Saturday, October 15, 2005

My Thanks

To the many people who expressed their condolences on the loss of my Mom I want to say thank you. It means a lot to me to have you express your support. The power of this internet community never ceases to amaze me.

One of the things my Sister-in-law told me was that my mother left behind some two dozen baby blankets that she had crocheted over the years. When she was bored my sister-in-law would buy her yarn and she would crochet a blanket. I knew this but was stunned by the number she left behind her. Each baby in the family has a blanket from her. I've kept up the tradition, each baby that comes along gets a knitted blanket from me. One thing she handed down. The blankets will be donated to good causes, with some kept for future babies in our family.

Monday, October 10, 2005

Sad News

My Mother passed away this past Saturday night. She'd fallen down and broken several ribs a few weeks back and went into a steady decline afterwards. In a lot of pain she slipped into heart failure and they could not get her out of it so she slipped away. She was 83. We were not close but yet this is hard. You miss the things that might have been the lost chances, and lost time. We never did seem to be able to talk to each other but only at each other. We saw life in different ways and could not seem to meet in the middle. So sad, for us both.

Do not miss the chance to keep your loved ones close. Fight like hell if you have to. One day it will be too late.

Friday, October 07, 2005

Secrect Pal update

Got my first SP package and it was yummy I must say! Two lovely skeins of Regia sock yarn in a lovely autumn shade, a set of bamboo dp's, and CHOCOLATE! The woman read my mind totally. Now I have been a bad pal on my end. So busy with work that my package has yet to be mailed but I hope to make it worth the wait for her.

I've been very stressed out as I've been working, essentially, two jobs. My regular freelance special projects gig, and a new steady job I just took on. Getting hard to find time for myself, or anything else like knitting for that matter. That's why this blog is so neglected. I've just not had the time for it. But I will try to mention the big things and the important ones at least.

I've not yet started DH's fisherman sweater that's going to be this weekend I think. I am really looking forward to it, it's been a long time since I've done cables and I really like them. They are a lot of fun and really not any trouble. I have a book in the house that shows you how to do cables without a needle but I'm not using the technique on the sweater. I want to practice it on something smaller first. I don't like to use something that new on a major piece. I like to learn on a small item first.

That's it for now more later.....