Monday, November 05, 2007

Blankets for Africa

Seems an age since I posted, nearly a week. I have been reading, but my MIL has been staying. She went home yesterday and it was hard to do anything I normally do while she was here. Anyway, I'm back.

I had some awful news last week, too. Not so awful for me, but for one of my best and oldest friends. We went through chemo close together some 17 years ago, and last week, she found out, thanks to the treatment the first time around, she has breast cancer. I know without the treatment we wouldn't be here, but it's a bit of a sick joke, if you ask me. And ironic that it was pink month. Oh well, she is a real fighter and I'm sure in my heart all will be fine with her in the end. It's just a real fuck that she has to go through it all again. I just hope the anti sickness drugs are better these days, as that was the worst thing about chemo. Losing your hair is a breeze compared to that.

On a more cheerful note, she sent me a picture of what the 78 balls from my loft turned into!!!

Check out the ladies' work!

Not much to report on the knitting front. Both my silver belle and my argosy scarf hit a mistake and I just am not in the right zone mentally to pick them up and work out what's gone wrong. I am hoping to get some sort of knitting mojo back today maybe.

I'll post some pictures of them when I've sorted them out!

Right, back to humdrum.......


tiennie said...

I am so sorry for your friend. Best wishes to her.

Pretty blanket!

Queen of the froggers said...

I am sorry to hear about your friend, the blanket is great. Did she knit it? Warmest thoughts for her from here anyway.

Virtuous said...

Very good to hear from you!!
Glad you had a nice visit from your MIL. My goodness she did put your forgotten yarn to good use!!

Sorry to hear about your friend too but it sounds like she is a fighter and she will beat this again!

Okay you gotta tell me what is going on with SB, as you know I am living vicariously thru you!! :oD

I am so getting my yarn in the new year! HAHA! :op