Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Does Ritalin work for crochet ADD?

Eek! I can't believe it's been over a month since I last posted. It's been a busy month and I've lost track of time. The other half spent a couple of days in the hospital. He's better now. Diagnosed with hypoglycemia, has to lose weight. We're both dieting, but he's doing a better job of it. I'm exercising more, but not losig any real weight. Of course, I'm retaining water this week, so that may be part of the problem.

I also went camping a couple of weekends ago. Not as much fun as I normally have. Didn't get any crocheting done at all. But, I posted all this on my other blog, and don't feel like reliving the memories yet again.

I've been a busy crocheter with a touch of ADD. I'm working on a lap blanket for my lap blanket project. I've been a bad girl with that. It was completely my idea, but I haven't produced as many as I like in the last year. Everyone I know having babies takes too much crocheting time away from that.

I finished the skirt... ok, it's mostly finished. I have to weave in my ends and sew on the flowers to the drawstring.

I'm almost finished with the gift for my One Skein Secret Pal. I made a little purse with a long strap... you know, the kind that you can fit some money, your car keys, and your ID in. I was worried that it would be kind of silly, especially since I came up with the EXTREMELY simple design myself. But it got quite a few compliments on it from some of my coworkers. My station manager said that she needed a purse exactly like it when she was in Vegas recently. She hated lugging a purse filled with a bunch of stuff she didn't need all over the place, when all she needed to carry was money, key card and her ID. I have to sew on a button, possibly resew the strap, and then I'm going to felt it. Wish me luck. I've never tried anything that ambitious.

I'm also working on a bunch of dishcloths. I wanted something small that fits in my purse. It's nice to have something that I can work on while wating at doctor's offices with my dad, or something mindless to keep my hands out of the snacks while gaming or watching TV.

And I receive my new yarn from my secret pal! It's this lovely lightweight tweed. It's soft and beautiful. I'm thinking it deserves to become socks. I have a pretty pattern for lacy-topped socks and I like the idea of girly-looking socks made out of non-girly-looking yarn.

She also sent some wonderful smelly soap and lotion. It smells so great that I'm almost afraid to use it. What will I do when it's all gone?

I will post pictures of all of this as soon as I feel ambitious enough to bring in the camera from the van. For now, I really need to get to bed. I have to work in the morning, and I should try sleeping before then. It works better that way.