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Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Long Lost Updates

I know, I know... where the hell have I been?? I'm not really sure how time seems to be getting away from me lately, but it is. Ironically thought, at the same time I feel like this school year is going by to freakin' slowly! BUT I won't go into THAT issue right now.

I've been very lackadaisical on my blogging lately cause I seem to be out of town every other weekend in October! You all know I was in GA the first weekend, partying hard with friends I haven't seen in a few years. The weekend after that I was in the Chicago area working on this with Mr. X and two weeks later I was back there again!

I'm still confused *for lack of a better word right now* about what is going on between us. There's a small piece of me that wonders "what the fuck are you doing?" I've never had a problem with walking away from a man that was stupid enough to do me wrong, but for some reason I cannot walk away from this one. I am still in love with this man. There is a larger piece of me that holds on to the notion that there is some sort of divine power at work because lets face it, we live 720 miles apart - it's not like I'm gonna run into him at the local grocery store or anything like that. So why else would we be talking again?

There's another large part of me that thinks this was a HUGE wake-up call for him. And I really do feel that there is definitely a change in him. I certainly see a different side to the man that I originally fell in love with. Not saying that's bad by any means, just a deeper piece of him that is being shared with me. I just don't know yet if it's going to affect his serious commitment issues or not. At least this time I have my eyes open a little more. Do I realize that I could be setting myself up for another heart ache should he run scared again after the baby comes... yeah, I do. I also look at the prospect that we can get through this, our relationship will be so much stronger and that is a good thing. I believe in 2nd chances when the person is making an honest effort to change.

Anyhoo, enough about that. While I was up there though, I did manage to snap a few shots of the blanket I had crocheted for him 2 years ago for his Christmas gift.



Tonight was Stitch 'n Bitch night. The Wednesday night group is getting so large that we practically take over the cafe area at Boarders!


Here's Maura working on lace stole.


And Bri working on her Arwen sweater.


And PhDKnitter working on hers!


Here's an update photo on the baby's blanket. I am at the half way point for the main body of the blanket. The border is knit separately and then stitched on. It's going to be interesting trying to block this thing when I'm finally done!


Here are some WAY-BELATED photos of the 2nd Monica tank for my older niece. We left off the ruffle piece cause she thought it was to babish for middle school. They grow up so fast!


Can you tell she's a ham??



On a more upbeat note, I joined Curves a little over a month ago and on Monday I had my first weight and measurements taken since I've started working out. In one month I lost a total of 14" all together! *does a little happy dance* The biggest shocker to me was losing 3 whole inches in my hips! WooHoo!

I will update you all on the other 2 Christmas afghan gifts soon, I promise!!


Theresa said...

Oh, that tank is so cute on your niece!

So envious of your Wed. night group ... I know, I know, I just have to get off my a** and drive down.

PHD Knitter said...

That blanket for Mr. X is GIGANTIC. I'm so impressed! I'm glad you took photos of our rapidly growing group - I keep meaning to do that -- oh well! Have a good weekend!

Liz said...

Wow, that's a post and a half! I'm happy things are ok between you and Mr X, but be careful! But enjoy also! Nice bed cover!!!(smiles)

Well done you on losing all those inches. I'm trying to lose 28 pounds at the moment. 9 down. It's hard though. Yout tape at the top is IMPRESSIVE!!!!!

Your niece looks cool in the tank, what a gorgeous looking girl!

PS Blanket is coming along and looking GOOD!

Is your group held far from the UK???? If not I could come....(sigh)

Valerie said...

I hope that everything works out well with you and Mr. X dear. Anyways, that blanket is ginormous! If things don't end up working out, I would sooo be stealing the blanket back. That looks snuggly!! -=giggle=- j/k.

The tank top is beautiful!

By the way, it's nice to see you blogging again!