Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Just so ya'll know....

I didn't fall off the planet. I'm doing OK. I finished a pair a socks a couple of weeks ago. They are Cascade Fixation Color #6388 in Trekcelt's Varsity Socks in solid purple. I'll try to get some pics. I started a new pair in Cascade, no real pattern this time. It's a self striping colorway in shades of gray. I'm making them for my husband, although there are days I don't think the grouchy a** deserves them. I'm also working on my Butterfly Rib Socks in the purple Koigu I bought in Petaluma. I restarted them to add a gusset to the back of the leg to better fit my chubby legs. I'm very happy with the way the gusset came out. Last night I took a needle and ran some cotton thread through the stitches and took them off the DPN's so I could try the sock on. Perfect! Hopefully I can remember exactly how I did the gusset so I can repeat it on the second sock. Anyhow the first sock is back on its needles and I'm going to be starting the heel very soon.
I'm still crocheting as well. I've been working on my fall colors blanket. It's a five color repeat with a main contrast color row between each color. So that makes the pattern a ten-row repeat. The length of the blanket with take 14 repeats, I'm on the seventh repeat. Woohoo, almost halfway there! I really want to finish this one soon.
It seems I need to bust out the camera and take a bunch of pictures for ya'll. Maybe tomorrow, tonite is our Crochet Meeting. See you there!

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Finished Seraphina

I finished my Seraphina

Our local crochet group here in HELL (I mean Las Vegas..it's been up to 120 degrees the last week or so), decided a while back we would do a Crochet-a-long. We were all making the Seraphina shawl in various yarns. Mine is in Patons Grace in the "Lavander" colorway. I finished weaving in ends on Friday, but I still need to block it. Many of our group have already finished thiers. Angie even made two! You can see some pictures here.

Sunday, July 01, 2007

How I am supposed to sleep through this?

This weekend I had one more medical test to take. A sleep study. My primary doctor ordered it. He thinks I might have sleep apnea. This is where your throat closes up and you stop breathing at night and when you gasp for air you wake up. Apparently this can happen up to one hundred times a night and you may never realize it! I have very severe allergies (read: allergic to everything under the sun.) According to my mother I have always snored very badly, even as a small child because of my allergies. My husband says I snore and claims to have heard me stop breathing on occasion. Since I’ve never heard myself snore I can’t confirm this.

Anyhow, I went to the Sleep Center on Saturday night and checked in. They connected a ton of electrodes to me. There were two on each of my legs, one under my chin (along with a microphone), one next to each eye, one under each ear, and several on the back of my head. In addition to that, they put straps around my abdomen and chest with sensors on them. It’s a good thing I took a sleeping pill; otherwise, I’d never have slept with that much crap glued/tied to my body.

I haven’t heard anything on results yet, but I’m a little concerned as to the quality of data they may have gotten. You see, sometime in the middle of the night a really loud alarm went off. It scared the hell out of me. When I buzzed to technicians, they came into the room and seemed a bit surprised by the sound. Apparently they hadn’t heard it up front. They returned a couple of minutes later to tell me it was from someone breaking into one of the nearby stores (the sleep center is located in a strip mall.) Yeah, so much for getting a good night’s sleep.

They “put me to bed” around 10 pm and came in around 5:30 in the morning to release me. Hopefully they got the data they needed, ‘cause I gotta tell you, I do not want to do that again! I still have glue in my hair, even after washing it.