Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Slog Blog

I keep slogging through my brain to try and figure out what to write. I'm trying not to create my own personal pitty party on the blog. I'm struggling with dealing with the impending job loss, T's MS, having to go to work everyday knowing that I am just spinning my wheels because in just over a month it will be someone else's job. For those of you that were in Boerne this last weekend I extend my sincerest apologies for missing it. I'm trying to pick myself back up and I don't think I would have made the weekend without crying into the alpaca and that would have just been awkward. I spent the weekend instead crying into my mom's lap and getting a new batch of yarn that used to be my grandmother's and crying because I miss her oh, and there was crying because I woke up Sunday and my folks were out of vanilla creamer. Are you sensing a trend?

So that's why I haven't posted in a week and why I missed the coolest time in Boerne this last weekend. I'll make it up at the next meet n greet. I pinky swear it. I swear on my stash. Yeah. So take that. So to kinda keep my spirits up, I have been crocheting and have I got something for you guys. Remember this?
Some of you expressed interest in a fish mat for your knitter kitties. Guess what I did! It's not tested yet but I have a person in mind to test the pattern for me. Tada!!!! I designed a fish mat!

And here it is in use by Tinker's food dish.

It would be very simple to do a striped fish or a solid color. If anyone wants a fish mat, let me know. Once the pattern is tested, I'll post it and share. :)

14 comments:

chris said...

Angie, I'm so sorry to hear that the reason we didn't see you this weekend was because you were crying too much! I wish there were something I could do to fix it all ('cause I'm a "fixer", you know?). And hopefully it doesn't make it worse to tell you that we all missed you, every single one of us.

P-la said...

I'm so sorry you are down. But I believe you will not be for long. You don't seem like the type that would be. I would love the fish kitty mat pattern!!! Yeah you!!!

Cookie said...

The fishie is so cute!

Been thinking about you lately. Sending love and cat hair... errr... alpaca love. *hugs*

Julia said...

Well Poo. Everybody deserves to throw themselves a little pity party every once in a while. It looks like you made good use of your time. I'm sure your kitty appreciates it. Dust off that resume and get it on Monster now. Also check into state jobs - yeah, I know they don't pay much but the insurance is decent and the retirement is very good and you're never too young (or old) to start working on that. Are you guys up for moving for jobs? Hang in there.

kmkat said...

I love the mats. If it were a little bigger, the fish one would make a cute bathmat.

Do your crying -- that's a necessary part of the process -- and then knock 'em dead, tiger. You will, ya know.

Knitting and Chocolate are better than zoloft! said...

Oh Dear Stalker, party in your pity all you can stand to! Cry, crochet, pet yarn, do whatever it takes to feel better! Please don't let that stop you from posting either, it seems these ladies are at the ready with cheerful wishes!

Hang in there!

susan said...

We all missed you very much but it sounds like you needed the time alone. I believe that things will get better. You hang in there, honey.

catsmum said...

missed you girlfriend ... that's the drawback of only being cyberfriends I guess. Hugz don't translate too well through the computer.
BIIIIIIIIIIIGGGGGGGGGG hugz

Christine said...

I'm so sorry about the stress, and I completely understand missing Boerne. Just know that you were missed!

It is ok to cry. A lot. And with every layoff I have found that the job I eventually end up at is FAR better than the one I left behind - so I am wishing you the same!

Carol said...

Awesome! Linus wants one too. Maybe you should just keep on designing...chase your "mood" away-just sayin'

Nanc said...

The fish mat is wonderful, and if there were a knit version I'd be all over it.

You were missed, but I appreciate you not making me soggy w/ the crying ('cause I'm a joiner) and it would've felted the wool on the alpacas anyhoo. And nobody wants that.

Sending you good vibes. Things will look up soon, I promise!

Christina said...

The fishie mat turned out great!

Leeny said...

Angie, keep your chin up! It WILL get better! I've been layed off twice in my life and almost a third time. It's just something you have to get through. I'm glad your mom was there for you. I LOVE the fishie mat! My kitty would appreciate one in shades of blue and/or brown. :)

shirl55 said...

Gee, would sure love to see this pattern,,my sissy would go nuts over this!! Any luck getting it tested???
Great blog,
shirl