You people!  I take one small break and you all freak out!  I got it from my Mom, I got it from Kate….calm down, just calm down people.  I’m still here.  I’m still alive.  And, more importantly, I’m still knitting.  First up, here is a project that I’m starting to work on.  It involves this:


and these:


Can you guess what it will be?  Here’s what it looks like right now:


And up close:


Still can’t guess?  I’ll give you another hint at the bottom of this post.  In the meantime, feast your eyes on this:


Yup!  Finally finished my iPod cast to wear around my neck.  Here’s another photo:


and another one:


It works really well too.  I made a small modification last night.  After wearing it around for a few days I struggled with the earplug cord and how it hung down too low and got in the way, so I made a small band that I sewed to the neck cord and will eventually put buttons on it, and then I’ll be able to “gather” up the cord and kind of buckle it in place.  It works well too.  Yey!

One of the reasons that I haven’t blogged lately is my knee has been really, really bothering me lately.  Most of you know that I’ve had 2 knee surgeries on my left knee and now I’m stuck with “really bad” arthritis that rears up its ugly head periodically.  Last Wednesday morning I got up at 3 am to go to the bathroom and the knee was fine, no problems.  Then I got up at my usual time of 5:30 and I could barely stand up.  I kid you not.  I don’t know what I did for 2 1/2 hours in my sleep to cause such pain, but whatever it was, it has been bad. 

Oh, I also did something unusual for me.  I baked cookies on Sunday to send to my Grandmother for her birthday.  Happy Birthday, Meme!  (I know she won’t read this, but maybe someone will tell her…)

So that’s about it.  Learning Greek adverbial participals and believe you me, they are not fun.

Here’s your last hint:  what I’m making will eventually go here: