I’m interrupting my blogging hiatus to shamelessly ask for help—–but first, a quick rundown of what has been going on around here.
When last we met, I had just come back from Estes Park and was getting ready to head to the homeland for vacation. In a word, it was marvelous. We began with 3 days at the beach with the boys, in a condo/townhouse/hotel thing close enough to the sea to hear the waves crashing.
The weather was fairly typical for Western Washingtonin early July, overcast and on the cool side. But it could have rained for all I cared, there is something so wonderful and restorative about the ocean. Just down the peninsula is where Louis and Clark first set eyes on the Pacific Ocean.
Had a blast. Found a hundred bucks on the ground (okay, be honest: how many of you just said “yarn money!” ?).
From there, we went to the Seattle area, where the weather turned gorgeous and we had the expected amount of fun staying at Brett and Cora’s, and the Lake. (since this is a quick wrap up, we’ll skip the blow by blow, okay?)
We got back home on Monday July 16th, and I had surgery scheduled for the 20th. Bright and early I showed up to be relieved of my non-functioning gallbladder, and went home around 2 that afternoon. All went well, with the exception of a pretty nasty burn from a cautery—seems I had a stubborn little artery that wouldn’t quit bleeding so the doc had to fry the beejeebers out of it, and me as well. Took about 2 months, but it is pretty much okay now. August and September are a blur, save the fond memory of another weekend in Estes Park, this time for ScotFest.
On the knitting front—-remember this???
It will be a bit before it fits dear Leo, but it turned out darling. The pink baby blanket is in time out—-I am so sick of pick garter stitch, I’ve started a sweater for the little gal that will probably be done in a few days (wish me luck, I’m kinda making it up using numbers from a Debbie Bliss book, but winging it for the most part). There is another baby to knit for; one of the medical techs in my office is having a baby boy in January, and I’m thinking it might be nice to have something done BEFORE the infant arrives (for a change). The Fair Isle Cardi made an appearance recently, but has again been replace by more time sensitive items.
Work is………………..well……..work. Enough said.
And now the shameless plea for help I was talking about earlier. If this is a repeat visit, you’ll no doubt remember that I was diagnosed with diabetes last spring. I’m doing really well, lost nearly 20 lbs and keeping my blood sugar pretty controlled. Trouble is, there are about 21 MILLION Americans that are also struggling with this disease. Here’s where you come in. This coming Saturday, October 6th, I, along with several friends are participating in the Step Out to Fight Diabetes event, here in Colorado Springs (there are different events on different days in other parts of the country). I have formed a team, TEAM KNITNURSE, and have tried my best to do some fund-raising by email. I’ve had 1 response (thank you Jeannie 🙂 ). If you are at all inclined to support this great cause, if someone you know has been touched by diabetes and you can spare a buck or two……..well, I would be profoundly grateful. Time and time again I’ve seen our knitting/blogging community support great causes; over and over we give of ourselves to make a better world for those we care about. If you’d like to help, here is the link. Thank you in advance for your generosity—-
Now, back to the baby sweater 🙂