Friday, December 22, 2006

Happy Holidays!

We leave for our hometown soon (yea!), but I am unsure whether there will be any knitting time at all as our schedule is packed (we have four sets of parents plus other friends to visit). Also, we are cutting this year's visit a little short since Matt just can't be away from the labs for long. Regardless, I am bringing along a full knitting bag with hopes that I'll have some free time here and there. I'm going to take along the Philosopher's Stone Socks that Rock socks and finish them, I hope. I also will take along the long neglected Yarntini Pure Falls Socks and then maybe a little more sock yarn...

Yesterday I received my Pick Up Sticks Sock Club Kit. This month Connie sent out the most stunning sock yarn - Posh Yarns Lucia in the color Passionale! The yarn is 30% cashmere and 70% merino wool - so soft! I can't stop petting it. :)

In stupid neck pain news: First of all, thanks for all the nice comments. It always cheers me up. :) As the week has gone on, I had thought my neck was all better, but then Thursday morning I relapsed. This time I went to the doctor and she prescribed a few different drugs and recommended I get some x-rays and an MRI. Hopefully we can figure out what the heck is going on. It's feeling much better today, but I'm sure the pills are doing most of that. I don't care so long as I feel good for the holidays!

I'll be taking a little break from blogging for the next week or so. I'll try to sneak one or two more posts in before the new year later next week. Until then, I wish everyone a fabulous holiday time whether you celebrate the solstice, Christmas, Hanukkah, Boxing Day, Kwanzaa - oh, you get the point!

Have a fabulous winter celebration!


Kim in Oregon said...

Safe travels and the merriest of Christmases to you! I hope you feel better too and the neck pain sneaks away slowly. I threw my back out two days ago and it's slowly getting better. Since I always seem to do stuff a few steps behind you, here's hoping you win the lottery in 2007!

ps. I'm not sure about the beads on the new str either. Me+Beads=Disaster

Isobel said...

Alyssa - safe trip, I hope that the neck pain ceases. My sock club arrived today - love the feel of the Posh - I have Highland Fling - and I love the patter.
Happy Christmas and a safe and joyous New Year.

=Tamar said...

I hope it's just a stiff neck or something a different pillow can cure, but: along with the MRI and X-rays, get a CAT scan of the brain to check for a mini-stroke. I speak from sad observation: sometimes an unexplained pain that comes and goes is a stroke symptom.

I hope you had a good Christmas.

Kathy said...


ENjoying the blog, while Ive taken a break from irisheyes . Safe trip. Really hope your neck is better soon.