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Sunday, February 28, 2010

People Let Me Tell You 'Bout My Best Friend

“It’s not whether you get knocked down. It’s whether you get up again.”
Vince Lombardi
Meet my best friend. She, unlike me, is just a petite thang. The snow that seems to go on forever can't even be seen over the top of her head. That still puts that snow bank well over 12' tall and it goes on for at least 75-80 feet. There are little rooms cut out of it I am soooooo ready for Spring.
February socks are done and headed for a cute little girl in northern Montana. And according to my son who was home on leave this month, "yes, Mom...you do have more snow on the ground than we do." Exactly what I was aspiring to. >sigh< This is my current tween (the in between socks project). These are adorable and so soft, being a wool and alpaca mix. The pattern is on Ravelry.
No big surprise, I have MS. I was diagnosed late last year. I have been dealing with a relapse for the last couple of weeks. I lived through my first bout of IV infusions of Solu-Medrol, I made out much better than most, but I am still waiting to feel better. Any tips would be appreciated. The wool you see on the table, for the Wool Crazy Sew Along (you will find a link on my sidebar), is a part of my physical therapy. I used to make beautiful cotton quilts with fine stitching before MS. My therapist thinks this project is a great idea, it should help the cramping in my hands. I told her the stitching would be larger and more rustic and I am pretty excited about it. She wants me to keep knitting. I am also winding all my yarn by hand, but I always have. I love knitting, but I really miss quilting.

3 comments:

Qutecowgirl said...

Yeah that is a lot of snow =). I would love it well until it all melted and then everything is mud.

I miss quilting. I have actually thought about hand quilting since it looks like it will be a while before I get a new machine.

Hang in there!

Woolly Mammoth Woolens said...

Hi Deb,
Sorry to hear about your diagnosis. I think the wool project looks great! The added benefit of helping your hands is a real plus.
I downloaded the pattern for the reading mitts to make for my charity knitting group. I wish I had more time to spend on ravelry. It's a great site.
I'll keep you in my prayers.
Michele Phillips, Woolly Mammoth Woolens

Brenda said...

I truly look forward to seeing your quilt come to life. We all face our challenges and it's how we face them that makes us who we are.
Your strength and determination inspre me. I will be watching the Wool Crazy Blog for your posts! B=)