Wednesday, February 28, 2007

A Few Not-So-Great Pictures

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I have managed to upload a few pictures. As previously stated, the blanket is approximately 70 X 50 inches, just slightly smaller than the top of a queen-sized mattress.

This blanket was quite an undertaking, with may stops and starts. I noticed as I was knitting it that my cables looked better and better as I went along. The coined phrase about practice proves true once again.

Since there is very little Knitta-Palooza homework for me this year, I'm free to start my next project. Trouble is, I'm not sure which item to choose.

Chances are, the choice will be a shawl or socks...especially since I'm supposed to be knitting my "First Toe-Up."

I have enjoyed the Fall Cable Knit-Along 2006. There are very nice projects to be seen if you decide to take a look.

Cabled Blanket

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The Cabled Blanket it finished. It is approximately 70 X 50 inches.

We're still having serious computer issues so I'll although I have taken a photo, I'm having trouble uploading the photos to the computer.

Stay tuned. I haven't given up hope of posting a photo just yet.

I am free now to work on my Knitta-Palooza homework. Yaay!

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

In Memory of Brian

Brian was a wonderful man. I will never forget him. Because of him, I learned lessons in faith and in hope. I was a part of a miracle.

Brian was talented. He was intelligent and such a good friend.

His funeral was a Celebration in Life where his brother tried to make the focus on the good rather than focusing on the loss of this kind man.

He will be missed.

The picture above is at Relay for Life where hit carried the torch and lit the cauldron. I will never be able to watch the torch lighting without thinking of him and wishing he were there.

I still have the yarn for his blanket. I think part of me believed that if I waited to knit it, nothing really bad could happen. Now I just feel bad about not knitting it and the yarn stares at me, asking me what it will become. I may knit something for his brother. I just don't know.

May Brian rest in peace.

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Brian is Gone

I finally spoke to Brian's brother today. Brian was pronounced dead at 8:30 am today.

He was doing so well. We were all so hopeful.

At least all his suffering is gone.

Thank you to everyone. He was amazed at how many people visited, called, prayed, and spoke kind words while he was ill.

If I can get the computer in better working order, I'll try to post the picture from last year's Relay for Life.

Thanks again for everything!

I'll be sure to talk about knitting in my next post.

Friday, February 09, 2007

A Little Progress on the Blanket

I made a little progress on the blanket today due to an extra-long wait at the hair salon. It's looking pretty good for finishing the blanket by the end of the month so that I am free to work on my homework for Knitta-Palooza.

Computer issues are still being resolved but I think I really will have a picture of the blanket progress before the weekend is over.

I'm also looking forward to getting back to socks, or just something different. Although I'm enjoying the blanket, I really do need some variety in my knitting.

I haven't received an e-mail from Brian's brother recently and the phone call I made has not yet been returned. If I have learned anything from the past months, it's to remain positive and to continue to pray. That's my plan.

Thank you everyone for the kind thoughts and prayers.

I'll update as soon as I know something.

Friday, February 02, 2007

Brian's Getting to Go Home!

From Brian's Brother: "Hi everyone. Brian is doing great! The doctors and nurses have admitted that what has happened to him in the last 2 weeks is a miracle! He has been eating solid food ever since he came off the ventilator and they moved him out of the cancer ICU about a week ago. The swelling is completely gone in his feet and legs, and a little is left in his upper right arm. He started physical therapy last week and has been making excellent progress! And the best thing is he is coming home tomorrow! One of the the doctors told us he was going to die in ICU and that he would never be coming home. Well I guess God showed him! Keep on praying for him because he still has recovered fully yet. God is so good!"

The computer issues still abide. I think I may have a photo of the blanket to post by tomorrow. I'm a little behind in my hopes for rows-per-day but I'm hoping to get a few done during the Superbowl.

ALSO--Today is Go Red Day or National Wear Red Day. Encourage and support Women's Awareness of the risks and preventative measures for Heart Disease and Strokes.

Happy Knitting! Enjoy the upcoming weekend!