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!!