Well, I am almost finished with the back of The Fog sweater. This picture is actually not very recent. I took it earlier this week when I had just started the back. I have just a couple inches left to go and I am hoping to have it (the back) finished tonight. Then all I will have is the front, sleeves, and neck. I am thinking mock turtle, but DH doesn’t have any problems with a full turtle, so we will see. Anyway with just those little bits left and most of a weekend to work on it, I will hopefully have it done by next Thursday. That is my goal. If I can get it done then, it will be within this month (I know I probably won’t be knitting on Halloween so it has to be done Thursday) and DH will be VERY happy.
In spinning news, I have been spinning a little bit again. I haven’t hardly touched my wheel in forever. I think that I may actually be getting the hang of it. Still trying to understand the whole drop spindle thing. Not quite getting the hang of it (ha! Hang. Get it? Drop spindles hang? I crack myself up!). I even bought a subscription today for Spin Off magazine. I would like to get more into spinning, just not real sure if I am doing it correct most of the time. I guess that is a good goal for the remainder of the year. Just learn to spin. Of course AFTER DH’s sweater is finished!
Let’s see. Other areas of my life… I am looking for a part time job in the evenings/Saturdays for some extra dough. DH and I are going to Georgia in December 25 or 26 to see his family for a long weekend! I am just a little worried about money. Plus I have a doctors visit in December that will more than likely all be out of pocket. $107.01 for my shot and then who knows how much for the procedure. Have I mentioned that I hate going to the doctor? I was sick for a month just recently and finally broke down and shelled out $69 because I had bronchitis. Ug. Plus $18 for Amoxicillin and some really fun cough syrup. Good thing is, I am feeling much better now. Yay. I am hoping to start going back to school next fall. I am thinking seriously about getting a degree in Apparel Studies. I am weighing my options before I commit though. I just don’t know. There are so many things that I would like to do and I just don’t know if I can do them. I know that probably sounds dumb. I know. I know. You can do anything you put your mind to. That is just the problem. I don’t know if I will enjoy it and I don’t know if I will do anything with it if I do it. Of course I would love to own my own yarn shop someday, but that will probably never happen and even if it did, I am pretty sure that a degree in apparel studies will only help me so much. However DH works for a testing company that has a branch for textiles and IF I were to get the degree, I might be able to get on there and use the degree. Not completely sure, but whatever. Honestly I really like my job that I have right now (most of the time LOL!) and I don’t have any plans anytime soon of leaving. I just don’t know. I want to do so many things with my life, and life is so short, that it is hard to plan accordingly.
Speaking of life being cut short. Very dear friends of our family were killed this weekend in a motorcycle accident. http://www.legacy.com/palestineherald/Obituaries.asp?Page=Lifestory&PersonId=119185094 Mr. James and Miss Gwen have been there as far as I can remember. We have known them since I was 2. I was at their house all the time. I remember Miss Gwen taking me to the park that was near the house. I remember when the screened in porch was added. I have so many memories from there with them. They were the kind of people that make such a huge impact on your life. People that you will never forget. It was such a tragedy to see them go, but at least they went together.