Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Trying to make an olympic comeback

Well, I simply couldn't let my disease get me down. I switched to a less complicated pattern that doesn't require being able to see tiny detail work, and am almost done with my first sock! Yea! Maybe I can do this after all. They won't be fancy, but I will have said a big FU to my illness. I'm doing most of my knitting at night, when the nausea isn't as bad.

I'm really going to try to do this. Wish me luck!

Thursday, February 16, 2006

I may have to pull out of the olympics

My disease is picking back up, and is in my eyes and brain again. So, they are starting me on chemo again. Crap. My vision isn't the best, and pretty soon I'll be feeling like a truck hit me, so I don't know if I can do it. I'll keep plugging away at the socks when I'm able. We'll see what happens.

I can still cheer on my team sitting in a track suit on the sidelines, right? ;o)

Monday, February 06, 2006

I'm an olympian!

Well, along with a gazillion other knitters, I am joining Yarn Harlot's knitting olympics. I am on the Sybermoms team. You can check it out on my new button. I think my challenge item will be a pair of socks. My knitalongs seem to have a theme. lol The challenge will not only be the pattern I choose, but avoiding second sock syndrome. Wish me luck!

Thursday, February 02, 2006


I've joined my first knitalong. It should be a lot of fun. Now I need to start thinking about the socks I want to make for my sock pal. I love knitting socks. I'm a little nervous about trying a new pattern for a gift, because I want them to be really nice. But, because it's a gift, I want them to be super. Viscious circle! lol

I'm having so much fun knitting again. Hopefully my brain will continue to cooperate and leave my hands alone. My tremors and weakness were so bad, I had trouble just holding onto a drink, or writing with a pen. Now that things are better, I'm knitting like a fiend.

I'd love suggestions as to your favorite sock yarns. Off to look at my stash, and check out some websites. Hope everyone is having a great day!