Saturday, August 18, 2007

Third Time a Charm?

Yes, dear fellow knitters, your read right. I have begun Tilia for the third time. And the last (I say that now). I appreciate your commiserating with the frog pond adventures and learning curve events of the last week. I know we have all been there.

Here is Tilia as of last night:

In my efforts to stay sane, I found these sweet little Ribbed Lace socks from Sensational Knitted Socks and knew I had to begin them right away: (the ones top left)

The yarn that was beckoning was Lorna's Lace in the color Amish. I love these colors - am using #0 dpns on these:

Love this yarn: soft, squishy and pretty.

This week has been quite an experience in other ways - I have been coughing and wheezing to a point where it is bothersome. Being an Oboist who must be especially able to breathe well, I decided to go to a pulmonary specialist to see if he could figure out what is going on. He changed my blood pressure meds (coughing is a side effect!!) and gave me inhalers and nose spray. The inhaler helps, but the nose spray is gross. I have tests scheduled on Wednesday to see if this is asthma (runs in the women in my family) or what. Unfortunately I was a smoker for 20 years as the dr. so pointedly reminded me. I will let you know what transpires. Please think good thoughts.....

On the exciting news front - I have been offered an adjunct faculty position as oboe instructor at one of the state universities. Yes - I accepted! Now I am scrambling around trying to figure out what to write for my course syllabus.

As you see, things in our house have been pretty interesting this week..... I always love your comments, so if you have anything at all you want to say - please, please, please sign in and say it!

Talk to y'all later in the week.


Meredith said...

Hope the third try works out! And congratulations on the faculty position--that's great!

Debi said...


Hope you feel better soon, I'll be thinking good thoughts :)

schrodinger said...

I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you on this third attempt with Tilia.

Sorry to hear about the coughing, I hope that the med changes help you out - I understand about the nasal spray though, I can't stand the stuff either.

Congrats on the job though, how exciting for you.

lobstah said...

Congrats on your new position! Here's hoping your health probs dissipate soon.

twig said...

Congratulations on the new job! Hope the breathing issue clears up quickly.