Achy, but no breaky

This is going to be another long one, so grab a cuppa’ (I’m serving peppermint tea, so you’ll probably want to bring your own) and settle into a comfortable chair.  Maybe grab a snack too.

First, it’s the second Sunday of Advent.  Peace is this week’s theme, and as mellow as I’m feeling, that’s a good fit.  Regardless of your religious beliefs or affiliations, I wish you peace this week and always.  Peace beats blood pressure medication every time, but we’ll come back to that.

Next, I need to bring a lot of you up to date on a few things.  It’s come up in conversations, and while I don’t wish to make a big deal of it, I did realize that this community we have here online is real in its dynamics.  That means that you want to share the good and the bad in my life, just as I would in yours.  To cut to the chase, Mugsy and I had an encounter with black ice Friday morning.  I knew it was there, I consider myself a good driver in wintry conditions, and we still ended up with the driver’s side on the pavement.  Mugsy is perfect.  There’s only one explanation for his old, brittle bones surviving without any aches and pains, and that’s our own little miracle.  I fared well enough, but for ten years, we’ve lived in fear of even a simple fender-bender setting me and my back into a fit.  I am walking, talking, knitting and blogging, so it’s going to be fine!  The Knight has waffled after seeing my vehicle yesterday, so we’ll just wait and see what the adjuster has to say.

With all of my down time, I have an FO!  My model isn’t cooperating – we had a high of 52 degrees today, so I am sympathetic – but you know you’ll see him in it in due time!  This is my THIRD coat from the Fiber Trends Dandy Dogs, and I am well-pleased. 

Needles:  #6 x 14″ Clover bamboos for body, with #5 Addi turbos for the neck.

Yarn:  Paton’s Shetland Chunky, colorway “Country Boy”

Mugsy still needs a lightweight “jacket” but I didn’t plan on this mini-heatwave…

Then, you’ll get to see a rare thing at my house.  Meet the Wick’d Quant, which is on its way to the frog pond.  I squeed this morning when I realized that Wick is variegated, and it wouldn’t be quite as warm as wool, but as you can see, the repeats are too short and the entrelac is lost before we even begin.   

 I’ve already cast on with my lone skein (88 yds!) of Wooly Stripes, so if you’ve already knitted Quant up, let me know if there’s just no way it will work, please?  The Ravelry buzz is that with a skein around 120 yds., there’s still a lot left over, so I’m hoping…

The lace is growing too, and I had hoped to block the secret project, but I can’t bend over even the slightest bit, so blocking doesn’t seem like a good idea.  The Knight has been taking great care of me and doing errands, but somehow, I think it’s best if I don’t ask for him to block my first lace project.  If it comes it that, I’ll get my mother inlaw to help…

The world is full of wonderful people though.  The other vendors at the open house I was supposed to attend this afternoon collected Pampered Chef orders without me, and there’s just enough to turn in a little show!  For all of my griping about lacking the holiday spirit, the truth of the matter is, I am just not inclined to shop, shop, shop.  I do feel very blessed, even moreso now, and I know I live a very good life.  Maybe this is just my Christmas of Peace.  For me, peace is something that settles deep within me, but has the rather unique ability to wrap itself around me when I need it most. 

Practice peace, and enjoy your week.


20 comments on “Achy, but no breaky

  1. crimsonpurl says:

    Glad you are taking it easy over there!

    LOL @ your model not cooperating! :op

    It was in the hig 60s here!!! Crazy!

  2. insanknitty says:

    Oh my gosh Chan! I know you are ‘ok’ but you’re on the top of my prayer list…

    Gorgeous little coat there.. I have been eyeing that ‘country boy’ colorway… I do enjoy the Patons Shetland yarn.. all those silly snowman hats.. 😉 All thanks to you! 🙂

    You take care of yourself, and thank goodness the mugsy boy is doing just fine…

  3. holly says:

    I can’t wait to see the Mugster in his coat. Those colors will look great on him. As I type, I am sipping White Christmas Tea from Stash. It is very minty. Love it!

  4. Mary says:

    I’m with Holly and can’t wait to see Mugs in his new coat..I just love the colors!

    Peace to you too my dear friend and I do hope you get to moving around more soon. Hugs and Prayers!

  5. Ursula says:

    Glad to hear you and little Mugs are okay and that you didn’t trigger anything further with the accident. Wishing you a quick recovery!

  6. Bubblesknits says:

    Aw. Mugsy’s coat looks great! I’m sure he’ll love it when the weather decides to cooperate. 🙂

    Glad to hear that you’re still on the mend. Have you been to the chiropracter yet?

  7. I’m so thankful you and and Mugsy are mostly un-harmed! This situation may be good for your knitting, but I’m sure it was bad for the knight’s heart. I’ll join you with a cuppa “Tea of Good Tidings” from Republic of Tea, and tonight’s movie was “A Christmas Story”…the fella’s all love it.

  8. grace says:

    I truly hate this time of year and the ice out there, it just freaks me out!!! Hope you feel better soon, if I were closer i would come put u in the holiday ambiance!!! I love peppermint tea, but I did pick up some Tazo Joy yesterday, hmmmmmmmmmm delicious! Feel better

  9. kseelass says:

    I’m so glad to hear that you two are doing “well”. Scary thing black ice. You take it easy.

  10. Miss Me says:

    I’m glad that both you and Mugsy are okay. Even the thought of black ice makes me cringe…!

  11. Nichole says:

    Can’t wait to see it on the model!
    Glad you 2 are still recovering nicely.

  12. Dianne says:

    Poor you and Mugsy! I’m glad it wasn’t any worse. Hope you are feeling better today. [[[Hugs]]] to you both.


  13. Gaylen says:

    I’m so glad you are okay. Sorry to hear the ice gotcha. I hate that. Super extra glad to hear that Mugsy is okay and his new coat is adorable. g

  14. Nancy says:

    peace back at ya. I am ITA on not feeling like shopping, but I’m trying very hard to be Jolly. Love the prince’s new coat!

  15. Amanda says:

    Glad to read a little update. I really hope you’re okay and not in too much pain.. I mean, how much more chronic pain are you supposed to take?

    Can’t wait to see Mugs in his new coat.

    ((HUGS)) and continuted peace, my friend.

  16. Surviving says:

    That is a cute sweater!!!

    I hope you feel better soon!

  17. Anita says:

    OMG!!! I was still a little under the weather from my migrane and haven’t been looking at everyone’s blogs…. I’m soooo glad that you & Mugsy are ok!!! I hate that your car is all smashed but thank God it wasn’t worse!!! I’ll say extra prayers & hope you are feeling better soon!!!!
    Thinking of you……

  18. Kat Sprouse says:

    Sis – the scarf that you knitted for me is just beautiful. The pattern is awesome and VERY delicate. Your choice of the yarn and color was just perfect. I am OVERJOYED with this gift. I am thrilled and honored to have this as a gift.

    To all… Sissy is just precious… a living doll. Very socialable and outgoing. She seems to be getting along with Mugsy just fine… I think she likes her BIG brother.

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