I decided what to knit next — but it’s not all that new, and it’s not for me. I cast on a pair of Hedgerow socks for Cindy, the wonderful massage therapist who has been treating me for an annoying condition called lymphedema. It’s not uncommon in cancer patients whose lymph nodes were removed or damaged during treatment. Thank goodness the treatment is non-invasive, and thank goodness that I found a skilled therapist who really knows her stuff. She deserves some comfy socks, don’t you think?
Anyway, the yarn is (surprise!) Sundara Sock in one of her earlier colors called Terracotta over Rose. In person it’s a little less pink, and not so bright. I think I’ll work on them at knitting group, which resumes tomorrow after a summer break. I haven’t been since last year, so I’m looking forward to it. If I can’t get away from work a little early, I’ll be sad.
I’m really liking my hair. As soon as I had enough to cover my head I stopped wearing a scarf. I felt awfully bold on that first Saturday back in July! Now that it’s getting fuller and longer, I don’t feel like a cancer patient any more; I feel like a woman with really short hair. And I feel like Me. It will be fun to experiment with hair styles without fear, since I’m starting from scratch, and I think I’ll keep it short for a while.
So far so good
Now that I’ve been on Facebook for a few days and it’s become another room in my internet house, it’s not so daunting. I’ve managed to resist an invitation from one of the Remarkable R’s to join her in Farmville, and I got my sister Sarah to join the rest of the family (my brothers are the next to be recruited). My friend Judy has become friends with my friend Reya, which is a giggle and makes me reconsider the whole six degrees of separation thing, which I suppose is what Facebook is really all about. So it’s all good, especially since it is inspiring me to write more.