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,


  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.

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

  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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