Sunday, October 28, 2007

My Big Splurge

With all the running I've been doing lately, back and forth to the hospital, and all the overtime I've worked, I decided to splurge on mysef, on ME. I had a 50% off coupon from Joann's, and I bought myself a set of Boye interchangeable circular needles. They've gotten pretty good reviews on some websites I visit. I don't know how to do circular knitting, but now I will force myself to learn. I'm going to start with a prayer shawl for my mom. I found a real easy pattern to start out with. Hopefully I can get to this today.

As for Mom's condition, this is so sad. She's having so many complications from this surgery. They had to insert shunts or ports or whatever they are called into her neck yesterday so they could do dialysis as her kidneys are not working properly. It was so scary to see those things in her neck last night, sort of Frankenstein-ish. They are doing dialysis again today. She's so absolutely miserable. She got a morphine shot for pain last night while I was there, and hopefully that knocked her out and she rested somewhat more comfortably. One day at a time with this whole situation, and a day can feel like eons long during this hell.

On the brighter side, I went to the Halloween Knit for Charity and We'll Have Soup and Goodies Party yesterday. I'm SO glad I went. It was so fun, had a great time with my knitting buddies. I just love spending time with them, we have such interesting conversations, lots of laughs. A real great special group of ladies! You couldn't ask for a better bunch. Angela, our hostess made four, count them FOUR, pots of soup. I tried two and brought a bowl of a third kind home, I'll eat it for lunch today. Amy brought a wonderful Mexican dip and blue corn chips. It was soooooooo yummy! Sonya brought yummy pumpkin shaped sugar cookies, those were yummy too! Beth brought a salad and pita bread, and that was yummy. I took Rice Krispies Treats and some little brownie bites cookies I made, yummy too. Everything I guess was yummy, lol! I tried everything and had seconds and more and knit and munched and chatted and knit and munched and chatted some more. And I got this yarn from Amy who didn't want it anymore. Don't know what I'll make with it yet, but I'll eventually figure it out. All in all, a wonderful afternoon!


Larjmarj said...

Sorry I missed it but I was hanging out with my sis and her boyfriend at the Eastern Market.
Have fun with your needles, since I started using circs I rarely ever use straight needles for anything.

Diane said...

I tried the circs, I can do it! My only problem is, the cables are so stiff, is there a way to soften them up, I've heard you can boil them?