Friday, August 22, 2008
Posted by Holly at 1:08 PM
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
And for something REALLY special, I got my handspun 100% Shetland Wool yarn from Shelly yesterday. I wanted this for a pair of men's fingerless gloves. I can't wait to get started on them.
Posted by Holly at 10:46 AM
Monday, August 18, 2008
Posted by Holly at 10:03 AM
Thursday, August 07, 2008
Your dominant hues are cyan and blue. You like people and enjoy making friends. You're conservative and like to make sure things make sense before you step into them, especially in relationships. You are curious but respected for your opinions by people who you sometimes wouldn't even suspect.
Your saturation level is medium - You're not the most decisive go-getter, but you can get a job done when it's required of you. You probably don't think the world can change for you and don't want to spend too much effort trying to force it.
Your outlook on life is brighter than most people's. You like the idea of influencing things for the better and find hope in situations where others might give up. You're not exactly a bouncy sunshine but things in your world generally look up.
Posted by Holly at 9:34 AM
Tuesday, August 05, 2008
If you haven't tried it yet, do. It's actually very easy. I meant to take a photo of the scarf I'm making with beads last night but I forgot. I'll try to remember this evening. While I don't think I'm addicted, I am enjoying it a lot. I was wondering who I would give it to for Christmas, but I like it so much I may just keep it for myself.
When I started knitting again, years ago, I did so after being motivated by reading a lot of knitting blogs. I kept up with most of them on a daily basis for a long time. Then, as time went on I sort of left them behind, only to visit them once in while. Today, on a whim, I clicked on one of them that I haven't read in a long, long time. The woman has MS. As most of you know, that is one of my pet causes. I had a sister in law die from the ravages of MS and my niece has MS. I always marveled at how upbeat this woman was all the time even though she spent most of her time in bed. She's a sock knitter. Socks, socks, socks. My kind of gal. Her husband had a multitude of health problems as well. I believe he had an amputation due to diabetes. The daughter looks to be a teenager. So the first post I came across this morning was describing how her chemo therapy was going. Chemo? For MS? That didn't make sense to me. So I scrolled down, and down.... She has two types of cancer now and a poor prognosis.
I got to wondering. Why does one family have so much to deal with? I don't know. I guess no one really knows. And even with all this, she writes her blog with humor. Still. I wonder how hard it would be to hold on to the humor.
I don't even know what she looks like. But I know one thing. She sounds like a person you would be lucky to call your friend. Next time I start complaining about something, I hope I remember her.
Posted by Holly at 8:16 AM