Friday, September 16, 2011

Life has returned to normal....

In reading my last blog I realized that there is so much more to my health story than I posted about. To make a really long story short...the doctors finally diagnosed me with cancer of the spleen. So I had surgery to remove my spleen. Once it was out, they discovered that there was no cancer! Now 2 months after surgery I am feeling better than before I got sick back in April. My energy level is back up and I'm working regular hours again. Thank you to everyone who prayed for me during this long time of illness. I know God answered your prayers in a miraculous way and I'm thankful to be in good health once again. To God be the glory!

I didn't knit much while I was sick. But after my surgery I got to feeling better and finished my version of the Princess Kate's Shawl. I used 5 skeins of Mirasol Nuna yarn. I'll give you the pattern if you purchase the yarn.

Just because I haven't been in the shop doesn't mean that folks have stopped knitting. I have lots of photos to show you of their finished projects.

Leslie finally finished her Crayon Box Jacket. These jackets are a lot of work, but are one-of-a-kind masterpieces when they are finished.

And she also finished her Coquille Shawl using Wolle's Creation color changing cotton. This is a fun to shawl to make if you're looking for a new project. Lots of folks have made them out of Crystal Palace's Mini Mochi as well.

Debbie made a pair of Hat Heel Socks out of Galway Paint yarn. The striped yarn did a good job of showing off the hat heel...even though the photo is not very clear.

She also made a Raglan Top-Down sweater using yarns from her stash and ones she got from the sale bin. Some of the yarns that were too thin were doubled to make the weights more even.

Marilyn made the famous Weekend Shawl by Anne Kuo Lukito out of Malabrigo Sock yarn.

She also used Lisa's "Lucky 7 Socks" pattern to make herself a new pair of socks. Fame Trend was her yarn of choice.

And she finished the Diamond Patch sweater using Berroco Linsey. She used 2 colorways to provide a contrast.

Mavis made socks for her 2 sisters. She said these were "loud", but they will be warm as winter arrives in Western Australia.

Sarah made some Opera Gloves using Kollage Sockalicious. The pattern was in the Fall 2010 issue of Vogue.

Ellen's summer sweater was made out of Berroco Linsey. She used Knitting Pure & Simple pattern #9727.

Freda's Sarorayon Shawl was enlarged just a bit to make it a wider shawl. This is a quick, easy pattern.

And Mary made some legwarmers for one of her great-grandchildren out of Berroco Comfort Sock yarn. The pattern was a freebie on Ravelry called "Heather Legwarmers".

I hope you're enjoying the fall crispness that been in the air today and yesterday. The changing of the seasons is one of the things I love about living in East Tennessee.