Wednesday, June 25, 2008

I'm Back........finally!!

Hello One and All!!!!

Sorry to have been away so long! My goodness, let's just say I've had many health issues going on this year, so much so that I've done very little blogging and knitting! I am extremely happy to report that even though I spent a couple of days in ICU with the docs thinking I'd had a heart attack that tests showed I didn't - PRAISE GOD!!! It was a bit hinky because the stress test showed I'd had one and then the cardiac cath showed all is well with my heart - THANK YOU, GOD! And then there were other health issues that have gone on, but I won't bore you with that!

I will share some VERY EXCITING news with you! I am HONORED, STUNNED, & EXCITED about this....the 2009 Knitting Pattern a Day Calendar has some of my designs AND I won THIRD PLACE with my Christmas Flapper Socks HOW COOL IS THAT?! I am absolutely floored that I won 3rd place, it's INCREDIBLE!

Okay, on to MORE EXCITING NEWS! My fave yarn company, SWTC has a new book coming out in Dec., "Socks A La Carte" (you can read about it on Jonelle's and Kat's blogs). I HAVE A PATTERN IN THE BOOK!!!! Well, a sock "leg" pattern (Twist and Shout is the name). This book is going to be a big hit, you can choose from different cuffs, legs, heels, toes, etc. to build your own sock! AND, you can hop on over to Amazon to pre-order it!! OKAY, IS THAT EXTREMELY EXCITING OR WHAT?!!!

Even though I've been away for a while and not even done any knitting these honors have actually inspired to return! I've written a couple of patterns - now I need to put needles to yarn - wish me luck!!!
FYI, sorry about lack of photos, my camera is on its way to Sony to get the flash repaired!



Barbara said...

Oh Wow!!! Mega congratulations on the published patterns. You're on your way to sockdom fame. :-)

I'm glad to hear you're getting along better. It's not nice to have to spend any part of summer in the hospital.

Sandi said...

Lots of luv and hugs to you too! Glad to see a post, and glad to hear that you are doing better. I have really got to learn how to knit socks! Ok, I bought a book on how to do it, but I haven't gotten up the nerve to actually knit them! Sandi

Wendy said...

Sorry to hear that things haven't been well with you lately. Here's hoping that it's all taking aa turn for the better. If your publications are any indications, I'm thinking they might! I already have preordered the sock book! I can't wait to play with it!!!

Nobones said...

I'm so pleased you are feeling better. Congratulations on the patterns you must be so pleased. Take care of yourself. Looking forward to more posts now you are better. xx

Christy said...

Glad to see you back on your feet! Was getting worried about you.

DotMom (a.k.a. Julie) said...

Becka --

I just found an old email in my inbox announcing the winners for the calendar!! Just wanted to pop by and say CONGRATULATIONS!!!! I'm so proud to know you!!



KBlicious said...

glad to read you're okay!!!! and congratulations on all the amazing news!!!!!!

KnitFloozy said...

So great to see that you are in good health again!!! Praise God that you're alive and knitting!!!!

veekcee said...

It's so good to see your back! I'm glad you are doing well. And, congrats on your being published. Awesome!


Trudy said...

Oh, Becka--I didn't know that's why you'd been not posting! Praise God from whom ALL blessings flow!

And--your knitting honors--how great they are, too. I hope now that you're well, or better, that we'll be seeing MORE of your pattern her, there and everywhere!

cate said...

oooohhhh, cool. knitting train has found me a new knitblog to read! yes, catie

Caps said...

OMG it is so weird that you found my blog thru Ravelry and commented today because I just found yours the other day (thru a friend) and LOVE LOVE LOVE the flower power washcloth pattern. Can't wait to make it! Small world. :)
Thanks for the comment and for stopping by.

Daisy mum said...

WOW how did you go about getting your pattern published. That is really cool.