Sunday, April 11, 2010

Still not knitting

I know it has been forever since I posted a new podcast, or comment... or video.  I had so many plans and ideas, but have gotten very side tracked.  With good reason, though.  But first, I did have a question.  What kind of yarn did I use in my "Elongated Stitch video?  Just plain old Lily Sugar n Cream cotton yarn.    Ok... so why haven't I been around lately?  Well, you might have guessed if you have scrolled down to the bottom of the blog recently.  Around the end of November / beginning of December, I started getting extremely tired.  So tired that I was falling asleep around 8 PM and still could barely drag myself out of bed in the morning to get to work on time.  On the weekends, I was sleeping in and as soon as I got up, I would sit on the couch and almost immediately fall asleep again.  That is so not me.
Usually, on weekends I am up before the sun to get started on my chores and don't stop until evening when I have everything done.  That routine became impossible to stick to.  I didn't, and still don't, feel like doing much at all.  I couldn't figure out why in the world I was so tired, but didn't think too much of it.  One thought in particular did cross my mind, pregnant - but that was quickly dismissed.  Yes, I was late but that is not unusual for me.  Aunt Flo has never been on a regular schedule from day one.  "The girls" were sore, but I took that as a signal that Aunt Flo was on the way at any time.  Days went by, and I continued to feel like I never got enough sleep.  And then.... I realized that "the girls" were not just sore.  They were really sore, in a way I had never felt before!  Again, a thought crossed my mind that I was pregnant.  But, not to give too much information, I didn't think that was possible, so dismisssed the thought again.  Then, just to be sure, I got a test.  A 3 in one box deal actually.  So I took the test, and waited for the negative result I was sure I would get.  I was thinking, what a waste of money!! And then, there was the result.  Pregnant.  I was shocked, to say the least.  And I didn't believe it.  So I got out a second test. While I waited for the results on that one, I took a picture of the positive test and emailed my mother, asking what did that mean?  Could that be right?   Of course, the second test was also positive. So I called mom --- whose first question was "Is this a joke?!"   No, it wasn't a joke!  Basically I stood there for about half an hour with my mouth hanging open, totally flabbergasted, in disbelief.   I learned a good lesson that morning - actually, two good lessons.  First: the impossible can happen, and Second: it does only take once.  Again, not to give too much information, but I hadn't used birth control for about 10 years.  This was the last thing I ever expected to happen.  It never occured to me that it could. Especially since I never had one bit of morning sickness - which would have tipped me off a lot sooner.  LOL.  So, that is the reason I have not been around.  I do have more energy now than in the beginning, but that is all spent on things that need done, like laundry, etc.   I have little energy left for things I want to do, such as knitting.  I did get started on the next Mystery Knitting Project though, and hope to have a pod cast up soon to talk about that.  I was able to put up a new video this morning, a basic bobble how-to.  I had hoped to do a few more, but at this point in the day I really don't have the energy to deal with it.  We'll see.  Anyhow, I am still here, and still plan to continue with the pod cast and videos and other knitting stuff.  So, check back every now and then - I will be adding stuff whenever energy levels permit.  Until next time, Happy Knitting!!