Thursday, February 14, 2008

Knitting Machine and Life

My knitting machine came yesterday. I wish I was able to get really excited about it, as excited about it as I was when I ordered it. And I'm sure once I practice on it and get to really learn how to use it and get past this hellish week, I'll be excited about it.

I did read the manual that came with it and also looked through the pattern book. I want to watch the dvd before I use it too. I have a little experience with using a knitting machine from the one I borrowed last summer from my friend in my knitting group back in Texas. So the mechanics of it aren't new to me. But I really didn't get much time with that machine before we moved from Texas to Seattle, so I'll really be learning for the first time on this machine.

Luckily, my friend Angi has told me she will help me learn how to use mine. She is actually the one who inspired me to buy the machine now even though I've been wanting to buy one for awhile. She made some awesome legwarmers with her machine. And socks too!



Okay, I am really not one to talk about my personal life on the Internet and I may regret posting this in the future. I am sick and broken hearted at the moment so I can't be expected to be thinking straight right?

So here it is: Amy has been having an online affair with a woman 15 years her junior. Amy told me Sunday night that she wants to break up. And she just spent the last 4 days with said woman in Portland. And tonight, Valentines Day of all days (geez), Amy is supposed to come back after dropping of said woman at the airport to "talk".

So now you know why a knitting machine isn't really exciting to me right now.

8 comments:

K said...

I have been reading your blog since last March, when you changed jobs. I lived in Bertram at the time, and really wanted to come to the meetings you had set up in MFalls. Since moving to the northwest, your spirit has jumped out at me. Your writing has opened up and shown more of you!!
Just thought you would like to know!
Kay

emicat said...

I'm sorry to hear what's going on - it must be very difficult for you. Please let me know if you need to get out and about or something and hang out with your knitterly friends :) *hugs*

Sabbath D. said...

Oh Rhonda - I am so sorry, how difficult for you. I know we only know each other through knitting, but please, PLEASE let me know if there is anything I can do. I actually have a fairly good idea of what you are going through right now from my own personal experience. Big hugs to you.

Rhonda said...

Thanks everyone for your support. I really appreciate it. It is great to know that other people care about me right now.

Suna said...

I wish you were still here in Texas so we could drown our sorrows in some way (I found out to day my unemployment benefits were over, already--no job in sight, just endless interviews).

Damn, I am sorry this has had to happen to you. I will not insert platitudes, because they don't help much, but know you have many friends and admirers who want the BEST for you.

Carrie said...

So sorry to hear about Amy, Rhonda! I hope that you're doing o.k., if there's anything I can do (beer, lunch at the Australian Meatpie place, etc.) let me know!

Tara Gowland said...

I am so sorry this is happening to you Rhonda - lmk if you ever want to chat...

Tara

Angela said...

Oh sweetie, I am soooooo sorry to hear about this!!! Ugh!!! Not cool at all! Let me know if you wanna grab some coffee and vent or get started on the BRAND NEW KNITTING MACHINE!! (see what I did there?! I tried to divert your attention with enthusiasm about the knitting machine!) Hugs to you!!!