Saturday, December 30, 2006

Knit From Your Stash 2007!

Knit From Your Stash 2007: Guidelines

1. The Knit-From-Your-Stash-a-Thon will start January 1, 2007 and run through September 30, 2007 -- a period of nine months.

2. We will not buy any yarn during that period, with the following exceptions:

2.a. Sock yarn does not count. What? You think we are made of stone?

2.b. If someone asks for a specific knitted gift that we really and truly do not have the yarn for, we may buy yarn to knit that gift.

2.c. If we are knitting something and run out of yarn, we may purchase enough to complete the project.

2.d. We each get one "Get Out of Jail Free" card -- we are each allowed to fall off the wagon one time.

3. We are allowed to receive gifts of yarn.

4. Spinning fiber of any sort is exempt.

My stash has become way, way too big. I need to start actually using some of it. We'll see how I do.

Thursday, December 28, 2006


I've never really thought of myself as a fearful person. I usually have a good outlook. I'm learning a lot about fear now. It has become part of my daily existance. It's so hard to talk about. It feels like if I do, it will become real; this whole terrible situation will become real. Fear hangs over our house like an unwelcome guest, the kind that you wish would just get the hint and leave. But he doesn't. The kids are blissfully unaware at this point, and I want to keep it that way. I don't know how they will possibly understand that Mommy is dying. It would be different if we could give them a time, or the how's and why's, but it's much more complicated than that. And then there is the hope that I will somehow beat this thing, and we don't want them to go through the anxiety when there is still a chance.

I feel so sick. I'm in so much pain. This is so hard. I hope I'm up to the task.

Saturday, December 23, 2006

My pal is the best! I have a new camera, so I can take a pic of my latest package. I love love love it! That's some beautful Zephyr laceweight in my favorite color. Swoon. I can't get over the beautiful pictures in A Gathering of Lace. Amazing book! My kids are already poking at me to make the hot cocoa she sent. It's got white chocolate chunks in it. mmmmmmm Thank you so much pal. It put a smile on my face during a really rough time. You can see my new wheels below everything. I have a new walker, in stylin' purple. lol I need to find someone to paint some flames on it. Posted by Picasa

Monday, December 18, 2006

Stressful times for the boo household

Happy Holidays to me. My doctors have told me that we are "out of options" for treating my worsening disease, and "need a miracle." It feels surreal not to know how much time I may have left. I'm trying to stay positive, take my meds, and pray for that miracle. I'm applying to be a candidate for a stem cell transplant, but I don't know if I will qualify, or if it will work. One step at a time I guess.

I'm busy going through all the stages. Right now I'm grieving and angry. I anxiously await acceptance.

Friday, December 08, 2006

Well, my darn camera isn't working

I wanted to take pictures of the faboo package I got from my secret pal. She sent me the most beautiful sock yarn. I can't wait to make some socks with it...I'm thinking maybe Monkey from the new knitty would be perfect. I just can't decide. She also sent me some lovely needles, and a candle. Thank you so much pal! I love it all. :o)