Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Winner and Final Contest

Caesar weighs 12 lbs! Seriously, I wish he weighed what most of you guessed. Maybe I should of brought him back for a refund? No way, I love the little guy. Napoleon weighs 9 lbs, but he also doesn't have all that fur that Caesar has. I am sure Caesar's fur coat weighs a few pounds. When I take the both of them outside, they are so small compared to all the dogs in the neighborhood.

Last week's contest winner is Amy Lu. She guessed 10 lbs, which was the closest guess. Please email me at oiyi.yau (AT) gmail (DOT) com (change the words at and dot with the appropriate symbols) with your address info.

Sheri, (you left me a comment on the previous post) you can email me at the above email address. Your blogger profile is not available publicly so I couldn't get to your blog to leave you a comment or email you. If that doesn't work, leave me your blog link or email address and I will contact you.

The final contest for the 3 Year Celebration Contest starts today and ends on Sunday at 9pm eastern time.

The prize is 1 skein of Fearless Fibers sock yarn in the colorway, Tulips. Perfect for a Spring pair of socks. The skein is 4oz/410 yds, enough yardage for a scarf or small shawl.

I am going back to the random number generator excel thing. Just leave your name or comment on this post for a chance to win the yarn.

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I am not feeling very cheerful this week. Yesterday morning, I woke up to a bloody eye. I freaked out after seeing a big splotch of blood in my left eye. Apparently, I have Subconjunctival Hemorrhage which is also called Red Eye.

The definition I found from googling: A subconjunctival hemorrhage occurs when a small blood vessel breaks open and bleeds near the surface of the white of the eye. It may happen without injury, and is often first noticed when you wake up and look in a mirror. Sudden increases in pressure such as violent sneezing or coughing can cause a subconjunctival hemorrhage.

I remember coughing like crazy for a few minutes at 4am because there was a tickle in my throat. I had to get a drink of water because it wouldn't go away. Then I went back to bed. So, coughing must be what caused it.

There is nothing I can do, but wait for it to go away since it doesn't hurt or bother my vision. Perhaps a week or longer. So, now I have to walk around looking like a freak. DH thinks that I look scary. I think it looks so gross. I don't even want to look at myself in the mirror. That bright red blood splotch has now spread more on day 2. Sigh!!! I was walking out of my front door yesterday and a bunch of little kids were playing on the side walk and one little girl asked why I had a red eye. I just told her that I hurt my eye. I thought it might too scary to explain about blood vessels popping.

Update: Want to see my eye? Click here.

26 comments:

Valerie said...

Visiting over from Piddleloop's blog, and I'm really glad! I really like your blog, and just in time for the last contest!

caitlyn said...

I've had the same thing happen to my eye before too. =( I hope the redness goes away soon -- it's hard to be patient in waiting it out!

Eternal Sunshine said...

Hello, thought I'd de-lurk for a chance to win some yarn. Sorry to here about your eye. Be thankful it's not permanent or that it hurts! I'm going to remember to not make any sudden movements from now on hehe.

Lynn said...

Oh Oiyi, I'm so sorry to hear about your eye. To make you feel better, here is a story about mine: After finals week in college, I went straight to the airport for a trip to Paris from San Diego. Instead or resting when I got to the hotel, we went on a full day of touring the city. I'm not sure if it was my contacts or lack of sleep or what, but my left eye puffed up. I like to say that it was some sort of curse of the Notre Dame Cathedral.. I really looked like the Hunchback of Notre Dame, minus the hump of course. But really, it goes away, and you'll be able to laugh about it later.

I'm glad Caesar weighs 12 pounds so he won't get beat up by the neighbor hood cat!

Kristy said...

Sorry to hear about your eye! My college boyfriend had that happen to him, too. Maybe you could wear sunglasses and act like you're a movie star? :)

flanthrower said...

12 pounds! Egad! I was waaaay off. And he looks so tiny!

Sorry to hear about your eye...it's happened to me twice before, once in college and once in law school. Clearly I should stop reading...

nico said...

so sorry to read about your eye...I hope you recover soon!

rohanknitter said...

12 pounds - never would've guessed that! I've never heard of this red eye thing - it must have really given you a start when you first saw it!

schrodinger said...

Wow 12lbs!!

Hope your eye gets better fast - I would have freaked out too - it's scary to look at.

Judy said...

Ouch! Your eye looks painful - - good thing you don't feel anything. Thanks for checking out my latest FO. It's been forever since I made myself anything! Take care and hope your eye gets better soon.

Megan said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your eye! That happened to my friend's brother when someone punched him. You should tell people you got in a fight and sound super tough. Speedy recovery wishes!

Rina said...

Yikes! Sorry to hear about your eye. That must have been really scary. Get better soon!

Jennie said...

Hope your eye gets better soon.

a rose is a rose said...

i would have NEVER guessed 10 lbs! dang

i am sorry about the eye-but the sunglasses are a good idea. not just to disguise the broken vessel but as a protective covering

Corrie said...

firstly oh my goodness with your eye! I was thinking a little red spot but that is very very red! ouch!!!!!!!!! don't scare any more little children please

secondly wow what a big pup you have there

and that yarn on offer is very nice.....fingers crossed

Corrie:)

Mariko said...

Ergh, that sucks about your eye! You can knit or crochet a cute little eye patch, though!

joy said...

I hope your eye gets better soon. (I couldn't bring myself to click on the eye link.)

ikkinlala said...

I hope your eye is better soon.

Stephanie said...

I first noticed your blog when I googled "Anthropologie-inspired capelet." Yours is great - I love the length. I just wanted to say hi and throw my name in the mix.

Heather said...

I came across your blog through the ripple along and love it. Your work is beautiful. I especially love the bird's nest and copper wisk stitch markers you made. Keep on craftin'!

Alice said...

I came here via Flickr after seeing your gorgeous clapotis, and of course, I can't pass up a chance at free yarn. ;) You have a fantastic blog!

Dipsy said...

Ouch! My gosh, poor you! I sure hope your eye is much, much better by now!

michele said...

yeah that looks painful. would it help to think that it makes you look like a toughie?

hope it clears up soon.

the clapotis looks great. good for you for finishing it!

Melissa said...

Love your blog! :) Ran into your clapotis on flickr Clapotis group. Glad you finished it!

Amelia said...

I love your Clapotis! Beautiful colourway! I hope that your eye gets better soon.

Megan said...

Whee, I'd love to be entered to win!