Archive for September, 2013
It’s time to pull out my warm yarn and start making hats. We enrolled 3 more of my 6 kids in public school, leaving only 2 at home. The oldest 4 are having fun attending school and the youngest 2, love that they have mom to themselves. Now that I have 4 fewer kids to deal with I should be able to crank out some hats and scarves. School colors are a must, and I have a start, 4 skeins of the right shade of orange. I just need to get a lighter weight version with some black and orange yarn. The goal is to get them all set for games and races and all that comes with school. I am hoping I can crank out a couple shrugs for my daughter and niece for those school color days. Now, if I could just settle on a pattern I will start knitting.
Well, I haven’t been on in a while, with good reason. This past summer I spent a month in the hospital beginning with a procedure to destroy the vascular malformation in my foot and ending with partial amputation of my right foot. Basically I am left with my right heel and a little bit (centimeter or two) to flex up and down. I unfortunately was too medicated to complete much knitting, but the stack of hanging dish towels I had made in advance served me well. As women dropped off meals, or helped with the upkeep of my home, or watching my kids,, the towels were passed out, along with wash cloths as the towels ran out. I am very happy I had finished them and was pleased to pass them on as a gift in return for all the help so graciously offered. We have been blessed beyond measure in the midst of what has been the most difficult time in our family. Spending a month away from my children was harder than I care to go through again. I am slowly getting back to myself, knitting baby hats, towels, wash cloths, and looking at starting up some scarves for the school year. I am also transitioning as most of my kids are now in public school. I only have two kids to distract me so my knitting should be doubled, if it wasn’t for the foot distraction. Thank you for continuing to visit my website and hopefully I will not take such a long break.