Wednesday, March 7, 2007

Yesterday was treatment day

Yesterday was my Remicade treatment day. I love having a medically mandated few hours to do some of the things that I love best. I worked on socks for my girlfriend, did some suduko and read a bit. All while sipping pink lemonade Crystal Light. The down side is that I have tiny, tiny veins and I had to get stuck 4 times to get an IV in that did not blow. If only they could figure out a way to give the medication without the IV. LOL The most important thing is that the medication seems to be working and the reaction that I have to it is very manageable. Thank God for insurance because each treatment is $3000.

I am trying to keep up with my Lenten charity knitting goal of a dozen little caps for preemies. I started number 3 last night. For this one I am using Regia plus Cotton on size 0 Brittany needles. This is the first time that I have used a needle that small, kind of like using toothpicks. I am having fun though. The picture above is my new little hat project.

I snowed a little last night so I am going to let the other drivers melt away the snow this morning. I need to go to the post office and the supermarket today and if I still have time before my younger son gets home from school, I am going to see what my public library has in the way of knitting books.

Sunday, March 4, 2007

Knit News and FOs

I have not learned how to rotate photos yet so you are stuck with these. These are fingerless gloves that I made a couple of weeks ago. Not really practical but a fun knit. I made a nice, soft washcloth with the remainder of this cotton. That will get put away for a Christmas next year. The photos are out of order but you get the point.
I joined the 40 days for others knit along at Annie Knits blog and am making premie hats for the NICU at Stony Brook University Hospital. I started Friday and I have 2 done. I will take photos of the two that I have done this week. I hope to make at least a dozen by Easter.
I had the chance to wear the socks that I posted the other day to church today. DH and I are attending Homebuilders so I also wore them to the meeting today. I made a great cake to take to the meeting today and I will post the recipe this week.
I was blessed to win some lovely sock yarn in a contest at Adventures of a Busy Mama. For a new knitter and a very, very new blogger who mostly lurks, I seem to be coming out of my shell. I am having a good time so far. Knitting bloggers are the best.
Can anyone give me any suggestions for learning how to move my photos around?
Until next time,

Thursday, March 1, 2007

Knitting Plans Foiled by Insurance Company

I have a FO to share today. The picture above is the first sock that got me dubbed "the sock lady" when I was in the hospital. These are my first finished socks and I love them mistakes and all.
Today was to be Remicade infusion day but it did not happen because the medication was not shipped by the insurance company. I was looking forward to it because I had a little, tiny project planned and was also going to read the new Knit Simple. I am feeling fine and will just have the treatment next week. I will have to plan some new knitting plans for next week. I will also get to experience what I anticipate will be beautiful new surroundings since they are moving Friday/Monday.

More FOs and news next time.