Damn, what a week! The last week and a half has been crazy, but I'm feeling a little better, so I can talk about it now.
Early last week, one of the doctors who works with my firm was killed in a plane crash. He flew his own planes and it nosedived when he took off. That hit us all hard...he was only 57 years old and a really nice man. Then later in the week, my FIL passed away after a long, difficult hospital stay. He'd been in the hospital since March. Please pray for the repose of their souls if you pray.
Then in the midst of all this, Pi's dad decided he was going to start major crap with me over the weekend. The situation is really making me consider going to family court to make a complaint. I haven't decided yet and its weighing heavy on my mind.
Lastly, I finally made an appt. to see my gyno. In May, I had a 22 day period, June was 17 days...and so far this month has only been 8, but the month is young. I've been really irregular for 2 years now, but the doc kept telling me I was just going through a cycle change. Last year, I insisted on having a transvaginal sonogram which came back normal, but my cycles are still whacked. After 2 years, I'm fairly certain there's got to be something more than a cycle change, so I'm going to insist on more testing. Dude, I'm only 27...its too early for problems like this!
So yeah, that's been my week in a nutshell. I went back to work yesterday after taking some bereavement days and I'm glad to be getting back to normal.
I've been working on this Haekelbeutel bag a little at a time. Instead of regular granny squares, I decided to use the Circle of Friends square after seeing someone else's bag and falling in love with the variation. I also only made 12 squares instead of 16 because 16 would have been way too large. I used an F hook and only worked through round 7 of the square pattern.
I lined it with more of that leftover maroon sheet. I actually tried taking the bag to the tailor to be lined, but the tailor told me no because it'd be too difficult! Hi and hello, you're a tailor! So I went home with more determination than ever and hand sewed the lining. It took me hours, but it was well worth it.
I've been using the bag as my work tote and I've gotten oodles of compliments on it. I think these would make some good gifts for the tote loving people in my life. Its amazing what you can fit in here!