Friday, November 23, 2018

And the Beat Goes On

The action just never stops here!

Wednesday I showed up at the hospital at 6 a.m. to have my A-Flutter fixed. It was easy. I just fell asleep and let the staff take care of things. They seem to have me all fixed up.
I made it to my family's Thanksgiving at my Mom's apartment. My brother Eric and his family came out from Virginia. My other brother, Michael (in Washington, DC), baked us two amazing pies (cherry and apple) and mailed them to us. Above, Eric is enjoying a piece of cherry.

It was surreal without my dad. It just hasn't fully sunk in yet.

My sweater is ready to be blocked, so I started a shawl. What can I say. I could outfit an entire homeless shelter in shawls -- and maybe I will! They are just so much fun to knit:
The pattern is the Soundwaves Shawl, and it is perfect TV knitting. Easy but not boring. The yarn has been in my queue for years: Dream in Color Smooshy with Cashmere. Can you even imagine? It is truly smooshy.

I am about to start a mega knitting project. Probably the most ambitious thing I will ever attempt. Does that have you waiting for my next post?


15 comments:

  1. Glad the treatment worked and that you were able to be with family for dinner. Loving that shawl so far! And can't wait to see what you are coming up with for your mega project!

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  2. Glad the procedure went well and you were able to be with your family for the holiday. I know you are missing your dad, I am too! I love to make shawls but never wear them, still it is an obsession I am not giving up. Have a good weekend, rest!

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  3. Deborah, I am so sorry to learn of the loss of your father, and then your latest medical challenge. I am glad you are feeling better, are able to celebrate your good memories of your dad, that you have had meaningful time with your family and that you continue to enjoy your beautiful stitching. You and yours are in my prayers and I'm sending you hugs xx

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  4. Bless you all as you navigate this Holiday without your father. Firsts can be so difficult
    SOUNDWAVES looks just so pretty!!

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  5. I too love knitting shawls. I haven't done one in a while.. I probably should! The one you are making is lovely!

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  6. Love your newest project and can't wait to hear about the mega one! Glad you're feeling better also.

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  7. Thrilled to hear you feel well again. Homemade pies are yummy: we had apple and pumpkin after our dinner.

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  8. It was my first Thanksgiving without Daddio and even though we are coming up on a year in January, it still hasn't sunk in yet.
    Mailing a pie? That's a new one!
    Happy to hear your procedure went well. Have a great weekend!

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  9. Looks like a great day and the hole your dad left will slowly fill with all the good memories of him. Really.
    The shawl looks so squishy; just a wonderful knit-go for it!

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  10. Glad to hear your procedure went well. A true Thanksgiving! The first holiday without a loved one is SO difficult. My mom died on Christmas day & ever since, our family 'tradition' has been to have a normal holiday party - up until the time someone mentions Mom. Then we all get a little misty eyed and before long, we are all crying from laughing so hard at the 'remember when' stories. Hugs to you. You're in my thoughts & prayers.

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  11. I am glad your procedure was so easy and went so well! And, YES! I am really eager to find out about this OPUS project! Happy Thanksgiving!

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  12. It does indeed.

    Glad to read that your procedure went well.

    Sending hugs from way over on the east coast.

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  13. so glad you are fixed :) and that you were able to spend time with your family for Thanksgiving, sorry about the loss of your father.

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  14. So glad to hear your procedure went well. Your Thanksgiving sounds lovey (and yummy pies).

    That shawl is gorgeous!!

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  15. So glad the cardiac procedure went well. Your comment about shawls made me smile. I enjoy knitting them and have way more than I need. I have given some as gifts but should consider donating them. I'd love to try that Smooshy with Cashmere. It sounds dreamy.

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