Monday, November 03, 2008

My new hobby

On Saturday morning I took a knitting class – the Virgin Knitter’s class to be exact. It was a 2 hour class for people who have no or very little knitting experience. When I was about 12 years old my Grandma tried to teach me to knit, but I just didn’t have the patience for it. In that class on Saturday morning, it all came rushing back. We were taught how to cast on, how to knit, how to pearl (is it spelled that way?), how to change balls of wool when you run out. There were 5 women in the class, 4 of us were pretty quick learners. One poor soul was completely confused. She spent a lot of time just mastering the knitting, not worrying about the “pearl”. The rest of us learned the garter and stockingette patterns as well as how to do ribbing. We also learned how to bind off.

I felt so confident at the end of the class that I bought two skeins of charcoal gray alpaca wool - so soft – to knit a scarf for H. for Christmas. I have already knit half of the scarf so he may be getting it as an early gift. Maybe I'll post a picture of it if it turns out the way I hope.

I’m already trying to decide which class I want to take next.

Anyway, not a whole lot of TTC stuff happening, H. and I tried more this month than we ever have in all of our time of trying. We got a High rating from FF for the numbers of times we DTD around O time. We both realized that while our chances of getting pg naturally are low, we have never really gone all out. We used the Sperm Meets Egg Plan this month. It seems so weird to even be talking about changing approaches at this late stage in the game, but that’s what we’re doing. H. and I were outside raking on Saturday afternoon (we got 20 bags of leaves raked up in 2 hours) and started talking about our next steps. We both want to wait until January to try the next medicated IUI. It’s nice to be on the same page about this. We’ll try a couple more times like we did this month and save some money. Now that H. is finally working again we are able to put money aside for this.

I guess that’s it. I haven’t been posting very much because life while not boring has been pretty uneventful lately.


Carrie said...

Congratulations on your new hobby! As a knitter (6+ yrs) and someone with hobby ADD, the more I knit the more I enjoy it. It is great way to pass the time and has taught me much needed patience. Keep us posted on the knitting progress. I have enjoyed reading your blog.

Sweet Georgia said...

Thanks! I will post a pic when it's done.