Solara and Gabie. The Solara was beating me up. No kidding! It is unreal the aches and pains that no longer exist since I bought Gabie. I now sit up higher in traffic and I do like that. I feel more protected and safe.
On the knitting front, I am knitting on the Firefly Fringed Scarf by CEY. I fell in love with the finished product I saw in Tulsa a few weeks ago. So I bit the bullet and paid $15 for a booklet that only had ONE pattern I liked. Grrrrrrrrrrr That hurt in and of itself but then to make matters worse it is one of the most poorly written patterns I have seen. I had a clue when the lady at the yarn shop told me she would be available for help/questions if I needed help while knitting the scarf. Then I went on Ravelry to look up the pattern and had my eyes pulled wide open when every single person who posted that item said more or less the same thing: poorly written pattern!! Arrrrrgh! Anyway, I made it through the increase portion no problem. And just my luck I hit the decrease section on the 4th of July when the yarn shop was closed and everyone was busy with holiday celebrations. Ugh. So I sent out a few messages on Rav and put it aside until I got some answers. As it turns out I was proceeding as I should but because my stitch count was off I was stumped. Turns out the stitch count is off and you continue on in pattern. Ok! I’m on the downhill slide now. There are seven stitches that will be dropped when finished and those stitches will form a fringe. I’ve not done this before but I’m excited to see how it unfolds. Pictures then, I promise!
Lexi is doing well. She vascilates between laying on me so that I may pet her and going off alone for her beauty sleep. She is such a sweet and spicey kitty!
I hope you are filling your days with plenty of knitting!