Dream and on!
Wednesday December 07th 2011, 11:03 pm
Filed under: Friends,Knit,Life

Got another hat finished today, out of yarn that bossed me around and flew onto my needles whether I’d planned to use it next or not. And only just now writing this do I realize that that colorway and the pattern I chose for it looked rather like–wait for it–a bluejay’s feathers. I had one in the hands today and three in the bush yesterday.

Got a package: some raspberryish Sock Dream yarn I’d ordered. (Richard had looked at it online with me and had declared it nice and you know, your birthday’s coming up…) It was from Karin, my friend who drove from Albany NY to Vermont for us to finally get to meet in person while I was there three years ago. Tucked in the envelope was the total surprise of sparkly soft laceweight Wink in what else but Periwinkle from her Periwinkle Sheep shop with a Happy Birthday card. She remembered? She did that?!

Wow. Thank you, Karin! They are both so soft, and you know I’m a softness fanatic. And here she is, forced to deal with an injured back whether she has time to or not and yet thinking of how to make someone else’s day.

Totally made mine. So generous. Wow. I keep going and petting those yarns.  I hope to do her gift justice.

The third thing. I went back to the dermatologist today to check my scalp post-skin cancer; I’d had lupus lesions in reaction to the surgery and a reaction to the stitches themselves and she’d wanted a five-month follow-up.

She’s a young mom, and she was looking at the scar, which is indented into my skull in just exactly the spot that when I called it my fontanelle she had to stop a moment, she was laughing too hard.

And I have this weird piece of hanging skin at the very back of my head where the worst autoimmune grumbling had been; she declared it inflammatory tissue that, although it’s quite attached to me, won’t be forever; it just looks weird hanging there by a thin little bit.

I think I’ll name it Chad.  Poor little Chad has lesion-air’s disease. And now I could knit it a soft sparkly sweater in two stitches flat.

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You are too funny. I love your wonderful stories and your great sense of humor.

Comment by pat Flores 12.08.11 @ 5:23 am

Could that be “Lesion-Hair’s” (with a silent H?)

Comment by LynnM 12.08.11 @ 5:52 am

You just made me spit my breakfast of hummus all over the keyboard.

Comment by afton 12.08.11 @ 6:20 am

Hanging Chad. Hahaha…

Love the yarns, and that you were spoiled AND surprised!

Comment by Channon 12.08.11 @ 8:31 am

oh,my, glad my mouth wasn’t full when I started reading this — hanging Chad? heeheehee

love it

you are the best — oh, and enjoy those great new yarns

Comment by Bev 12.08.11 @ 9:47 am

LynnM beat me to it — lesion-air’s disease, yet!

Comment by Don Meyer 12.08.11 @ 10:12 am

Hey, I didn’t finish! Colorful yarn? See my blog today.

Comment by Don Meyer 12.08.11 @ 10:14 am

Alison!! I am so glad you like the yarns. Have fun, and I do hope they won’t hurt your hands.

Chad. You are hilarious!!!

Comment by karin maag-tanchak 12.08.11 @ 11:56 am

I feel old, had to explain to son what a “hanging chad” was. Sounds like a gorgeous selection of yarn.

Comment by Kris 12.08.11 @ 2:54 pm

Beautiful yarn! Will be fun to see what you do with it.

Comment by Erica 12.08.11 @ 4:44 pm

Serious chuckle.

Comment by twinsetellen 12.13.11 @ 4:12 am

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