Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Well here is some more knitting 4 Eileen Totes. Ravelry link. 2 are made with Noro Kureyon and 2 with wisdom poems--these were combined with various scrap wools. One is mine--one gifted to my Mom--and the other 2 gifted to 2 of my daughters. My oldest daughter requested the yarn to make her own. So all had a Merry Christmas. Happy knitting.
Monday, February 7, 2011
Saturday, December 25, 2010
Merry Christmas to one and all and Happy Holidays to those who don't celebrate Christmas. We did it--put up a tree--was too sick last year. So grateful for healthy holidays this year. Did not do any other decorating d/t fatigue. Am having the small family for Christmas today (my hubby's) Going to the large family for Christmas tomorrow (mine) Not cooking, but planning a great day. Happy knitting!!
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
My Hubby, many years ago, put a sign in our front yard. It says--Tyjeski's Polish Ponderosa. So here is the snow we got in the last 2 days. These pics were taken this morning pre plowing and we have gotten more since then.
I know that it has been a long, long time since I posted. I remain in remission which is a good thing. Hope to show you some knitting soon. Even though I have not posted--I do read your blogs. Happy knitting to all.
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
And when life gives you lemons--well then make some lemonade!!
Hi all--I have been trying to wait until I am not so tired to write this--but I don't think that day will be here for a while--so here goes. In case I haven't told you all--the lung cancer is in remission. That is a good thing. The MRI of the brain did not show any signs of cancer, but since small cell lung cancer almost always metastisis to the brain--we are going to start a course of preventative radiation to the brain. That will start today. It will be generalized--milder than if treating actual cancer--and only 15 sessions. Continued prayers will be appreciated. I guess that is why I am writing this today--because I know from past experience that the radiation will probably wipe me out. I figure the preventative radiation will be better than being told in a year or so that I have brain cancer--so I am going ahead with it.
Well--after the remission was announced and my blood counts were normalized I figured I could hug and shake hands with my friends. Now we all know that handwashing is the single most important means of preventing infection. So that was a big mistake on my part. I may be getting better--but my lungs are not yet healed. Within 2 weeks of shaking hands and hugging I caught a really bad cold--had it over Easter weekend. By April 29 I was in the hospital with a really bad case of pnuemonia. Was there till May 3. Came home on oxygen, inhalers, antiobiotics, prednisone--only 4 more days of the steroids--woohoo. I do not like that drug--but won't complain as I am breathing pretty well.
Lots of people tell me I look great--I work hard at that. But I don't want anyone to think this was a picnic. Cancer Treatment is very difficult. But I have a God who has given me the grace and the dignity to handle it well. I have been able to do it without whining--and that is really good for me. I have had the support of friends and family--and you know who you are. A wonderful husband--couldn't ask for a better one. And we are beating this thing. Happy knitting to all!!
Monday, April 19, 2010
Hi All--got good news from my radiologist today--I am cancer free. Now if I could get over this cold and quit coughing--LOL. He is going to schedule an MRI of the brain to check for mets. If there are mets of course they would be treated. If not he will do a preventative mild radiation to the brain. It is time to celebrate here. Love ya all and thx for all your thoughts and prayers. Happy Knitting
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Well--I learned something new a coupla weeks ago. Fair Isle, Stranded knitting--and it is so so easy. I am already making my second pillow and hope to do some hats soon. The pattern is called October Fair Isle Pillow (Ravelry Link) from KateJacksonKnits. She is a designer on ravelry and owns my favorite LYS in Chardon, Ohio called Knitting on the Square. She is also published--but can't think of where right now. I know that Vogue knitting has published her, but not sure who else. KotS is the best little yarn shop I know where you can go and knit, knit, knit. I have made great friends there. And my Mom and daughter love to go also.
I knit about 20 Chemo hats and donated them to the Look Good Feel Better program for women that is sponsored by the American Cancer Society.The pattern can be found on this page by scrolling down. It is called the Saturday Afternoon Hat--and if you have ever made hats, you know they go pretty quickly. I made the 20 hats in 2 weeks.
I will not have any test results until next week. Happy Knitting.
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
I participated in a dish cloth swap on Ravelry--I love Ravelry! First swap I have ever done and it was great fun to get to know someone else just a little bit. Thank you Kay for all the goodies. two dishcloths, tea, chocolates, a little purse, stitch markers, and an Atlanta key chain. The cloths are a paw print and a shamrock. Happy knitting to all.
Saturday, January 23, 2010
Just thought I would toss this little pair of fingerless mitts in as part of my knitting. I modified the pattern for Maine Morning Mitts found in The Knitter's Book of Yarn. I used a double knit yarn and size #4 needles. Knitted 3" to the thumb gussett and a total of 6" for the length of the mitt. Otherwise I followed the pattern Ravelry Link Happy knitting to all.