I am really liking 2012. SO much more than 2011. 7 days in and I can just tell, this year is going to be a good one. Last year had too many crappy things to count. This year has started with yarn, knitting, a trip to the beach, holding a baby, picking home grown food, a weight loss (25.9kg/57lb total lost!) and tomorrow is The Day. The Day we start IVF!! Yep, it’s here! Admittedly the first two weeks is actually just me taking the pill (as in the contraceptive pill!) every day! Hello acne face. But then the injections start. The first injected drug mimics menopause. Ironic or what? Birth control pills then fake menopause to make a baby. So after the acne I then get hot flushes, night sweats, blinding headaches and even more tired than usual. Then the next injections after that give you uncomfortable bloating as the follicles (where the eggs grow) grow abnormally large. My kid isn’t even conceived and it’s already causing me nothing but frustration.
Broke my new years goal not to buy any yarn until mid March. Twice. On January 1st. Totally worth it. I’m going to do it again next week I think. The white is handspun locally and the money I spent helps support micro development in Myanmar. And the grey is semisolid hand-dyed merino superwash. Like I said…totally worth it.
Since I broke my first goal on Day 1 it seemed appropriate to replace it with a goal I actually have a chance of keeping. Challenge my knitting abilities (learn short rows, magic loop and continental style knitting) and knit one item of baby clothing a month. I am a slower than slow knitter so this will be an exercise in focusing. And item one involves raglan shaping, magic loop sleeves and generally paying more attention than I have ever paid before.
We went up to Otaki beach yesterday and had fruit ice cream and a walk on the beach. Man, summer rules!