Archive | May, 2008

An apology and some useless facts

10 May

I’m so sorry, I never intended to be away from the blog this long. To be honest, there has been no knitting going on since I last wrote. Instead I was busy experiencing all of the typical first trimester symptoms, particularly fatigue and queasiness. My morning sickness wasn’t too bad and I’m sure a lot of women have it way worse, but the sensation was like being motion sick all the time. Every time I picked up the needles my stomach would turn. Even baking and cooking has been left to the wayside as I ate too many cracker based dinners. I’ve also had to learn to give up all of my favourite foods: cold cuts, unpastuerized milk, soft cheese, not to begin the list the stuff that made me feel ill. Finally, at about 10 weeks, I’m finding it easing away. I’ve had my first real meals in what seems like years, and don’t even need to take an hour (okay two hour) nap in the afternoon. I’ve started cooking again and it looks like maybe even knitting will be back on the books.

This is extremely good news because I had an exceptionally nice stash enhancement experience at Wonderwool Wales at the end of April. Yes, I went to one of the largest fibre festivals in the UK and did not blog about it. That is how bad I am. A big Wonderwool update is coming very soon!

Finally, Karen, tagged me ages ago and I’m now going to post my six non-important facts about myself. I’m going to cheat a little because I have no idea who to tag next, but the thought is still there.

Here are the rules:

1) Link to the person who tagged you.
2) Post the rules.
3) Share six non-important things / habits / quirks about yourself.
4) Tag at least three people.
5) Be sure the people you tagged KNOW you tagged them by commenting what you did.

  1. I can poach the perfect egg everytime. I always say that if Gordon Ramsay was going to come over to my house for lunch I would make him a salad lyonnaise, complete with poached egg.
  2. I met my husband 7 years ago in a chatroom online.
  3. I still don’t have my driving license because I have horrible driving anxiety. Basically, every time I get behind the wheel I get visions of crashing and killing everyone. I’m fine as a passenger though.
  4. I’m 50% Korean and even though I used to speak it fluently as a child all I can remember are baby words and words for food.
  5. I have an incredibly poor sense of direction and get lost really easily. I lived in York for 4 years and it took me over a year to get to grips with the layout of the centre. When I take walks around here if we go a slightly different way I get confused and don’t recognise anything.
  6. The thing I miss most about the U.S. (besides friends and family) is the snack food, the variety is staggering. We have nothing in comparison. My favourites used to be any sort of fair food, Cheetohs, and Taco Bell.

Next post will be a knitty one, I promise!