Monday, November 21, 2011

Careful what you wish for...

Gawd! Will she ever shut up?!?! I guess I over did it, but I've been so cranky and anxious for about the last month, Mary Poppins would have punched me in the mouth. I won't bore you with too many of the details, but after enduring an allergy patch test that nearly drove me up the wall--and coming no closer to finding out what IS driving me up a wall--and finally biting the bullet and getting an MRI on my knee, I decided there is no way around not whining in public. I wish I could say I feel better now, but at least I don't feel worse, so hey! At least I have that going for me. Stay classy, Jelli.

My slender link to sanity has been knitting, of course. I'm posting a few photos here, and I'll give you details later in the week. I've been so lazy preoccupied I haven't even posted any of these on Ravelery--I'm an equal opportunity slacker. It's not just my own blog that I've been ignoring.

Tulips Colorful Cardigan

Sock Swatch

Pretty Baby Sweater--a gift

The buttons cost more than the yarn, but so worth it!

I started this Traveling Woman Shawl on the way home from our Minnesota road trip. I've actually finished it AND another shawl. Not bad for a slacker.

Last but not least, a few weeks ago I managed to kill my 20 year old Kitchenaid mixer. Fortunately Costco had this bad boy on sale:

It was love at first sight!

More tomorrow. No, really. REALLY! And thanks to those of you who sent me emails, wondering what the hell happened to me. I also promise to catch up on my blog reading. ::sigh::


  1. Hope you are feeling better soon.

    I've heard that red KitchenAids make the BEST cookies! LOL

  2. Really, twenty years? That's quite the endorsement for Kitchenaid. Which is good to know. Mine is only four years old which means I have many more years to look forward to with him (her? It seems like a him).

  3. I wondered what happened to you...but then I've pretty much fallen off the earth, too, these last couple of months. I've been hoping it wasn't anything terrible, maybe just too much life all in one place. That's what it's been here-health issues and a whole lot of life. Glad to see you're back! Prayers and happy thoughts for better health.

  4. Welcome back. You were missed. I was afraid that you'd given up knitting in favor of reading (Twitter posts). I'm looking forward to hearing all about your projects.

    Get well!

  5. Glad to see you're back. My kitchenaid mixer is still plugging after 30 years - knock on wood. Just gave one to my two girls for their birthday's this past year. Hope theirs hold up as well as ours did.

  6. Hope you feel better soon!

    So jealous of your kitchenaid mixer, I've always wanted one of those ;)

  7. I really was concerned and getting ready to send out the sled dogs. SO good to hear from you again!

  8. Hey so good to see you post! I've missed your blogging. I'm sorry you've had bad allergy problems. That's miserable. Love your new Kitchenaid mixer and wow you've been knitting lots of beautiful things. I'm getting to go enlarge all of them so I can take a good look!

  9. Jelli, I'm so glad that you are knitting and posting. I also made a baby set this past week - like minds ...
    What's going on with your knee? I have to go next week - mine is acting like an old man and it's a powerful pain in the arse!

  10. Love your new stand mixer. I own the same one just in silver. I like the red much better, so!
    How is little Tilly? And DD at college?

  11. I covet a Kitchen Aid mixer but never thought I'd use it enough to justify the cost. Every so often I ask for one for Christmas, but he's never done it.
    I would totally get the red one, too.

    At least your knitting continues! I've always loved the Peter Rabbit buttons. :-)

  12. New to your blog, but loving it.

    I started a low carb diet (cut out starches, especially wheat) and now I only get the "I'm so crabby I could scream or kick someone" feelings the day after I eat too much wheat. I feel so much better physically and emotionally since I got off the demon starch.

    Maia maiaspins AT gmail DOT com

  13. Hey and Happy Holidays to You and Yours! Don't be concerned about voicing your pain. Even the classiest folks vent. -- Your projects are beautiful ! Love the baby items! I too have been knitting and not posting. Well, at least we're knitting.


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