November 16, 2014

Knitting is like riding a bicycle


My husband has been in and out of the hospital, he has cancer.  The above photos shows how I left a seam unfinished when we had to dash off to Loma Linda University Medical Center.  I don't think I've ever left a seam unfinished before!


Bob has been hospitalized 10 of the last 12 days, and the current stay has no end is sight.  I was gifted  2 skeins of Classic Elite's Princess yarn a couple of years ago, by Interweave Publishing,  They were promoting their new book, New England Knits.  I learned to knit when I was 20, but haven't picked up my needles in about 10 years.  Knitting is like riding a bicycle, you never forget.


I finished this scarf while sitting at Bob's bedside,  It was a good use of my time, it'll be nice to have it this winter.  I also read and fool around on the iPad, to fill my time.  Today I started knitting a pair of slippers, I'm using bits of leftover yarn, so they maybe patchwork-ish.


Frisco and Ben have been with us for over six months, and they've accepted the new routine.  We have fabulous neighbors, Jan and Randy, and I text them when I'll be late getting home and they are more than happy to walk our dogs for me.

May your bobbins always be full,

3 comments

  1. The pattern for the scarf: CO 30 stitches, use needles 2 sizes larger than your yarn calls for. My yarn recommended size 7, I used size 9.
    First End:
    Rows 1-3: K3, P3 rib pattern
    Rows 4-6: P3, K3 rib pattern
    Repeat alternating pattern until you've reached the desired length for the end.

    Scarf Body Pattern:
    Row 1: K3, P3, repeat
    Row 2: K1, P1, repeat
    Repeat scarf knit pattern until it's long enough

    Finish the Second End, just like the first end.

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  2. A big hug is winging its way across the internet for you

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  3. Thoughts and prayers for a miracle coming your way. Take care of yourself, too, in the midst of all. You do have good neighbors! Hugs and prayers comin' at ya.....................Doreen

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