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so much happens… February 25, 2007

Filed under: catch-up,charity,knitting,news — Ren @ 2:02 am

when i don’t post for a while, so much happens! i suppose i’ll start with the bad news and move on towards better stuff…

grandma went in for her surgery on thursday, but they didn’t end up operating because they found too many tumors. it’s stage four, which is certainly worse than we had hoped for. she will probably start chemo soon, to shrink some of the tumors down so they can operate. we just have to keep praying and hoping for the best…

mom and grandma (not the sick one) came and visited me today… we ran errands and ate and went shopping. it was a really good day. after the week i had, i needed one! i got some really gorgeous clothes and a hair straightener and food. ^^

i’ve been working on fun-fur hats for nearly two months now (in between other projects, of course) and i’m finally done! when i went to count them, there were 22! i was pretty amazed; i didn’t realize that there were so many! forgive that the photo is wacky… something about the light was strange. i really felt so very seuss, haha! (and the iron stain thing in the upper right corner was here when i got in this room… i’m smart enough to use an ironing board!)


fun-fur chemo caps (22)
pattern: lion brand fun fur chemo cap
yarn: lots of different types!
needles: size 15 straights
size: various
comments: these were suprisingly fun to knit, especially since i could start one at the beginning of an hour-long TV show and be done by the end of the show. that’s about as instant as it gets! i hope the kids like them! ^^ oh, and these were for kate’s caps.

blanket of hope square #2
pattern: woozy cloth
yarn: lion brand wool color majestic mountain
needles: size 7 straights
size: ~6.5in x 6.5in
comments: i’ve found that i really like using dishcloth patterns for blanket squares. there don’t seem to be too many blanket square patterns out there, but dishcloth patterns? they’re everywhere, and many are very cool, too.

ok, bedtime! i have pleeenty of work to do tomorrow! can’t wait for spring break… !

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10 Responses to “so much happens…”

  1. Kelly Says:

    hey i’ve been using dishcloth patterns too! :)
    You do look very suess like haha
    Can’t wait to see how the straightener works, I LOOOOVe mine.

  2. jill Says:

    Very “Caps for Sale” again. I like it!

    Sorry to hear about your grandma. Give her some love for us, ok?

    Jan Eaton has a book out about blocks for afghans…actually it might be 2 knitting ones and a crochet. One might be called 200 Knitted Blocks or something similar. I just had it from the library and it’s neat.

  3. Missy Says:

    I am so sorry to hear things aren’t well with your Grandma. I will continue to keep her and your family in my prayers. I love the collection of hats you made. And the blanket square is beautiful!!

    ;) Missy

  4. hakucho Says:

    So sorry about your Grandma. Just have to stay as positive as you can. Hope and pray the chemo works.

    Your hats are beautiful and love your “caps for sale” picture…I loved that book as a child!

    There are some very interesting squares here if you are interested:
    http://www.knitting-and.com/knitting/patterns/afghans/sampler.htm

    happy knitting :)

  5. Nora Says:

    I’m sorry about your grandma – fingers crossed that all goes well with the chemo…

    As for the hats and blanket squares: you’re an amazing gal!! Now, go and enjoy your hair straightner – you deserve it!

  6. Procrastiknitter Says:

    Oh Ren, I’m so sorry to hear about your grandmother and I’ll keep her in my prayers. KUDOS to you on all the caps. I’ve been struggling just to get 4 done. I’ll need to try that pattern real quick to get a few more done.

    ((HUGS)) and hang in there!

  7. Rebekah Says:

    What a great hat picture! Those hats are gonna back a lot of people very happy.

    And that’s a great square. A lot of people are doing the same thing with dishcloth patterns, it’s a great idea! A square is a square is a square!

  8. Splindarella Says:

    So sorry to hear about your grandma! I will keep her in my thoughts….

    Also, I seem to remember a whole book devoted to different afghan square patterns. I can’t remember the exact title, but it had “100” in it (for the number of different patterns).

  9. g-girl Says:

    i’ve been thinking about using dishcloth patterns for blanket squares myself.
    i’m sorry to hear that it’s stage 4 regarding your grandma. I will continue to be sending good thoughts your way.
    thermal is @ a stop right now..i’m focusing on other things! lol.
    the chemo caps look great and you do indeed look very seussical! :)

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