Saturday, October 06, 2007

More Sock Yarns

I am working away on my Diamond Fantasy every minute I can spare. I can't decide whether I should make it into a scarf or a shawl plus I had to frog three rows back because I made a mistake. I was very shitty with myself as poor Bing missed out on his run in the park because of it.

I will have to make it up to him tomorrow.

My embossed socks I have not touched for a week, not a good sign.

I've also been spending some money(which I should definitely not be doing) adding more sock yarn to my stash, not that it needs adding to but hey I needed some cheering up and Cindy my SP10 pal keeps writing about Woolgirl and so I just couldn't resist. I've been wanting to try some Posh yarn for ages so I bought some Farrago in the colour Droll- I have to tell you it feel divine, I don't know if I want to knit it up or just give it a pat every now and then and the same goes for Yarn Love's Elizabeth Bennet in Spring Shower colourway. I wanted them for socks originally but I think I may turn them into scarves as they need to be shown off, don't you agree?!

And also for my next project, thank you to Donna, I can't wait to knit this lap blanket that Jared (who just happens to have the same name and spelled the same way as my son's) from Brooklyn Tweed knitted. If I can knit it up in time I may give it to my Mum for Christmas. Speaking of Mum, my parent's are back from Europe on Monday, yeah!!!! I can't wait to see them, I've missed them a lot and so much has happened since they've been away, including the sale of our home. We sold our home and we will be moving out early January 08. It's quiet sad really but the house has become far too big for just the three of us and now that Kim is sick the maintenance is just far too much for me alone especially now that I am working full time as well.

We will be renting for one year so that Jared doesn't have to change schools in year 6 and then we will look somewhere to buy after that, maybe in the country somewhere as we both feel we need a change of lifestyle but you never know.

Kim starts his chemo on Monday and we will be at the Chemotherapy Day Treatment Centre every two weeks for two days for 5 to 3 hours each day and he will also be sent home with a pump both days and then have it taken out the third day. They put in what they call a PICC line which stays in for 6 to 8 months for the entire time of the treatment. They told us the side effects which he may get, so it's just sit and wait and see what happens time again. We've had so much wait and see these past 2 months, all this wait and see is playing havoc with my patience.

Well I guess that's about all I have for today. Hope you are all enjoying your weekend.

Happy Knitting to Everyone!


monica said...

Your shawl is beautiful. I love the color. And your sock yarn ...:) I have just recently heard of Woolgirl too, I will have to do some shopping that I really shouldn't be doing either.

I am so glad for you that your parents will be getting home soon. With all you and Kim have been through, it will be wonderful to have them close again. I hope they had a wonderful trip.

I hope all goes well with the chemo. Take care both of you.

Terri said...

Your shawl is looking really lovely (see I think it should be a shawl!). Great new yarns to play with too. Lots of plans for new projects...all good. :o)

Cindy said...

Hi Helen, the Posh yarn looks gorgeous. I'm sorry to have been a bad influence with Woolgirl. She has so many awe-inspiring yarns. It's a dangerous website.

Congrats on the house sale. It sounds like it is a mixed blessing that it sold, but it must feel good to have one less thing to worry about.

I'll be thinking of you with Kim's new regimen. I hope it takes it easy on him. Cindy

Sue H said...

Your Diamond Fantacy definately deserves to be a shawl, and it's looking fabulous.
I will keep you and Kim in my thoughts and prayers.

Anonymous said...

The yarns are delicious! The shawl is looking gorgeous :-)