Saturday, July 05, 2014

I have not fallen off the earth, nor have I forgotten how to knit.

Blogs.  Keeping track of knitting projects on knitting blogs. 

Life gets busy and pretty soon a year (or more) goes by and you realize that you've not sat at the computer and thrown words into cyberspace for strangers to read (since I seriously doubt that anyone reads my posts except me....and even I don't get here often).

The daughter is having surgery in a couple of weeks.  A big surgery.  To correct her back.  I'm scared, but trying to show a brave face when we talk about the upcoming hospital stay and how life is going to change (she will grow about an inch- inch and a half during the surgery).  I am knitting her a sweater.  I've finished one for her, but this one I found after I'd started the other one.  This sweater has a little keyhole cutout in the back and will hopefully give a peek of her scar.  I've worked with her that we will not hide and try to cover up this scar.  We will celebrate it and find beauty in it.  I don't want her to be afraid for people to see it.

But we're not there yet.  We have 15 days and some number of hours until the surgery.  But we're planning and looking forward to being healed and moving on.

Here's the beginnings of her sweater Myrna: 

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