Tracksy Web Stats A Knitter's Wonderland: August 2007

A Knitter's Wonderland

(To the tune of Winter Wonderland) Needles click, how they glisten, cozy sound, as you listen, they’re stuck everywhere, sit down if you dare, welcome to my knitter’s wonderland. Yarn abounds to overflowing, countless books increase my knowing. I need every bit; I care not a whit if there’s no pathway through my wonderland! In an evening I can make a mitten, start a shawl, a sweater, or a hat. But the question to ask any kitten, is “Do you think she’ll really finish that?”

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Ya Gotta Have Friends!

I have actual knitting content today but first I want to say THANK YOU to all of you who have supported me through these two and a half years. Without your prayers, good thoughts and kindnesses, I doubt I would have gotten well as fast or at all.

First, huge thanks to those of you who sent me cards, letters, emails, who called to check on me, who sat with Jim at the hospital, who came and visited me, and brought all kinds of wonderful fibery or floral gifts. Such day-brighteners!

To you who made or gave me hats, I appreciate them so much! I have hats for all occasions. I have worn most of them and when I get a little more hair, I’ll wear all of them.

To the sock makers – I know a lot of you thought I was kind of whiney about the socks but the bottom line was – socks are hard to make and it meant a lot when someone made me a pair. I can’t tell you the times when I felt so sick and I would open up my sock drawer and just look at them and think, I have to hang in there, people care about me.

To the Prayer Shawl makers – My shawls are in the cedar chest until the weather cools off, then they will be back working to keep me warm. I love my shawls.

To the knitted blanket makers – I use my blanket every single day. Sugar and I have worn holes in it! I’ve already had a good friend repair it once and am trying to be more careful with it.

The same with my quilt, I use it every day also and enjoy it so much.
Thank you one and all, each of you have added so much to my life – you have NO idea

OK, enough mush. Here are the two sets of slipper socks I just finished. They aren’t perfect but not too bad. The blue set is for my brother and the yellow for his wife.

I also finished a DW cloth. It took me a little bit to get back in the rhythm but I plan to make a few more before we leave on vacation.

Right now I am working on the first of three teddy bears for my three great nephews first birthdays. The first one knit up fast and I am sewing it together. Will post a picture in the next day or so.

Thought I'd leave you with a little Sugar -

Again, thanks for your support!

Friday, August 24, 2007

Back With Big News!!!

I sure hope there are at least a few people out there who still check on my blog from time to time. I can't believe how long it's been since I posted! But up until just a few weeks ago, I couldn't knit, couldn't type, couldn't use my left hand/arm to do anything!

Big News #1 is knitting. I am KNITTING again. I'm really slow and can only knit about an hour at a time, nut have managed to make TWO pairs of slipper socks. I want to try the DW washclothes next and see if I can handle the slip stitch.

Big News #2 (which should probably be #1). I had my "every two months MRI" done on Monday. Saw drs yesterday - the news:

Two months ago, my neuro surgeon was asking me to consider another brain operation to help improve my quality of life. Well actually to make me more comfortable in the short time (18 months) he thought I had left.
Yesterday, he ccould hardly believe it. He tested my legs, my arms, my hands, my strength, my dexterity and after each test his eyes would get a little bigger and his eyebrows arch a little higher (towards the end you couldn't see his eyebrows at all). I kept saying God had healed me (because He did) and my dr finally admitted it was a miracle. So I'm giving God all the credit though I recognize the crucial roles my drs played.
Cancer-free, cancer-free - two and a half years doing the cancer tango, not one of my drs thought I would survive. Praise God! Not only will I survive, I have big plans.
At any rate, I'm still stuck in a wheelchair for the moment but don't expect that to last much longer. I am still typing with one finger so this will be short.
If you have a question or want more details, just give me a call or send me an email. CANCER-FREE!!!