Monday, May 28, 2007

Long time no see!

You know how life sometimes steps in and takes over your schedule for you? That’s what happened to me in the last month or so. My social life got really busy and I injured my arm. I developed bicipital tendonitis in my right bicep. What is that, you ask? It’s one of the most painful things I have ever experienced. Somehow, the tendons in the bicep became enflamed, swollen, irritated. They got so painful I couldn’t move my body, let alone my arm without intense pain. So, I took myself to the ER last Sunday. That’s where I found out I have some pretty significant calcium deposits in my shoulder that were the root cause. One sling, one cortisone shot, and 5 days later, I can now move my arm without (mostly) pain. On a side note, I am right handed. Solely right handed. But during all of this, I had to use only my left hand. It was an interesting few days, being only left handed. But, all this arm drama meant that I couldn’t knit. I don’t think I touched any needles for a full 4 days. I did, however, drool over some newly acquired yarn: Socks That Rock Rhodonite and a whole bag of Atacama Alpaca. The Rhodonite is for the scarf out of Last Minute Knits (yes I am Totally jumping onto that bandwagon. How could I not? It’s a very simple pattern but so cute!) along with Rolling Rock (coming soon!)
When I was able to knit, I went back to my love, Julia. I am still chugging along. Haven't finished the back but I am about 3" from that milestone. I think I will start the sleeves next and I will definitely be doing those together.

I know some of you will be looking here for pictures of a certain Father’s Day gift. I have decided to hold off on sharing until the gift has been given. Occasionally, my dad will read this blog. I don’t want to chance it. He is flying me up to visit June 8-11 and I will share photos afterwards.

Okay, I know you didn’t ask but I am going to tell you anyway. Don’t bother with Pirates of the Caribbean III. It is a very long, very confusing end to this long drawn out series. I am a big Johnny Depp fan but in this movie, I felt like he was tired of playing Captain Jack Sparrow. And the romance with Will Turner and Elizabeth Swan just fell flat… Let me just say it was very anti-climactic. It’s right up there with Spiderman III. Hmmm…I am seeing a theme here…. :)

So that’s the update. Oh! My friend, Jason, was able to hook me up to the wireless internets. Only problem is I have to sit on my front porch to access it. :) My landlord’s office (where the router is located) is directly behind my house but the entire back of my house is brick. It doesn’t penetrate brick apparently. Jason is working on finding a way to increase the signal so I can have it in the house. How cool is that?!

I hope your holiday was fun, exciting, peaceful, anything and everything you wanted it to be. :)


chauntel said...

Okay, I didn't feel the whole johnny depp thing you mentioned. Probably because all interviews I saw with him he said he wasn't ready to let jack sparrow go & have this be the final movie. It did defenitely go on & on. But I liked it more than #2. I could watch it again.
You swatched the atacama on Saturday, right? What gauge did you get? And what are you using it for? A round shawl??
just for your info, Pan's Labrynth wasn't worth the time or effort of reading subtitles. Drag.
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Leslie said...

You do have a lot going on, don't you! Hope you're able to get back to knitting real soon. Me, I'll watch Johnny Depp (sigh) no matter what. I haven't seen the most recent Pirates, but so far, the first was the best to me. Hang in there, babe.

Suzanne said...

Okay, I am officially very much out of the loop.

Pirates of the Caribbean III? I had no idea it was even out... or that there was going to be a third.

Oh, and what scarf are you planning on doing from last minute knitted gifts? Is it the Chevron one I'm thinking of?

Dad said...

Correction - I read it all of the time.

jenna said...

I love me some wireless internets! I used to live in the smallest apartment of all time and I still used my laptop...about 8 feet away from the router. :)