A nurse who knits…

February 23, 2009

I can barely contain my excitement… Stitches West, Here I come!

Filed under: Uncategorized — yarnnut @ 5:58 pm

I think the title says it all. I’m leaving for Stitches West in Santa Clara, CA on Thursday and coming back on Sunday. Yippee!!! I’m a Stitches virgin so I’m sure I’ll have tons of pics and stories to share. (Hopefully, that last sentence won’t attract unsavory types to leave me comments.) I’m super excited for the Market of course. But I’m not going to go overboard. My plan is to just buy things that I can’t otherwise get at my LYS or easily online.

I’m taking 3 classes, a hairpin lace class, steeking, and a sock class. Fun stuff. I didn’t want to overwhelm myself with classes. For those who haven’t perused the Stitches site, you can take 24 hours of classes in the “Works” option. I thought that might be a bit much especially the first time. It might have been fun to do that many classes if I had a buddy going with, but I don’t know anyone else who is going. Luckily I have friends who live in the area who I can hang out with when I get out of the convention center.

Look forward to a full report next week complete with pictures!

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February 20, 2009

Being sick sucks…

Filed under: Uncategorized — yarnnut @ 11:43 pm

I haven’t posted in almost a month. Just a quick post that I’m only mostly dead. Not completely dead. (I just watched Princess Bride)
Ugh… I have the worst cold. I think I caught it from my parents who were sick last week. I visit with them a few times a week but hadn’t been since they were sick. 3 days ago, I started getting the sniffles and a sore throat. By yesterday, I was using up handfuls of tissue. Yuck.

To top it off, Matt convinced me to eat El Pollo Loco yesterday. I know… a vegetarian who eats at El Pollo Loco. But they had a bean and rice burrito. And Matt was bugging me that I couldn’t eat or wouldn’t eat at fast food restaurant. Well, we ate the El Pollo Loco meal at 6:30 pm. I hurled it up at midnight. Before that, my stomach cramped so bad, I thought I might be going into preterm labor. Fortunately, after I had thrown up my dinner, the stomach cramps stopped.

You would think being sick, one would get lots of knitting done. Nope… Still working on my baby blanket. I’ve barely picked up the needles the past 2 days. Props to everyone who can knit while sick. I’ve spent the day passed out on the couch. Waldo has been very happy.

Hopefully, I’ll be well enough to go knitting with my Saturday group. If I’m not there, you’ll know where I am.