Thursday, November 01, 2007

Mary Ann's Scarf

This is Mary Ann (without her face) and the scarf she is making. She started it Wednesday night and was almost finished with it at tonight's Thursday night knitting. She's hiding the size 50 needle under her forearm. The scarf is going to a woman she knows who has survived breast cancer. She'd like to make it long enough to do the chain loop around the neck... NYC Style?

Here is the recipe, below:

size 50 needles
three kinds of yarn, worsted weight or so

Cast on 10 stitches using three strands of yarn (any kind, not too thick or thin).
Knit in garter (knitting on both sides) till scarf measures 44" or desired length. Bind off. Fringe optional.

Denise's Blanket

This is a picture of Denise and the log cabin blanket she made for her grandaughter. It's beautiful! So is she!

We had a nice time at knitting tonight.

I'm back!

It's been sooooooooooooo long since I posted to my blog. Needless to say, I've been very busy with ART (check out my website: and worrying about my almost 17 year old son, a senior in high school. Will he get to school on time? Will they kick him out for being late? Oh, the perils of being a parent.

I have been knitting and crocheting, and can't wait to get those pictures off my camera and onto my mac, and uploaded. But, alas, I do have a full time job, a three hour commute (1.5 each direction), a teenager, six cats, and two turtles. So not much down time...

And to make matters worse, I developed an arm pain in late July. It was pretty bad in August. I was hoping it was just stress and might go away when I took vacation mid month. But it just got worse. My doctor, aka my PCP, was too busy to see me. I asked my knitting buddies to recommend someone that was good and actually would have time to see a patient when the patient is sick, and I still need to do that. In the meantime, I had a WONDERFUL reiki treatment, and can recommend Paula to anyone who is interested. And my PCP approved a referral, and I had xrays taken at the chiropractor Wednesday. I go back Friday for some real work.

You guessed it, the pain is in my right arm, my crocheting arm. Could it be all that crocheting? I switched my mouse at work to my left hand two months ago. And my knitting bag now goes on my left shoulder. And I'm really trying hard not to carry too much yarn, because I don't want the same thing happening to my left arm. And I don't think I could really learn to crochet left-handed, not after all these years.

I do hope I can come home Friday night and blog some good news about the treatment!