I am a retired critical care nurse and it is likely that 30 years of adrenal rushes have pushed me slightly over the edge of normal. I actually think I came through that chaos in fairly good shape. However, the looks I sometimes get from the greyt spouse and my family say, ‘maybe not so’. Anyway, I am retired now and lovin’ every minute of it.
I have been knitting for about 14 years and before that I watched my mother knit since I was in grade school. She taught me how to crochet and knit, but I just did not have the interest in those days. I have dabbled in other hobbies: cross-stitch, needlepoint, beading, origami, stained glass, cooking up soaps, lotions and lip balms along the way.
A co-worker encouraged me to try knitting. After much coaxing and against my better judgement I decided to give it a try. When I walked into the LYS, my eyes almost popped out and my thought was, “This is not my mother’s kind of knitting”! Talk about eye candy! !
I now knit from morning until I go to bed at night. I sit on my front porch and knit. I knit in the car. I resent anything that takes me away from my knitting time such as housework and shopping. I have been told by more than one family member that it may appear rude to knit when I have company. Really, how can that be rude? After all, I can knit and talk at the same time.
I am also very fond of greyhounds. Vinny, occasionally finds himself a subject of my blogs, along with the greyt spouse, our four kids and the grandkids.
Really, all I really want to do is knit. However, I occasionally get a bug to try a new challenge. I think I will start making up some lotions and lip balms and see if I can interest my neighbors in trying some. I have also designed my first knitted pattern and thinking about doing a few more. The name of the pattern is ERIN’s BUNNY and can be found on Ravelry, com.
I have been thinking about selling some of my items. I would name my shop ‘one ear up creations’. It refers to a minor problem of my greyhound, Vinny. He only perks one ear up. Ear-rectile dysfunction is common with the greyhound community and there is no cure. Please, do not misunderstand me, I am not making fun of his little problem. I think he is quite charming. Actually, the subject of a greyhound’s ears would make an interesting blog.
I have dressed up for Halloween for the past 4 or 5 years and sit on our front step. I have fun teasing the kids and parents tell me that I am one of their favorites houses to visit. This year there will be a new outside decoration.
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