First, a rainbow, Friday night — a welcome sign.
The first is a scarf I haven’t blogged about yet. I love it. The yarn, the color, the pattern — all wonderful.
Pattern: “Road Not Taken” scarf from Lisa Lloyd’s A Fine Fleece.
Yarn: “Mokusa” Merino/Angora yarn from Spirit Trail Fiberworks, dyed in vibrant, happy pinky-peachy melba sort of colors by Jen.
Needles: US 6
Finished Dimensions: 7.5 by 60 inches
Modifications: None to speak of.
This yarn is soft, easy to knit, and an all-around pleasure for the eyes and hands. If you go to the website, you’ll see that Jen has put a few skeins on sale. Hurry, though, because I’ve got my eye on one or two.
The next project to be finished was these socks. When I began knitting them I thought they’d be mine, but as I made progress they looked more and more like guy socks. So, they’ll be a gift.
Pattern: Caterpillar Socks by Anne Hanson
Yarn: “Grey over Golden” Sundara Merino sock yarn
Needles: US 1 (2.25 mm)
Size: Men’s Medium
Modifications: I worked a regular flap heel instead of the short row heel the pattern called for. I made it more interesting by doing a little zig-zag thing with the slipped stitches.
The biggest finish of all: Radiation. Done. Finished. Wrapped up. Checked off the list. Hooray! Friday morning was my fourth and last treatment. I’ll do a happy dance when I get a little more energy back. It’s coming. Maybe by about Thursday…
Next up is a small break before I start down the next part of this road. I’ll start chemotherapy whenever Dr. Pearl says it’s time. While I wait I’m going to go to work as often as I can, get out and about, and keep taking good care of myself. I need a little more of this, too:
Flying Point Beach, July 25th. The lump of shadow at the water’s edge is Niece Rachel and me. We went down to the ocean that evening, had a little picnic, and stayed until it began to get dark and chilly. I miss those two nieces, now that they’re back home. It was a real treat to have them around this summer.