Oh my, I looked back & see that it has been over a month since I posted anything here. Sorry. I had a lot going on. I still have a lot but I figured that I would pop in here to let you all know that I am not dead, lol. Though I may feel like I am dead, lol.
Honestly, all I have been doing is knitting on a cowl & moving. Trying to get used to having a new house & a new person in that house. I have no idea when I will get back to this blog on a normal schedule. Sorry, I have to get my issues in order before I can do this.
Ok, so I have a bedroom, bathroom, & office that is mine. She wants a office space to herself, so I get the big one downstairs right across from my bedroom. Yay! Dad is going to put his leather stuff (tools & such) but I get to have the majority of it. Wanna see pics?
My bedroom (not horribly big & don’t mind the boxes those are the previous owners):*click on them for the full big size*
I am not painting or changing the carpet in this room or any room. They are all nice & neutral so I can change my colors anytime I want. This will actually be the first bedroom I have lived in that isn’t pink *yes, I love my pink room*. I am putting a 5ft. dresser/mirror, a queen bed, nightstand, 32″ flat screen tv on the wall between the door & closet door with a small table or bookshelf there for the DVD player. That is all that is going in here.
I have to figure out what color scheme I want for my window treatments & bedding. I am leaning towards blue & brown but I may go with pink again, lol. [...] Continue Reading…
Ok, so here is where everything stands at the moment.
Property A (Dad’s & my house) has been sold & closed on.
Property B (Dad’s & Brenda’s house) will be closed on December 8, 2013.
Brenda’s movers are moving her in on the 11th & 12th of December.
The kids (aka dogs & cats) are moving in on the 12th of December.
The internet & cable should be up & running by the weekend, or it better be.
Dad & I are supposed to move in on the 12th also.
Dad is supposedly spending the weekend with Brenda also.
My bed & the dinning table is to be delivered on the 12th.
I have a lot of shopping to do next week.
Queen Sheet Set
Plastic Covered metal hangers
6 animal name tags
Yes, to me this is a lot of shopping
This post is going to talk about female issues & so if you don’t want to read or hear me fuss & fume then skip this post! You have been warned!
This is how my cycle goes: 4 day on then a week off, then 6 days on then 6 weeks off then starts all over again *with it deciding whether it want to do another 4 day start or 6 days start*. Doesn’t that sound fun? Let me make it even better for you. Those 4 days are easy & light. No major problems. Those 6 days on. The first four days you bleed like an artery has been cut. Enough that I get so pale that you can actually see the blood veins running through my face & arms. I will actually look like what most descriptions of vampires are. If people have never seen it before I get comments of either I am a goth, sick, or dying. My friends learn that I may not be going anywhere other then the office so that I have access to changes of clothes &/or heat. Yep, I never wear fancy or “good” clothing during this time cause it never [...] Continue Reading…
I honestly, don’t know how much I will update right now. At least not until the move is over & completed. Between planning the wedding, getting things ready to move, I just don’t have the energy to blog on top of it. Just know that I have a lot of knitting & I will have several finished projects to show you once I come back. So yeah, Amarantine is going on hiatus for a while.
Yeah, I am quite depressed & a few other things. Mainly having to deal with way to much stress. But if you need to talk to me then check me out on twitter & facebook.
Yes, you read that right, I am going to be moving out of the house I have lived in for over 25 years. My beautiful 90-year-old one bedroom, one bathroom house. *cries* WHAT! Why are you moving you ask? Simple, my father is getting re-married. If you follow me on twitter or Facebook you will see I am talking about a B all the time. That is Brenda. Currently she lives in Pineville, Missouri which is about two hours away from here. She was planning on moving into this area & the relationship between Dad & her have just moved that plan ahead. So they are getting married (yes, it is ok), & since I refuse to share a bathroom anymore (I figure 33 years is long enough) we have to move. Yeah, there are other reasons as to why we are moving & I will get into those.
