Friday, May 27, 2011

Friday Fill ins

1. This week I have decided it is time to retire lolol.

2. The stomach issue returns.

3. It's all about the chocolate.

4. I love laying in the sun.

5. I demand nothing.

6. Watch life’s path, it's filled with rocks and hard spots.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to going out to eat and knitting, tomorrow my plans include cleaning the backyard up and Sunday, I want to help my hubby clean the fifth wheel!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

I am going!

I am very lucky, I get to go to Sock Summit and I am really excited. The problem- I am going alone and am terrible at meeting people. In addition, I know there will be a bunch of great knitters there, and my knitting comes out all right, but looks funny while I am doing it. I can’t wait to learn what I can and see all the great vendors, I just wish I knew someone else who was going. It is very weird to have a passion for an activity that none of my friends or acquaintances has.

So anyway, one of the things to do at Sock Summit is the stitch marker swap. I am so uncreative, unimaginative, whatever I cannot figure out whether to make the boring ones or to buy wonderful ones and swap those. Do you think it would be cheating to buy, as long as I tell everyone they were purchased?

I have two chemo hats in my hat stash now; it is amazing how sadness can motivate me.

Knit happy today!

Monday, May 23, 2011

Sad. . .

A friend of mine (D) at work had a daughter (T) that was seriously ill, and diagnosed with terminal cancer in February, though I did not find out until March. I talked to my friend in April to ask if there was anything I could do, but of course, there wasn’t, so I offered to make a chemo cap and that made my friend happy that I thought of her. I thought about D and her daughter all weekend and bought some trinkets that I thought D’s grandchildren might like, just to make them smile for a few minutes. I should have called D because her daughter died Friday night. I am very sad that D has lost her only daughter, I am sad that T’s children will have to grow up without their mother, and I am sad that it took me so long to complete the cap. T was only 44 and was way too young to die from such a horrible disease and her children are too young to be without a mother.
I am going to figure out how to learn to knit faster, I want to be able to finish a cap quickly; but I am also going to make a stash of Chemo hats for when I might need them, too many people are needing them lately and I have not been able to keep up as I knit so slowly.
If anyone has any ideas on how to knit more quickly, let me know, I need all the help I can get.