Friday, March 28, 2008

This is who I really am...

And don't tell me it isn't true. I know the truth. I do!

Okay, so the tattoo ended up off my body. It should be under the sleeves and no, it's not a heart with MOM.

Friday, March 21, 2008

Monday, March 17, 2008

My Green

Missed by a power washer, a sign o the green.
Well, I had to pick something unusual because EVERYthing here is green.

Saturday, March 08, 2008

See, I'm getting SOMEthing done.

This is a test knitting project for Gardiner Yarn Works. I used Hand Jive Knits yarn and the color is SO Me.

This is just like the gold and green sock but in purple, pink and brown. (I thought I had posted this but I couldn't find it!) I think it's a Trekking yarn called Lifestyles. A heavier weight and faster knit.I love this yarn and it's watercolor look.
Please note, that I did not take picture of the Knitpicks Sock Tutorial project. 7 pairs of socks in various stages of completion on one 40" circ, plus some other partial socks. 3.5 weeks and almost lost my mind....

Saturday, March 01, 2008

This is not my soul drifting out the window.

Taking Care

Today I am pretty much focused on two things:
Letting go of my quilting stash (not too hard at this point)
Creating a plan for taking care of a friend who had broken her right arm and wrist (yes, she's a knitter and those are her hands).

It's the last one that's making me feel really emotional. It's not that I'm relating to her situation as a patient, but I think it's reminding of caring for my mother for so many years. When I love someone, knowing that they are going through emotional stress related to things out of all of our control is so hard.

Unlike that situation with my mother, I actually have a crew of friends who are all involved with coordinating efforts.

The one time I had surgery, I was living with and taken care of by a family who I was close to. They were completely there for me and I didn't have to worry about anything. I was able to let go of my control and just let it be. I realize it's not that easy for other people to do the same.

Bottom line, it's not something I can fix, I can just assist as much as I can.