Wednesday, June 29, 2005


I'm really stressed right now about my mom. A couple of weeks ago she found out she has an aortic aneurysm. It's not real large, but it's 4.5 cm. Today they are doing an arteriorgram and next week some other preliminary testing to see what they can do about it. Hopefully they can do the stint procedure and it will be a short recovery time.

I always stress when something happens to one of my parents. I lost my dad 12 years ago and I guess I have anxiety about losing my mom too. I know it's hard, but it's life and it's something we all have to deal with at one time or another.

I have been crocheting the Between Meal Doily using the pattern that
Chie used to make hers. The pattern can be found at free patterns. It's a really easy pattern and is pretty repetitious once I get the pattern established for a row. It's almost as calming as knitting, but I think right now I need some mindless knitting. I don't know what to make except maybe a chemo hat, or a scarf. Something that is all garter stitch and will put me in a calming, meditative state. It really does help me to have some repetitious, mindless knitting when I'm stressed. It helps me to relax.

Friday, June 03, 2005

Triangle Shawl Finished!

I finally finished my triangle shawl that I have been working on off and on for about 2 years. Joy, joy! I don't know why I lost interest in it, but I'm really glad I picked it back up again and finished it. I just love it and now I'm inspired to make another one. This time I'm going to stick with it and finish it. I used LionBrand Homespun, and really like the colors that evolved. The only thing I didn't like and was time consuming was having to tie knots in the ends of the fringe because Homespun tends to fray so badly. I hope it holds up.

I read somewhere that instead of using the yarn for fringe on one of these, someone used some ribbon for the fringe. That sounds pretty. I might do that next time. That tying the knots was really, really boring and time consuming.

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