Thursday, March 26, 2009

THE Scarf

I've had this "Taize" scarf (designed by Susan Pandorf - Sunflower Designs) on the needle now for one whole month and as you can see, I do have quite a bit to go. I drool over the beautiful scarves designed by Susan, but knew I didn't have the skills to ever make one. Then she came out with this design for a "beginning lace knitter" so thought I'd give it a try. Actually, the pattern is quite simple, especially since the scarf is only 66 stitches wide. So you'd think I could get it right. But I have learned I have to be in a room by myself, with no TV, no nothing to disturb me and just knit and pay attention. Some rows I've tinked 3 or 4 times before I get it right. Just when I think I'm going along just great, then the next row I come up short or long and do over again. I'm either going to hate or love this scarf when done considering the hours its going to take me to do it. I do love the yarn, Fibre Company's Canopy Fingering - Baby Alpaca 50%, Merino 30% and Bamboo 20% and the color is Purple Passion - a very dusty light purple/lavender. So wish me luck and patience!

Hubby has had his first chemo treatment and doing pretty good. He gets tired a lot, but that's to be expected. He has had to go in every day for 7 days to get a shot of neupogen to build up the white blood cells. The lump is going down very fast and he hasn't lost his hair yet, but it should be coming out in the next couple of weeks. His next chemo treatment will be in two weeks. The prayers for him are welcome. The prognosis for complete recovery is very good.

We had a niece and her husband from Pocatello, Idaho visit one day this week, and next week our two granddaughters from Spokane will be around for a couple of days, so we're looking forward to that.

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