Saturday, October 02, 2004

October Already...

Well, another month has come and gone. I just can't believe how fast this year is moving!!! In a few weeks the leaves will be changing, there will be a crispness in the air and the holidays will soon be here. Where has this year gone?!?! The weather here has been a little cool here which hasn't helped my knee much. I am also finding that my hands are starting to ache more than normal when I knit lately. Needless to say I haven't been hand knitting much.

It's been a little rough here lately. Last week marked two years dad has been gone. I went to my new orthopedic doc and he says I need surgery on my knee. Then, I went to see my family doc and he told me my test results came back positive for Rheumatoid Arthritis. This means another doctor and another doc visit. (oh fun...)

Now, some knitting content...When I am not too tired, I use the ISM.(I will get back to that in a moment...first a report on "The Beast")The body and hood are complete. (The ends have even been tucked in.) I decided to attach the hood after all. I am about half done with the trim. I am hoping it will be finished soon. I will pick up mom's sweater again when the beast is finished.

Now, on to the ISM. I mentioned before that, I love my ISM. I made the back of a cardigan sweater with it in just a few days (normally I could have it done in one sitting). The body will be made on the machine. The cuffs, neck, button band and bottom ribbing will be done by hand. It's a pretty variegated yarn with rich fall colors. I was even thinking of making a matching skirt. I had to put the Einstein Coat on hold for now. If I can figure out how to convert the pattern to work on the machine I will make it on my ISM. I just don't have the energy right now to take on another huge project by hand. I think I'll stick with smaller ones for now. :)

The hats for the hat drive are still coming in. So far I have collected about 150 hats. (I have not done an official count yet.) Some are store bought some are hand made. I have a little over a month to go. I still plan to distribute them before Thanksgiving.

Sorry to go so long in between posts. I will try harder to keep up with the posts. Take care and have a wonderful day!!! Talk to ya soon. :)


Blogger Amanda said...

Okay- here is hugs for your dad, hugs for your knee,and hugs for having to go to another doctor. In other owrds- one big hug for you!! This week sucked for me too so lets have a drink for next week and hope it is good!!!

7:53 PM  
Blogger Gods child said...

your knittings are awesome!! I have one of these now, so i could talk to you, i was wandering if maybe you could have steve call me? i miss him so much and i just want to talk to him... [if you let him call me, he can call me and i'll call him back so it doesnt cost you guys anything ok] please!! i REALLY wanna talk to him... so much has gone on since we last talked...
[this is tracy... Steves ex.... PLEASE!!!!]

6:55 PM  

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