Friday, December 04, 2015

Going to a gluten free lifestyle

I have been having more "foggy head" moments in the past six months than I care to remember which led me to talking  with one of my best friends from high school (not as close now & to be honest that's ok).   I was talking to her about my forgetting stuff & she suggested that i get my thyroid levels checked.   So last Friday that's exactly what I did.  I had labs drawn that morning and most of my labs were back the next afternooon (some were back way before than).   No thyroid issues but i do have mild eczema and a vitamin D deficiency.    Both being treated.   So what's up with my blog title?   Wheat is a trigger food for eczema flare ups.    I met with a nutritionist yesterday and the meeting was wonderful.   I got some help for me & a little help for my daughter (she thinks she doesn't need breakfast).  When I was in that meeting I mentioned my eczema diagnosis to her & what set off that morning's flare up.   She suggested I go gluten free due to a possible gluten intolerance.   Great not only can I not have regular dairy bye bye every cake i love from the bakery :(.

Tuesday, October 06, 2015

One gift done!

I finished the cross stitch for my mom, so that means I have 2 gifts done.   I have 5 gifts left to make.   Guess I can alternate cross stitching & knitting to hopefully get everything done.

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Cross stitching obsessed

I first learned to cross stitch in junior high or high school (to long ago to remember).   I gave it up because I didn't have time in college.   I wish I hadn't though.    

Anyway, let's jump to now...I have been watching Round the Twist with Carin pretty much since the beginning of the podcast.   She has been cross stitching these really cute patterns.   So a few people I follow on Instagram also cross stitch, yeah do you see where this is going?   I get emails w/ free patterns daily thanks to one of the followers.   Then I ordered 4 (yes 4) of The Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery's patterns.
  
  +Autumn Sampler
  +Autum Harvest Festival sampler
  +A Very Merry Christmas Town
  +Story Time Classics sampler 

I am currently working on the autumn harvest festival sampler.   I think then I'll work on the Christmas one.

I have a lot of Christmas knitting to do too so I guess I'll see how much I can truly get done.

Saturday, May 09, 2015

Good grief it's been a while

Let's see......

Knitting wise it's been a productive 17 months.   I've knit 2 sweaters, 4 1/2 pairs of socks, crocheted a shawl & working on another one.

Life in general....dating someone for a little over a year.   He's a sweetheart & someone I know I can lean on.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Holy no posting.....

It's been a few months since my last post.    Things have been crazy.

John & I started talking about moving in together, which makes financial sense for both of us but my SSI would get drastically cut.

I have almost all of my Christmas knitting done.   I have one dishcloth left to finish but that doesn't have to be done for a week.    I need to block Grandma's shawl for her birthday next month as well as finish Aly's sweater.   Also need to weave the ends in on Cherie's shawl.

Sunday, September 07, 2014

Sheep and wool festival 2014

Finally got yarn from fiber optics yarns.   Mom got yarn for a shawl for her (might take her to Karen's shop Saturday to show her the actual shawl).   Mom got the blackbird gradient & then 2 skeins of sock yarn from Lael & Larry at Hearthside Fibers.  I bought a 2015 sheep incognito colander, some sock needles & a fiber optics gradient set in Raspberry to blackberry, & some size 1 chai goo needles to knit socks.

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Happy New Year!!!

Staying in & knitting w/ the pup!!