Friday, August 27, 2010


It’s been a long few weeks, but I’m still kicking, folks!

First, can you believe it’s almost the end of August? My parents are celebrating their 40th anniversary today and the weather couldn’t be better for the occasion.  They’ve taught me that not everything will be smooth sailing, but love, patience, and understanding can help you get through anything. Thanks, mom and dad!

It seems like not much and everything has been happening in the three weeks since I last wrote.  I had a birthday at the beginning of the month(happy birthday to me!), and as always seems to happen with birthdays, we celebrated it over a week. A few days after my birthday, my mom went under the knife for total knee replacement surgery. The family’s been chipping in to help her out. Two weeks later, she is recovering nicely and her spirits are good, but it’s difficult to watch someone so strong and vibrant slowed down. We have to think on the bright side: once her knee heals, we won’t even be able to keep up with her!

In knitting news, I’m finishing up some projects, making some mitts for a bride, and planning out holiday projects. I also ordered a beginner’s spinning kit and am a little scared but mostly excited.  I’ll let you know how that goes…

I haven’t posted any photos for a while, but I’m working on it. Hopefully I’ll have something in the next few days.

Have a great weekend, everyone!


  1. Total knee replacement sounds hard. I had a slip and fall ages ago and they needed to do surgery to fix my knee (not the arthroscopy either, but cutting through the tendons for the quad).

    Best thoughts to your mom as she recovers!

  2. My dad had a hip replaced and he said it was the best decision he ever made. I think your mom will feel the same way once she fully recovered.

    Good luck on your spinning. I'm a newbie also, but if you have any questions, feel free to ask. Also, there is a great group on Ravelry called Spindlers. All the folks on there are very helpful and its a great way to share what you are spinning and get some real feedback.

  3. Thank you for the encouraging thoughts and comments! I passed along your stories because she likes to hear about successes, especially right now.

    Snazzystitch--I will probably definitely be asking you some questions! Thank you for the Spindlers recommendation. I am going to join right now!