Purling Dervish

Now with half the Purling, and ten times the Dervish

May
01

Can ya spare a dollar?

Posted by Stacey

My husband is riding the Sam’s Club Round-Up Bike MS 150 May 2nd.  He’s only riding one day, but he is doing the Century Ride. ( which isn’t really 100 miles, it’s 106.2. I keep saying it is the last 6 miles that will kill him)  

If you didn’t know, NMO was once thought to be a variant of MS and many patients were originally misdiagnosed with MS. Even after finding out we were different, the MS Society still holds a place for our orphan disease and provides services and support for NMO patients and their families (along with a few other orphan demylenating diseases). 

As if him doing this isn’t proof enough that he loves me, I forced him to he had his toes painted MS orange today. Do a good thing and click here to donate. It is even tax deductible! He’s only about $450 away from his goal of raising $1000.

  

Apr
12

And then there was that.

Posted by Stacey

Apparently, I am getting too old to party like it’s my birthday for a whole week. I barely survived 3 days. But what a fun three days it was! We tried restaraunts new to us and went to some favorites.  There was my semi-annual adult beverage, which…WOO!

I made it to the Botanical Gardens when stuff was in bloom. (There may have been a little too much blooming going on for ye old allergy meds to handle.) I would really like to cruise by during the summer and fall too. oh, and I almost walked out with the most adorable little Japanese Maple bonsai.

Can I just say, what a difference a few years and about 80 pounds makes? I was winded and done by the time we made it to the Japanese Garden last time. This time? We lapped that sucker a couple of times ( I think I finally saw it all) and then headed to a West 7th for lunch and more walking.

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There also may have been some movie watching in the form of The Longest Ride. Thankfully, we saw it at a theater and there was no ugly crying. Because, well, we just don’t ugly cry in public.

On my actual birthday, he ran for fresh coffee and a blueberry muffin for me, but we ended up having steak for breakfast. I’ll have a nice treat tomorrow morning. Energy for Jiu jitsu. What!?! That’s my excuse!

I was going to knit for a few hours tonight, but got wrapped up in a book that was a present. It was a nice change from all of the going I did this weekend.

Did I mention that we also rode about 9 miles? We took it slow and adjusted  my bike as we went. Amazing what an extra inch will do for your ride.

Happy Monday y’all! Hope you had a great weekend!

Apr
03

Hello April

Posted by Stacey

I’m still not certain what happened to March, but I think it went something like this:

  • I went to L.A.
  • Saw a live UFC event
  • Had my Rituxan
  • Became more medically interesting
  • Celebrated Texas turning 35
  • Knit a bit on a sweater

I want to add more length, but I’m kind of tired of it.  However, I think I have a Julia, a pair of socks, and may have bought Romi’s 2015 Mystery Shawl. (I’m blaming Margene for this one) At least I know I’ll like it, since I love almost all of her designs.

Now I just have to pick my two colors. It is going to be Beaverslide, but I haven’t been able to narrow it down further than this:

Although, I am leaning towards the green and white or the purple and white.  What are you doing this weekend?

Happy Easter y’all!

Feb
22

Finally Finished February

Posted by Stacey

Did you know that people still blog? I cruised through feedly today and realized all y’all are busy. All I’ve gotten done I the past few weeks is this:

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Project: Last Chance Sweater aka February Lady (Ravelry)
Started: March 10, 2012
Finished: Today

Yes, it took almost three years to finish. I’m o.k. with that. I finally finished it and it will be good for layering. Now I really want to cast on for another sweater. Maybe it is Iceageddon 2.0? Or just that I’m really happy to have a sweater I made and didn’t hate. She’s taking a bath and I’ll have to figure out where to block her.

What are you doing today?

Feb
08

Today is full of it.

Posted by Stacey

Awesome sauce that is. There is beautiful weather, the plague is lifting, the new allergy med seems to be working, there will be knitting (and coffee), his momma gave us her old record collection. It’s just pretty darn good all around.

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The lake house is listed and I have to go down again this week and do some little things.

I finished the 2.5 year footies. (Ravelry here)

I’m working on the last chance sweater. (Ravelry here) Perhaps even contemplating making it a bolero. What?

And some Aussie chick has me knitting a Julia. (Ravelry here)

What are you up to this Sunday?

Jan
13

She has broad shoulders

Posted by Stacey

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So I’ll let her take the blame.

I finished out my Manos trilogy with mitts and a scarf. I knit Texas a hat for his big head. Then, someone sent me yarn to make the coffee hat.

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I’m thinking brown mitts with a blue cup at the wrist to match the hat. I may have a thing about matching my accessories. In the meantime, I’m cruising for a pattern that isn’t a mystery and still avoiding the sweater I said was going to finish.

Happy Tuesday y’all!

Dec
22

There have been a lot of little things

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Some Christmas knitting, Jiu Bitsy ™ promotion day, and hello!?! A record player!

My first three records make me seem a little schizo. Fleetwood Mac, Violent Femmes, and Neil Diamond. No, you really don’t want to see my mp3 library. It gets worse.

Luckily, we have Half Price Books and I can get albums for only $4. I’m being picky, because you know I can go all crazy hoarder in 2.5 seconds.

I’m also giving two huge boxes of yarn to a 13 year old. Bad color choices, bad yarn choices, left over Purling Dervish stuff, and OMG! WTF was I thinking yarn. I was going to ask if she liked cross stitch and maybe clear out some of that.

I’m making room for fitness stuff. Our bikes, the weight bench, the stack of mats Santa brought. They’re kind of taking over the second bedroom. I don’t know either.

Happy Monday!

Dec
04

So this is Christmas

Posted by Stacey

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Yes, I have three trees in my living room.

Have I mentioned that I love Christmas? Love. I love decorating the tree most of all. Usually, I do a different theme every year. Cray-cray, I know. The apartment doesn’t quite fit my 12-foot, pre-lit, gorgeous tree, so I got a little creative. They only have a 12 inch footprint, so I was able to get all three. Best of all, they collapse down and fit in a space smaller than a boot box.

Now to figure out how I can get some lights up in here so they don’t look tacky. I need the feel of laying under the tree and looking up to see the pretty lights. Maybe something in the bedroom?

Happy Thursday y’all!

p.s. Any ideas for what I should stick in Texas’ shoe for St.Nicholas day?