Tuesday, 17 November 2009

I'm Back!! With a New Website, and a new Name!

G has very kindly been working away at  creating the new blog for me while I've been recovering, and today is the new launch! Welcome to Knitted Bliss. It's pretty much the same as Teamknit was in the past, only facing up to the fact that it's been a solo show for a while. I'm so excited!! Please update your links accordingly (although the old site directs you directly to this site, so it's all good).

Recovering from impacted wisdom tooth extraction: I had no idea my face could swell up to the gigantic proportions that it did. If it weren't so painful, it would have been really funny. Because in all honesty, I looked like this:

Only without the smile.  It was so swollen that it hurt to open my mouth wide enough to get a spoon inside. So I drank my food, surviving off of my killer smoothies, and this pumpkin soup recipe, which has been amazing. I doubled the garlic in the recipe, and it was delicious sipped it out of a mug.

You know what was really surprising? Although I have hardly any recollection of knitting at all, somehow, when the drugs were done, I had this:

My apologies for the strange light, I was holding a lamp in one hand and the camera in the other, trying to get a clear shot. I'm still seaming the other sleeve, and then I'll give it a good blocking. FO post to follow very soon!

26 comments:

eliza said...

yay! wow, a whole sweater knit with practically no memory of it... what a thing. it's looking great, though!

Pam said...

Great sweater -- and I'm impressed that you did it while recovering. I have a no lace on drugs policy, myself.

You made the right choice for this yarn, I think -- it'll be a terrific sweater.

alittlebitofscrap said...

Yikes, sorry about the discomfort, but Wow! look at the gorgeous sweater!

aelva said...

sweater looks already gorgeous! hope you face is not that swollen anymore. Now I am afraid - I will get my wisdom tooth extraction on thursady ... hopefully I will also be able to knit when I recover ...

Michele said...

So sorry your mouth was in so much pain. At least you had some yummy food and knitting to get you through it. Your sweater looks beautiful. I can't wait to see it finished.

Phoe said...

Heh, that's our pumpkin soup too. :) Glad you're feeling better. That sweater looks great! And hoorah for the solo blog! :)

Adriana said...

Hooray for the new blog! I'm glad to hear that you have finally recovered. That did not seem like fun.
It's pretty awesome that you knit most of a sweater while you were out :)

J. said...

The twin to my socks!

It's lovely, I'm excited to see what it looks like on. :D

Tanis said...

I love the banner for your new blog. It all looks great! I can't wait to see FO shots of your sweater, looks like you were very productive during your recovery, impressive! Glad to hear your feeling better!

Allyson said...

New blog?! It looks awesome! I'm glad your face has de-swelled. I'm constantly amazes by the swelling abilities of the human body :)

And I can't wait to see that sweater when it's finished! It looks awesome so far!

Ibunnysavetroy said...

Lovely sweater it's the febuary fitted pullover right? Gorgeous!

weezalana said...

Wow, where can I get some of those magical knit-a-sweater pharmaceuticals?

Susan said...

Congrats to the new blog, recovering, and knitting progress.

Clumsy Knitter said...

Wow, I can't believe you knitted that sweater in a drug-induced haze! Sign of a Master Knitter, fer sher. ;-)

Congrats on the new blog!

Diana said...

The new site looks fresh and inviting. Every post is full of inspiration. I just got done knitting up two Felix's cardi's for Baby B due in December. Your version was perfect so I decided on the same buttons ( I also purchased cat buttons for a third cardi). Will send pics soon. Thanks again for thoughts and knitting inspiration.

Monique said...

Love the site. Love the sweater and kudos to your recovery!

Erin said...

Congrats on the new blog. And I love the sweater--it is going to be stunning.

Aesderina said...

I was wondering what happened to Jen! Congrats on the new blog, it looks fantastic! Sorry you had to drink your food.. I know what you mean though, I couldn't open my mouth wide enough to change the packing.. it freaked me out!

Hilary said...

Welcome to blog-land, Knitted Bliss! The site looks lovely. And I'm glad to hear you're recovered from your surgery! It does not sound fun at all, but smoothies and pumpkin soup sound like great options of you can't use utensils. :(

And that sweater -- so pretty!

CanarySanctuary said...

Congrats on the new site - how exciting! It's beautiful.

erica-knits said...

Hi Julie!
Glad to hear you recovered alright. I'm impressed with how spot on your knitting is "under the influence"! I will update my links this very moment.

Maryse said...

Now I like this February Fitted Sweater even more! Gorgeous yarn! I like your banner too! It's so personal. I'm glad the pain and the swelling is gone, but something great came out of it! Have a great week!

yoel said...

Love the new banner and blog! Amazing how much gets done on a lace sweater when you're swollen-faced and in lalaland! :) Looks great so far!

angelknits said...

Hi Julie, congrats on the new blog! Love the design!!
Sorry to hear the swelling and pain you're going through. Get well soon! The purple sweater is looking good!

hibou said...

I too had been wondering about Jen! RIP, Team Knit; Welcome, Knitted Bliss!

I've been putting off having my wisdom teeth out, but the prospect of drug-induced sweater production DOES make it seem like a nice idea...

P.S. The tagline (at least on Bloglines) still says "Two women, one mission". Don't know if that matters to you, or if it's even possible to change it, but I thought I'd let you know in case you wanted to.

elliebelle said...

Wow! Beautiful sweater - love the color. And, love the Family Guy reference! haha.