Wednesday October 09th 2013, 11:19 pm
Filed under: Family,Knit,Life,LYS

I did redo the cast-off on yesterday’s. I blocked it. Now it is what it was meant to be: ready.

Susan at Abstract Fibers once gave me some Burnside Bridge colorway wool to play with, and I did; I liked it so much I bought some in Picasso, their baby alpaca, via Purlescence.

And that’s what I plowed halfway through today.

And in the middle of it I got the emails–I need to finish it and get it out of the way fast.

It happens to so many people. It’s so personal. My cousin Bruce’s wife Paige found the lump the mammogram reading had missed and had a double mastectomy yesterday. Three tumors, at least two lymph nodes look involved–and yet, I know someone else who came out of surgery with that kind of news where the pathology report a week later said one tumor only was malignant. And that friend is past the five-year mark now.

Eight to twelve months of treatment ahead.

And I am blinking, trying to figure out what the very softest yarn I own might be and what color it should be. And no, the above projects, nice as they are, aren’t it. Hmm.

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Paige will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Comment by Jody 10.10.13 @ 4:32 am

Sending a prayer for Paige and her family.

I know, from your past posts, that you’ll find the right combination of yarn, colour and pattern. You listen so well…

Comment by Suzanne from Montreal 10.10.13 @ 5:47 am

Sending prayers to Paige. I would think something soft and bright to keep her spirits up going through the treatments , perhaps a hat, if she does indeed lose her hair.

Comment by Kris 10.10.13 @ 6:36 am

Sending hugs and prayers for Paige’s healing, and strength to all of her family.

Comment by Kathy in San Jose 10.10.13 @ 6:51 am

Prayers, crossed paws and I’m quite certain the right yarn will present itself.

Comment by Channon 10.10.13 @ 7:41 am

So sorry to hear about your relative’s bad news. Prayers to follow.

Comment by Donald Meyer 10.10.13 @ 8:19 am

I’m sorry. I’m just so sorry for her.

Comment by Afton 10.10.13 @ 2:24 pm

Getting caught up again – work travel – and I’m glad to read the knitting is moving forward (a sure sign you are feeling better) even as I am sorry to read that why you are feeling extra motivated. May all be well!

Comment by twinsetellen 10.10.13 @ 7:09 pm

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