Thursday, September 20, 2012

HolyHell! (a post FINALLY)

I have not blogged in FOREVER!

So what's new?

Well I've moved. I left the city that I grew up in and decided to move to my favorite city (that I've been to) with Mauricio and Rocky since Mauricio has a good job out here.

It's been pretty awesome. We have a pretty good apartment and we've been enjoying our lives here. I definitely miss Sara & Ellie & my mom & my dad & my brothers, but other than that it's awesome. Well, we had a weekend with 100+ temperatures and that kinda sucked, but I stayed inside and saw a movie instead of dealing with that mess.

I had put off blogging because I actually wanted to get pictures of the apartment so everyone could see how much space I gave up in the move, but I'm not really happy with the lack of decorating and the fact that every time I turn around there's a mess, so I'm just not going to do that. Unless I get it put into order the way I want it. :)

But! Here are a few picture of the more put together areas:
(has been rearranged slightly)

The Bathroom

Built in Bookshelf
 And these shots are just for bragging purposes. We're up on a hill and when we take Rocky out there's a decent view of Mission Bay. We can even watch the Sea World fireworks from out here at nighttime. I love that I live so close to the beaches and the ocean!

We've had a few adventures since moving, but mostly we've enjoyed a lot of eating and trying new beers. I have a bunch of pictures of beers because I was sending Luke pictures every time I had a beer or saw the ocean. There's a fair amount of ocean pictures too. ;)

Here's some of my favorite pictures I snapped on my phone:
Loews Coronado Bay
Silver Strand Beach
Our Favorite Pub!
Near the Pier on Coronado
Ocean Beach
SO! Here's every knitting project I've finished since I've moved:
(Links will take you to my Ravelry Project pages for notes, yarn info, etc.)

I finally found my sock mojo. I hadn't knit a single pair of socks in over a year. Then I knit 5 in 3 months!

  • This ishbel got sent away in a swap. I miss it a little bit. It turned out so lovely. I do really love this pattern, like most other Ysolda patterns.
  • Island Time was super fun to knit while I "lived" in a hotel on Coronado Island. I died the gradience yarn myself too! So I'm super happy with how that came out!

  • I wish my mystery shawl had come out larger. I didn't do any extra repeats because I was worried about running out of yarn, but really I probably could have done some extra on it.
  • Luna Moth was a bday gift for Ronni

  • I LITERALLY though I would NEVER finish Earth & Sky. The final result was probably worth the headache though. It's a nice large shawl. And it is very pretty
  • Carson is the first pattern for Romi's 7 Small Shawls Year 3. I decided to knit these as they come out using my stashed yarns because I've got a really large stash. I loved Carson as a pattern. I'd probably even knit it again. There's a KAL now with a patten to make Carson into an afghan/blanket. I think I'm going to attempt that with some stashed yarns too.
  • I had some modifications with the Carson shawl to try and eat up as much yarn as possible. Essentially I added 16 additional rows to the garter stitch section and then did the shorter lace edging, and BO in my MC instead of the CC. For more info with the yarn weights as I went and my gauge check out the Ravelry project page.
(finally put the sleeves on this WIP)

I've had a lot of free time since I'm still job hunting, so I don't expect to continue to knit so much after I have a job. Hopefully I'll have a job soon. I'm starting to get a little stir crazy!

I also did some dying while I was moved in and here are the fruits of that adventure:
This was one of the major reasons that I wanted to start dying my own yarn and I am BEYOND thrilled that I got the color spot on! (Aren't I so lucky to have Tiffany & Co. boxes to do a comparison?)
This is 250 grams of DK weight that reminds me of mermaids.
I want to find a nice large-ish DK shawl pattern for it
These 3 yarns went to Ronni as part of her bday gift with the Luna Moth shawl

In other news we had a pretty serious scare with Rocky on Sunday night, and I ended up at the emergency vet hospital with my little baby. :( We had though he may have had a seizure but the emergency room vet said that it didn't seem to be a seizure and that he actually probably had a fainting spell due to a heart arrhythmia and that we needed to take him to a vet for an EKG and blood work. So a few phone calls and a couple of days later we find out he had to go to a specialist for those things so we made him and appt with a dog cardiologist. At that office we found out it's not heart disease, but the little guy apparently has a clot inside his heart and the vet thinks that part of it was dispelled Sunday night and that could have caused the fainting and the slight weaknesses he seems to be exhibiting on the left side. We got medication for the clots and the vets are supposed to call us and tell us if we should have more tests and what not done. So we still don't know what caused the clot in the first place. He is acting much better and I'm not nearly as scared about his health as I was, but I still wish that he was 100%. Also I wish that I could get it sorted so we could quit spending so much $$$$$$ on vet visits and tests and drugs.
Rocky's fondeness for HOOMANs doesn't extend to vets.
He hid under the chair when the vet was in the room.
My fingers are crossed that it all works out! He really does seem to have improved so much.

Here is what Rocky has been up to the past 3 months in San Diego. (Basically he's just super cute and I want to show him off.)

I'll be updating in a bajillion places about Rocky and his little pug heart.

I've also got a job interview tomorrow so wish me luck!


CelticMommy said...

I love this update! It's great to see your new place, hangouts, knitted awesomeness and poochie! :-)
Makes me feel like visited firsthand.

Lucy Pankhurst said...


I've decided since I'm so much closer to you this year I need to go visit you and see the cemetery first hand! :)