It's been a while since I was able to come here and write.....and I am so thankful to feel well enough today to do so. My chemo treatments have been hard and the side effects rough but we have learned to manage them some what and I am surviving. I have 2 more treatments to go and then the cancer should be gone. My last treatment will be mid February......I can not wait to be done! God continues to hold me and give me the strength I need to do this.....He is the only reason I have been able to do this. The hope we have in Him keeps me going!
Another thing that keeps me going.......knitting! Yes, there has been knitting.....quite a lot actually! I am so thankful for my knitting. Not being able to get out of bed much can be pretty frustrating but if
I am knitting I can feel productive. It is also helps to take my mind off the pain. So I am living proof of the therapeutic value of knitting!
I knit a lot for Christmas presents......cowls, socks and hats mostly. But today
I want to share my first FO of 2015! My daughter Claire picked out fiber at Rhinebeck Sheep and Wool this year and I spun it up into this fluffy yarn.
Then she picked out this great pattern so I could make her fingerless mitts. The pattern is Cancans and it is free on Ravelry. Such a cute and fast knit!
When I am too sick to knit I sit here and scroll through patterns on Ravelry. My queue has gotten quite full with all the things that I want to knit! I just ordered some yarn for a new sweater project and while I am waiting for that to arrive I cast on for another pair of socks. I am using the Vanilla Bean Pattern and yarn from Tumbleweed Yarns. Such an enjoyable and easy knit! This self stripping yarn is so fun!
I am still listening to the second book in the Outlander series. I only have 3 more chapters and then I will dive right into the next one. I am also still reading Beside Still Waters by CH Spurgeon on a daily basis......the words in this book truly due comfort your soul and I am blessed by it daily.
I am joining Ginny over at Small Things for this weeks Yarn Along and I can not wait to see what everyone else is knitting and reading in the New Year!