Sunday, March 30, 2008

Chemo Cap for Melba

You go from the joy of baby caps to the hope of chemo caps. My aunt was diagnosed with leukemia this week. It's been a shock for everyone. It hit her in a couple of days. She had blood work done last week because she was exhausted, the Dr. came over to her house(next door) on Monday to tell her he wanted her to go to a specialist. She's had bone marrow test done and the pic line put in to start chemo tomorrow. She will be in the hospital for three weeks. She is still strong and asks that everyone keep her in their Prayers. We all feel helpless, all we can do is make her comfortable and hopefully she won't worry about my uncle while she is sick. She's a fighter and is taking things one day at a time. Mom and I have been cooking for her I started a chemo cap for last night. Orange is the support color for Leukemia. The pattern I thought would be more comfortable was Elann's Pi Topper Chemo Cap, knitted in a beautiful Karabella Aurora 8 in Orange. I want to finish it today so I an take it to the hospital tomorrow. One Day at a Time!

Friday, March 28, 2008

It's a Girl!

Grandbaby # 4 is a little girl, according to the sonogram. I was invited to the sonogram visit when we found out. All I want is a healthy baby but you can imagine my excitement. my little girl is having our first little girl, and they are naming her after the me and her other grandmother. Boy is this baby going to be spoiled rotten. That's not new since I spoil the boys rotten too. And boy do they know that they are grandma's little angels. Knowing the men in my family and the boys they will turn her into a little tomboy. Now that I know this the baby items that I made are not good enough. Time to knit new items in girly colours. Which means time to buy new yarn colors. How fun!

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Spring Break and Knitting for Baby

The question you here the most this time of year is regarding your Spring Break plans. I don't like to go anywhere. First, it's too short of a time for the expense. When I go on vacation I want more than a week and I don't want to come back to work exhausted with the most stressful two months of the year coming up. After this break the students think they are done and they are just putting their time in because they have no choice. So my answer to that question is whatever i feel like doing when I get up.
Let's see; on Friday I went for a haircut, on Saturday I worked at the gallery, and Sunday was family time. Yesterday I decided to drive to Indy and hit 3 yarn stores with my best friend. I bought yarn for baby projects. It was a good time! Today I am getting a manicure and pedicure. Tonight our LYS has a Christmas Knit. They do this every 25th of the month. The goal is to get our Christmas projects started early. It's fun. So I would say I am having a great Spring Break. And tomorrow, Yes, we find out the sex of our new grandbaby.
I have to admit that knitting for this grandbaby is an obsession, even thought we don't know the sex. I've just been playing with different yarns and making lots of baby hats. I am also making a basketweave blanket using Dreambaby DK, it is so soft. As always I look at a pattern and then just go off to what I want. I've even designed my own pieces which I hope to share later.
I've done the Florida Spring break and let me tell you this is the life. It is what Spring Break is all about. Doing what you want, when you want and how you want for a week. He! He! He!
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