Sunday, May 6, 2018

Magnolia Season: Plants and Knits

Spring has finally come to Wisconsin. I love these early days of spring because that's when the Magnolia trees blossom. I always think of Magnolias as Southern so they feel a bit exotic here. We had a glorious weekend. I took knitting breaks but mostly I'm getting ready for Seth's graduation next weekend.
I'm absorbing the news that the four-months of treatment I went through this past winter didn't completely work and I'll be going on medical leave to have surgery and recover at the end of May.
So it was cheerful to sit in the sun and work on my Magnolia socks. This is sock number 2, and it is coming along nicely. Knitting is very calming at times like this.
I'm trying to do some real spring cleaning. Luckily for me, I have a great helper:
It was so interesting to read how you deal with mistakes in your knitting. I admire those of you who have high standards and fix your mistakes, but I'm glad to know that I am not the only "fudger".

13 comments:

  1. What a gorgous colour for your socks. It looks like the blossom colour xx

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  2. I love magnolias too. I'll have to go see if my neighbor's is blooming.

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  3. The magnolias are so beautiful! I'm sorry that your recent health news wasn't what you'd hoped for. Sending postive vibes your way. XOXO

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  4. Those magnolias are truly gorgeous! But, oh ugh! I am so sorry about the surgery! Sending you good thoughts for successful surgery and speedy recover!

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  5. Wishing you all the best for your upcoming surgery and recovery. Prayers that this time is the charm. Beautiful magnolias...and a kitty helper always brightens any day.

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  6. Lovely magnolias and even prettier socks! I'm sending healthy and healing thoughts your way for a successful surgery.

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  7. Sorry to hear of your scheduled surgery. Kit up lots of projects to work on during your recovery. Best wishes to you at this stressful time.

    I recently saw Magnolia trees blooming at a tree farm in Colorado. I was surprised because I thought they only grew in the South. Such gorgeous blooms, and your socks are beautiful, too.

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  8. Many prayers for you and for complete healing.
    I love your sock. Cat love coming your way too

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  9. The news is tough; surgery will be no fun but essential then to accomplish what you need for good health! Knitting is a very good way to stay calm. I will be praying for your strength and recovery.
    We have a huge Magnolia tree-I will post a pic of the bloom on my blog-it is a Magnolia Grandiflora; a native tree for Florida.

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  10. I a sorry about the news. I am wishing you good health. Your socks are beautiful and I'm glad that they, the sunshine and magnolias, your helper, and the knitting is helping. Ahh pink socks!!

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  11. I'm sorry the treatment did not work, hoping that all goes well with your surgery, make sure you keep us in the loop!!!

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  12. I love Magnolias. It always surprised me to see them here too I'm in Ontario), but my neighbourhood is full of them. It's a predominantly old Italian neighbourhood, so there's all kinds of wonderful yards and gardens.

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  13. Your magnolia socks are beautiful! So sorry to hear of your health issues; know that your blog friends are thinking of you and sending healing vibes your way. Hugs, too!

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