We already have a house in mind. We are going to view it Saturday morning with Brenda. This is the fun part. It is basically a 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom house. The third bedroom is just a bed in an alcove. So in the summer we would build on another bedroom/office [...] Continue Reading…
I am sorry to tell you that I don’t have any photos for you. I am still working on Queen Anne’s Lace #2 & it is at the stage where photos are worthless cause it just looks like a pile of knotted yarn, lol. Besides with the week I have had, I just didn’t feel up to working on something that wasn’t a paid commission. I want this shawl done & off my needles.
After QAL2 I am going to start Grace’s Cable Owl Bag. If things go good then I will publish the pattern. If not then it won’t get published until I get a chance to fix the mistakes.
So yeah, that is all I have been doing this week. Working on QAL2 & figuring out how I am going to move all my stuff when we move houses. *sigh* This isn’t going to be fun.
So my father met Brenda in August of this year. *remember that date, it becomes important later* H has been spending the weekends with her at her house in Pineville or in Springfield. No, not at my house. No one comes into my house. It is my sanctuary & quiet place. So to be perfectly honest no one comes to my house. That is why she isn’t staying with us.
This last weekend she came down here to spend with Dad. We went to the Titanic museum & the Shepard Of The Hills show in Branson. I had a blast but the best part was getting to see the Shepard of the Hills play again.
These two people get a long very well. They do act like they are teenagers in love & sometimes *if not all the time* drive me up the wall. I am not a gushy pda type of person. I don’t like watching people be gushy & kissie etc. These two do it. I can see my future is going to be interesting. *sigh*
They had been talking about getting married. So no surprise that they were going to. The surprise came when Dad called me [...] Continue Reading…
I know, I know it has been ages since I got one of these typed up. To be honest, I don’t really feel like doing it today, but I will persevere through it, lol.
So Dad is recovering quite nicely from his surgery. I am still mentally & emotionally exhausted, but getting better. For me the last few weeks have been too stressful but I haven’t had any seizures, unless I am having them while I am sleeping which could be happening, so I am quite pleased with myself.
Things between Brenda (girlfriend) & Dad are progressing quite quickly (to quickly in my opinion). Most of that info will be for another post & protected at that. Both Brenda & Dad read this & so there are some things I don’t want them into, lol.
Moving on to the knitting items that I know is why you came here, lol. I have added a new page to the site. It is my Knitting To-Do List. Also on that page will let you know if the commissions are open or not.
So what I have I managed to do these last few weeks?? I finished two commissions & started work on finishing another. Want [...] Continue Reading…
Ok, those of you know that I adore my Knitter’s Pride needles. I enjoy the points, joins & most everything else. My only desire is that they had 6in tips, but I will do. So I noticed that KP was coming out with a new form of cubic needles. METAL ONES!!! I love metal needles & even though I do use KP’s wooden needles I still prefer metal. Needless to say I ordered some about a week after they showed up on WEBS. I then sat patiently (ok, not patiently) waiting for them to come. I have them, I have tried them, & here is my opinion:
First off, if you like Novas then these are going to feel the exact same. They are the same length as the normal interchangeable tips & same weight. That being said, the only bad news I have is that there isn’t any. LOL. I know I am sorry. I love the way they feel & the cubic shape is comfortable on my hands. Instead of round they are square-shaped.
I don’t know if that is so that they feel more comfortable, or what. Personally, I feel very little difference unless I [...] Continue Reading…
First off, Dad.Surgery was more complicated than they expected, but he is fine. Normal hernia are about an inch in diameter, where Dad’s was about 4 inches in diameter. Not good but the surgeon knew what he was doing & got it fixed. Lesson people: If you have a hernia fix it! Needless to say, Dad is getting used to not being the one that takes care of me & now I am taking care of him. Trust me, he turns into a grumpy ogre when he is sick.He has already cut down on the heavy pain killers & now is mostly taking ibuprofen for the pain. To me that is wonderful.He is healing just not as fast as he wants to.
For those of you that thinks that people who work on commission make lots of money, let me tell you different. I have tons of commissions right now *honestly, more than I can handle* but I manage. *also why there haven’t been a lot of knitting updates* I thought I would let you know how much I make off of these commissions. Now, I love each & every one of my commissions & I would never trade [...] Continue Reading…