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Wooly love

It has been a weird couple of weeks. Grandma was diagnosed with breast cancer, but if you have to have breast cancer, hers is the best kind of tumor to have. And if you have to have a mastectomy, hers went as well as it can possibly go.

She is doing fantastic. Her spirits are great, she is really enjoying having us around this much and everyone should experience this much smoothness in a crises. All is well in our family.

And then there is the new job thing. Yep, I've got a new job. It is a great career move and I'm very excited about it. It does mean a horrendous commute until I move so I'm all a flutter trying to make that happen as soon as possible.

So knitting-wise it has been feast and famine. A lot of knitting as I wait for doctor appointments with Grandma and as we sat in the hospital recovery room and later at home with her as she recovered. But little to no knitting the rest of the time. I usually knit in the evening as I wind down from the day.

The problem is, I have a lot of birthdays the first of the year. Seven birthdays by the second week of March.

Yeah, I'm behind.

I have all of this to knit:

projects to do

And technically I have to finish it all in the next seven days since I piped up and said I would join in the Knitting Olympics. Lets face it, just finishing all of this is an olympic effort.

What are all these projects? From top left: socks for Grandma, sweater for aunt, sweater for nephew, socks for Mom, socks for brother.

I'm already making adjustments. The socks for the brother have been bagged and now they will probably be the socks for Mom. Brother gets the scarf below:

multidirectional scarf

Yet another multi-directional scarf. But didn't it turn out beautifully? Noro Kuryon color number 55. Yuuuuuuuum! It is really really long because my brother is really really tall.

The socks for Mom may now be bagged (you can see how far along I am and her birthday is in 5 days). She may be getting this scarf instead:

shell scarf

This is Knit One Crochet Too's Paint Box color 09. The colors reminded me of the beach which is my Mom's favorite place. It is just moss stitch with a three-stitch seed stitch border to help the curling. But as you can see it is still curling a lot so who knows how it will turn out.

I also started this for Mom at her request:

spicy drop stitch cardi

There is no way to finish this by her birthday but since she wants it I figure I can get away with "giving" her the unfinished project and then working on it later.


Do I actually even have time to work at this new job?