Thursday, May 10, 2012

Holding Steady

I am still here. I have been reading and knitting and trying to get my craft room into some state of usefulness.  The writing has somehow been eluding me.  I have been doing some, but what I have been doing is at a more “personal” stage and nothing I care to share.  I have also been experiencing some physical and emotional highs and lows which make it a challenge for me to challenge myself.  For the most part I am doing what I can and just trying to meet the small goals I set for myself on a daily basis.  I know the few readers I do have visit me mostly for knitting content or to see what the kitties have been up to lately.  In the interest of keeping my readers on board, I will try to share a little of both today.

Right now I have six projects on the needles.  Three pairs of socks, one pair of mittens started and now left over from the winter that never really materialized here in the Midwest, a vest which was a planned project and a shawl which is a treat. 

My photos as usual are dubious, but here are a couple of “in progress” shots that I can share. 
Hearts and Flowers socks pattern by Wendy Johnson

Some stripeys just for me

May Mystery Socks from SKA pattern Chiendent by RoseHiver

I did recently finish a pair of socks that I am extremely proud of.  As I am of the team they represent:
I call these "Hunt for (another) Red October" Go Cards!

And as for the kitties, they are excelling at a cycle of eat-sleep-poop-bug mama-eat-sleep again. All the recent pictures of the kitties are on my phone, so I'll have to share those another time, meanwhile, here's what they have been doing.

Zelda has laid claim to the spot I normally sit in whenever I’m not.  I’m trying to convince her to use the cat bed which she used to sleep in almost constantly but she hasn’t wanted anything to do with since we moved to IA.  She slept in it for about 20 minutes the other day and then as soon as I got up took over my seat on the couch, le sigh.

Saucey is a royal grouch.  She has gotten a smidge below her target weight and we are trying everything to get her back up to normal.  The vet of course offered the option of repeating the expensive tests we had done last fall which showed everything to be normal.  Her diabetes remains in remission and I don’t want to mess that up.  The best advice the vet has is to give her more carbs.  Okay….

We live quite the exciting life here at Chez Nana, but I will try to keep up in the future. 

Happy Knitting,


PS I did get to go on an adventure at the end of March... I went out to the Bay Area to see my daughter (s) and squeeze on my grandkids for a couple of days.... see... love them all so much.  (Happy Mothers day!)


SciFiTVFanGirl said...

Oh my goodness those Cards socks are FANTASTIC!

Lynn said...

Great looking socks. Yes it's been awhile since you last posted, but I agree, life does have a way of taking over. Post when you can. I'll be here when you do.