Wednesday, June 10, 2009

It's Back!

The knitting mojo that is! It came back just in time too. I have to have surgery today to have some skin cancer removed from my leg, so I'll be off my feet for a while. Hopefully knitting will keep me sane through my down time! I'm particularly bummed about the surgery this time (I had the same procedure done around Thanksgiving last year) because I've recently become obsessed with Jillian Michaels workout Dvd's. I LOVE them. They are pure torture, but very effective. I also read her weight loss books, and while I'm not doing everything she suggests, I have removed a few things from my diet that I didn't even realize were bad, and I've learned what kinds of food combinations work best for me. So, to do all this work only to find out that I won't be able to continue doing it is really pissing me off. Plus, if I keep needing to have these melanomas removed, I'm going to look like Edward Scissorhands' abused girlfriend. Public service announcement for the day: MAKE your kids wear sunscreen!

So anyway, back to the knitting. I started crocheting a market bag last week out of some CotLin I got from WEBS last year, and it's done except for the straps:

I dug Central Park Hoodie out from under the couch last night and knit about 4" on the back, realized I made too much ribbing, frogged & then reknit the 4" of work. Not bad for one night!

One last thing I have to tell you guys about is my new blender:

It's the Bella Cucina Rocket Blender, and it is amazing. I make these awesome smoothies every morning, it grinds coffee, parmesan cheese, spices, pretty much anything! And I made Joe a margarita last night with it when he had a rough day at work. Perked him right up! Have a great week everybody!


NutmegOwl said...

Hope all went well and that the downtime is at least good knitting time. It's disorienting to misplace one's knitting mojo - I know! Let me know what errands of mercy are needed.

Karen said...

I hope you're feeling better today! Glad to hear your mojo is back too!

Marjorie said...

I hope your recovery is quick. I'm glad the knitting is back on track, but I'd rather it be for different reasons.

Whenever I have some setback that disrupts my swimming routine, I'm always annoyed and disheartened. But everything comes back in its time.

That blender looks like a strategic weapon.

Knittymuggins said...

I'm so sorry you had to have surgery :( But I hope they caught those bad guys in time! And glad to hear the knitting mojo is back in time to keep you entertained while you recover :) Can't wait to see how everything turns out! Take good care of yourself.