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Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Maintaining...

I can't tell you how many times I've started this blog post, only to delete it and begin again.

My husband has been in hospital for these last twelve days after having major abdominal surgery. I'm hoping he'll be home by Friday. Unfortunately, this is the easy part. The hard part is waiting for the pathology report. There, I said it...and this is where I sit and stare at the damn blinking cursor, not knowing what else to say. I do want to say thank you to those that offered well wishes. It helps.

So, I'll just show you the new knitting project I started. Actually, I started this about three weeks ago and haven't touched it since. I really should pick it up again because I really like how it's turning out.

It's the slightly upsized [44"] version of the Must Have Cardigan.


I had some Briggs & Little Regal in my stash; colour: Fundy Fog, that I was itching to use. I had originally thought that I would knit the Central Park Hoodie with it, but this won.

I also did some therapeutic online shopping at The Loopy Ewe, since I had a twenty-five dollar credit burning a hole in my online account. Unfortunately, I found out a couple of days after ordering that there was fraudulent activity on my credit card. This is in no way because I ordered from the Loopy Ewe, so don't hesitate to buy from Sheri. It's all straightened out, thank goodness, but it was something I just didn't need to deal with. I did manage to score a couple of skeins of Tempted Glam Grrl. It's really weird yarn because it has 2% real silver in it. It should be interesting to knit.

ETA: Got it in the mail today.

This one is called One Night Stand. Each skein is 420 yards/100grams with 63% Superwash Merino, 20% Silk, 15% Nylon, 2% Silver. The silver isn't scratchy or anything. I thought it might be irritating, but the skein is very soft.


This one is called Boop-Oop-A-Doop.



I also received a sweet appreciation gift of a sock pattern and adorable stitch marker. One of the many reasons why I keep going back to The Loopy Ewe.



Good grief, what a crappy post. The next time I post, I hope to be more of my regular self...whatever that is. (grin)

Until then,
Knit On!

12 comments:

Gloria Patre said...

OMG Michelle!! My heart goes out to you both! What a trial! No guess work in where you spent the time knitting the awesome cardi! Now, of course, seeing yours, I have to make one ...
Your projects are SO superbly knit!
Don't be shy to drop by my blog if you need ssome (bland) ddistraction; http://purlsunravelled.name
We'll be waiting anxiously for news.... take care!

Dave said...

Thinking good thoughts and sending good vibes ........

Lisa said...

Sending good thoughts your way....

Guernseygal said...

Sending best wishes for a positive outcome :-)

Hugs

Marlene said...

Hugs. BIG hugs.

Suzanne said...

I will be thinking of you and your family.

Kimberly said...

Wishing strength to you and your husband.


Waiting is always tough but know many of us whom you've never met are here if you need a shoulder or a listening ear.

It goes without saying that my thoughts and prayers are with you but I'm saying it any way.

dragon knitter said...

we're all behind you 100%. whatever happens. *hugs*

Dreams of Yarn said...

Sincerely sending some uber positive thoughts your way and having faith that things will end up on a good note.

My heart goes out to you, and you know how to reach me anytime you want to, you know... reach out.

HUGS

Dandy said...

I hope you hubby recovers fast and things work out great for you....

Sending good thoughts youw way!

Carol said...

Ah, Michelle. Sending lots of warm fuzzy get well wishes for your husband and plenty of hugs for you too. You two (and your daughter as well) will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Sunflowerfairy said...

Checking in....hope things are as well as they can be.