Saturday, September 30, 2006

Lots of random knitting

I've been busy doing bits and pieces of several projects. I'm making a kitty bed for a swap friend, fingerless gloves for me, socks for my niece and hats for my kids. Whew! Nevermind the bags I'm finishing up for a craft show. My sil has a table and said she will put things out for me.

More bad news on the medical front, so I'm glad I have the knitting to cheer me up. I'm now having some sort of problem with my kidneys. Either from my disease or the chemo, we're not sure which yet, or the extent of the damage. Hopefully they aren't too far gone. Dialysis isn't something I need in my life right now.

On a happy note, we got a new (to use) car. I feel like a little old's a Lincoln Town Car. lol We had to have a car with a large enough trunk to fit my scooter and a stroller. Minivans, believe it or not, didn't have enough space in the back. Their trunks are actually quite small. So I'm driving a boat of a car, but happy everything finally fits.

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Mittens or fingerless gloves?

I'm going to join the warm hands knitalong. I think I will make some fingerless gloves. I'm still tossing around the idea of mittens, but I think that fingerless will be more useful. I like to knit while I wait outside for the school bus, and it's starting to get cold around here. Now to raid the stash for the right yarn...

Thursday, September 14, 2006

I wish I could say things were going well

I have continued to deteriorate. My doctors have told me that I have the progressive, rather than relapsing/remitting form of my disease. It sounds very melodramatic to say it, but this means I have a terminal form. Nothing immediate, but it will shorten my life dramatically. I am trying to stay positive, and have hope that medical science will catch up with me before my disease does. In the mean time, my perspective has really changed. I used to imagine myself being a very old lady, enjoying great grandchildren. My doctors are hoping I make it to my 60's now.

My left hand isn't very coordinated anymore, but I managed a pair of socks, which feels like a huge victory. I will try to attach pics later. I've also started on an easy lace shawl, and have managed one repeat and the placement of a lifeline. Woohoo. Behcet's disease can kiss my ass. lol I had a friend (and fellow knitter) suggest that she would leave a legacy of hand knits for her daughter. I have decided to try to do the same. I would like her to have some things of beauty, made with love, to remember me by. I think I will try to make shawls. They seem timeless. I bought the book folk shawls, and am going to try to make several. They are all so beautiful.

Well, enough of my meloncoly. I will beat this thing. I'm just not sure how yet, but I will. I love life, and want to be here for it.