Through the Back Loop

Adventures in knitting, fiber arts, and family.

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

A Moment to Savor

What's a girl to do? The grass has been cut, two flower beds turned up for a second time, laundry is going, daily chores are done, kids are fed and sent off to swim - leaving me

what's this?


Could it be?


What to do? What to do?

How about updating some computer things while working 182-stitch rows of lace on US3 needles? With. The. Pattern. MEMORIZED.

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Yep... that'll do just fine!

Thursday, April 06, 2006

A Blogging Break

I have to take a blogging break for awhile. I guess that, if I’m honest, I have ALREADY started a break. Things have been just too hectic for too long, and I find myself feeling guilty every time that I read someone else’s post and know that it has been ages since I have posted myself.

Both of my in-laws continue to have major health problems, an aortianeurysmim, colon cancer for my father-in-law, and a stroke and a heart attack for my mother-in-law have left them less than well. They moved into a nursing home on Monday and it is a terrible place. I have been in several nursing homes, and this one seriously made me cry.

And it’s that time of year again. The time where we try to find a job for my husband close to home. We would like to be a family again, like the days when we actually all lived under the same roof and saw each other every day. This is just not working. I have applied for a job close to where he is working and living, but deep down I really don’t want to move. It is too much work.

I have finally finished the Olympic gloves that I thought would only take 8 days. They took about 8 weeks. I’m working on a frustrating pattern right now for my oldest daughter. It is a basketweave cable pattern purse and I rip almost as much as I knit. Not very relaxing.

I’m going to take this break for awhile. Notice that “awhile” is not defined. I can’t commit to anything! J