First and foremost I want to ask you all to please remember my daughter in your prayers, she will be 22 tomorrow! Well, she spent a great deal of time in the ER on the April 30th in intense abdominal pain. The docs 1st thought it to be her appendix, but it isn't, rather diverticulitis on the right side (very adnormal for someone her age) and colitis. It just so happened that she had an appointment for her annual with her GP the following day and she has, of course, referred my daughter to another GI doc (she has had GI problems for years). Here is the scary part, that I have asked God to handle and would like you to, as well. Her biological father died earlier this year with an unknown intestinal cancer, as did his mother. We are sure that God will handle this, but calling in reinforcements for prayer is a good thing! Her new cousin-in-law happens to be the PA for the GI dr. that handled her biological father, so she is going to him because he is aware of the family history.
My friends, please pray that Our Lord heals my daughter, that she is out of pain and that He directs this doctor to get to the root of this problem and correct it (and that it not require surgery or anything unpleasant or bad in any way) so that she will be okay and can live a normal life. I thank you, from the bottom of my heart for your prayers!
Onto some knitting news, as I have stated, I participated in at for a short period of time in April...this was after I had socknitting fatigue (still have it...had to frog Lonnie's socks!). I enjoyed this kal, I sent a few washcloths a rubber duckie and a tin of French soap to a friend that has been having a bad time lately...she told me that they brightened her day, which made my day!
Now, for this month at we have in which we will, of course, knit, crochet, needlepoint (your stitchy of choice) flowers and all things floral. This should be fun, I've got a flower picked out that is no longer on the web, so I can't share it until it's done...sorry. I won't be doing more than one, because I must get BUSY.......
Knitting socks for Lonnie! My goodness, I completely flaked on !! I mean, I just found out about it and joined late in March, which meant it was too late for my March socks to count, which was okay, I'm cool with rules! Then I had the socknitting meltdown...no SockJo (MoJo's serious big sister that helps with socknitting)! I designed a new pair of socks, couldn't get in the mood to knit them....and when I did...had to FROG them! So, I am back at the drawing board. I want to knit these same socks, just have to make some changes...AND....design another pair and have them knit by May 13, our anniversary! This means...SockJo must return! And I do so hope that this phenomenon that has been going on in my knitting life....I knit slower the longer that I have knit...I mean, I've been knitting pretty close to 3 years now and I knit way faster when I had been knitting for 2 years! What's up with that?! I really NEED to knit faster! I used to knit 3 pairs of socks a week with no problem (of course, I wasn't designing them and they were girl socks and not man socks....). BUT, I should still be able to design and knit Man Socks in a week with no problem!!! SockJo, come see me!!!!
Okay, onto my most fun along of all.....!!! Yeah, Baby, a bit 'o yarn porn: Debbie Bliss Alpaca Silk DK from my very favorite This stunning DB Alpaca Silk hopes to grow up to be a very lovely Shetland Triangle shawl as can be seen in the Scarf/Wrap Style kal (with her accessories, of course....hat, gloves, perhaps, we'll know when the knit happens!)
And, as if that isn't enough! My husband, knowing our anniversary is coming up watches the items that I am watching on Ebay (well, he does that all of the time and often surprises me with items from Ebay because of this) and for our anniversay he won this beautiful pink Hommer bakelite yarn holder that matches the gorgeous one that my dear friend Amy gave me for Christmas (which, in turn, began my
BUT WAIT...that's not all!!!!
He also won all of this: Yes, it looks like a lot of stuff....well, look at this bakelite stitch holder!!!!!!! (A friend had wanted that, too, but he didn't know that so he bid on it because he knew I wanted it, especially because it's pink!). And, I want to start collecting bakelite needles: and more crochet hooks: (both because I need different sizes for some things I crochet in knitting and I'm thinking about really learning to crochet). So, you see, in that one auction of "stuff" there are "gems" all over it! I'm so excited! I told him that's all that I want for our anniversary...not even a trip to the yarn shop to spend many, many $ like we did last anniversay!
So....you see, I MUST get busy sock
My goodness, I'm so lucky! I'm so blessed, I have the best husband in the world!!! Again, not just because he spoils me...he is an outstanding person in more ways than I have time to tell you about at the moment!!!!
On a side note......Don't you think this: is just funny?!