Why...well continue reading :) (Warning Long post and might be a bit TMI for others but I have to share)
Here's the latest progress on Mr. Lipstickjeans. I need a few more inches and then I can start the cabling. He's been in a holding pattern for now. More on that below.
My Cedar Creeks - just finished picking up like 24 sts for the gusset decrease..um..er..you can tell I haven't done a cuff down pair in a while.
Yeah, I got one of those Emergency knitting bags from Illiane's Corner. Cristi's post has great pictures, this bag is awesome. I so could never sew anything like this or even want to. She's sold out now, but has more coming in soon...in blue and green even!
Now to a little behind the scenes goings on....the last few weeks have been pretty stressful around here. You know me..I always try to be happy and postively bubbly (ick sickening at times LOL) here but also consider this a PSA.
So, I needed to cast on a sock that explained how I felt inside but was trying not to show it.
Presenting Dave's Basketcase socks. It's been in my queue and I was planning on a different yarn. Yeah, I've been a basketcase on the inside (sorry Dave, no reflection on your pattern though, it is cool!)
but this yarn arrived, Zen Yarn Garden in Pansies, DK weight on one of those tough days, which cheered me up.. I've only got a few pattern repeats so far as I had to frog the ribbing once. Geesh, DK weight on 2's!
Well you all know I have DD graduating 8th grade tomorrow, then DS in 2 weeks, well what I didn't need to have happen was something show up on my Mammogram (hey don't forget to get yours!!!). It was not great timing, but then what is. I used to be a Mammo tech, so I know what stuff is/isn't supposed to look like. So the waiting for an appointment began and I got other opinions on my films. Knowing stuff is so not fun. Worse I think, and I would like to be oblivious to the medical world in my next life ;)
Ok, long story short, I had some microcalcifications that weren't there last year. I am at the age my Mom's breast cancer had to have started, but we'll never know as she didn't seek any medical treatment until it was already throughout her body. Needless to say, seeing them freaked me out. So Tuesday I had an appointment with a surgeon. After talking with him, I was less scared that they are cancer due to the area they were in...yes, note I said were in. I was extremely lucky (well if you want to call it that ;) to have gotten my biopsy done today. He's almost sure he got them all and now the wait begins. I should know the results by Thursday afternoon (send me good vibes :) I'm sitting here now wrapped in a huge bandage that one would wear if you didn't want anyone to know you had a chest. Not in any huge amount of pain, in fact the procedure went quite well and really didn't hurt (don't worry I won't get that TMI on you ;) now ask me how I feel tomorrow though LOL! I didn't want to do this just before the graduations, but there is no way I could have gone through the next 2 weeks not knowing anything.
Let me tell you, it is very different being on the "other" side of the fence. I never knew that everytime I would assure a patient when we were doing painful things to them helps, I sure do now and so glad I've been there to help some people. Didn't take their pain away, but let them know someone cares. I had an awesome, Doc, tech, and nurse.
It's very strange for me to share this, but I know a lot of you kinda scolded me (in a good, caring way) when hubby had his cancer and I didn't ask for good vibes, help, etc. So here I am asking for them. Only 24 hrs...guess I'll go and knit my socks now :)
Oh and if you read this far (thanks for that!) yeah, that's the reason why Mr. Lipstickjeans was put on hold. I couldn't bring myself to knit something that could...well..potentially not fit. Some may call it being a worry wort (my hubby ;) I call it, not having to frog or think the worst and the best will happen.