The Green-eyed Monster

……has taken me over.  Ok, I must start with this.  To all of you going to Rhinebeck,  I am so jealous!  Incredibly jealous.  Like, don’t talk to me today, jealous.  Before I really got into the whole fiber world, and even knew they had events like this I lived in Rochester, NY.  Yes a few hours away, but still in NEW YORK!  I could have gone!  I could have easily taken the weekend to go with a friend.  But now I know about it and I’m in Germany!  I can’t get there.  Not at all.  So I am jealous (but of course still looking forward to podcasts/blogs reviewing Rhinebeck!).  Don’t worry though, I will get over it.  Especially if I go to the next Knit Nation!

So, I am back to an empty house.  Back to my same old routine.  Not traveling every day to a new city.  And unfortunately we are also back to one car for the time being.  This means lots of extra time for knitting.  And knitting I have done……well not really I suppose.  Frogging I have done.  I spent all day yesterday frogging my secret present for the hubby because I realized I didn’t have quite enough yarn to do what I had planned.  New plan already in action.  Then I was onto the next project (once he was home) which is my lovely fingerless gloves.  I have named them Hands Over the Fire on my Ravelry page since I’m using the Socks That Rock- Fire On The Mountain colorway.  This is now my time to complain.  I rarely complain about anything KnitPicks, but I have decided I won’t be buying too many more Harmony Needles.  I had to frog these gloves because the tip on my needle broke off.  I was doing the cable, and it a bit tighter than is should be, but that does not mean the tip should break.  I have also had the tip break off two of my DPN’s in the past and had cracks in two others.  Now, I know they are supposed to replace them with their warranty, but I tried that with the DPN’s.  Because they came in the pack with 6 of each size, they won’t replace it because that’s why they give you an extra needle of each size.  They should replace the circular needle that just broke though.  I sent a message to them, hoping to here back soon.  Now don’t get me wrong, this will not deter me from KnitPicks but I really like their zephyr needles to, so I think I will buy these from now on.  I love the harmony needles and know many people who have never had a problem with them, I think I just knit too tightly.  So anyway, I frogged these and started over with a size bigger needle.  The yarn is thicker that I realized anyway, so I think it should work.  I almost knit back to where I was before I frogged yesterday too, so I did make some progress.

My family is gone, but I have alot of memories and pictures left behind.  Pictures I need to share with you all.  Trust me, I won’t make you look at all the 500 something pictures. Just the really good ones.  To recap, we went to Dresden, Passau, Munich, Regensburg and Rothenburg.  I didn’t join them in Nurenburg.  After my Grandma and family friend left just my Mom and Aunt went to Prague and a town near Baden Baden.  I was supposed to go with them, but my hubby was coming home the day they left for Prague so I wanted to spend time with him.  I’m sorry I missed Prague, but I’m glad I didn’t go since I probably would have ended up in a hospital there instead.  So this is where my hospital visit comes in hence the reason I didn’t join them on their next trip.  I think my favorite of all the places we went was Rothenburg.  I’ll share with you why in a later post.  As you can tell I have a lot to post about and really didn’t know where to start, so I didn’t post anything.  It’s been too long since the last post, but here I am anyway.

Now I’m just trying to enjoy today.  This is the first day in months that I get to spend with my husband alone.  He has to work tomorrow because of rotation so this is his weekend.  And we have to go grocery shopping and I’m making him mow the lawn.  I hate to ask him to do that today, but if he doesn’t now it might snow before it gets cut again.  The lawn is way too long to get snowed on and we have a horrible housemeister who likes to mow everyone else’s lawn except our rows.  And yes, I did say snow.  Supposedly it is going to snow on Monday, but we will see if that actually happens.  I’m not ready for snow.  But the hubby and I are making the most of our day when we aren’t running errands and doing chores.  We are going to go see Dinner with the Smucks tonight.  It’s actually playing on post and we are huge Steve Carrell fans.  We are also going to watch the two episodes of The Office Season 7 that we haven’t watched yet.  I’m excited for a fun night with the hubs!  And if you are still reading, thanks for enduring this long post without pictures.  It is really a post of randomness.

3 thoughts on “The Green-eyed Monster

  1. Sorry…I will be posting pics of Rhinebeck later…I am still in Poughkeepsie, as I took tomorrow off…just chillin’ in the hotel room catching up on blogs…

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