First off I would love to thank you all for your loving support. I am just so overwhelmed by all of your positive thoughts and all the love that has been sent my way. The funny thing is I have been very out of sorts and isolating myself, yet feeling very lonely at the same time. All I had to do was post and there you all are, patting me on the back and giving me a hug. There was no need to feel sensitive or lonely, you were all here all along. I thank you for caring so much, because you know what I care about all of you, too!
Okay enough of the mushy stuff. Here is something that will make you happy or cry, look at Little Buddy!
He now has brand new forearm crutches that he is practicing walking with. These are a step harder than his canes and he is doing a great job with them. They make him use more balance and trunk control so they are not easy to walk with, but my boy is sure making it look easy! Go Little Buddy! He is such a fighter and isn't going to let anything stop him in life, something I can sure learn from. These will hopefully be much faster than his canes, and will be more functional than his walker.
My darling Max turned 12 while I was on my little hiatus. He is still doing really well. Yes we have the occasional difficulty getting up, sometimes he may need a little bit of a hand, but most of the time he is getting up on his own and is still enjoying his life. I gave him a much needed bath this morning outside with the hose, no groomer here at my house. He was so happy to be cool and clean, well that is until I treated his ears, he is pouting in the lower picture because I had to use ear medicine on him, he is trying to make me feel bad!
Although I have been more tired lately than normal and have had less time to create there has still been some work on projects. This is a scarf made for my friend Lynda whom I will be visiting next weekend in North Carolina. I used my smaller loom with this scarf and it was so fun to make. Made with Louisa Harding Yarns, Pittura. It reminds me of the colors in a Monet painting.
After getting it off my loom I immediately warped my loom again. This time I used Elann Peruvian Baby Silk as the warp, and the Louisa Harding Pittura as the weft. It will look different but still have a similar feel to it when it is all done. The Elann yarn came to me from a wonderful giveaway I won from Araignee.
I have made minimal progress on my Harvest sweater by Tin Can Knits, but am still enjoying the process. I will be taking this along on my trip next weekend in hopes I make progress on it. Berroco Remix yarn is so lovely to work with.
I have also been working on this very fun Cancun Boxy Lace Top by Erin Kate Archer. I started this as the Olympics started but ran out of steam after swimming was over. You all know my love for swimming, boy it was so exciting to watch this year. We know several of the swimmers there competing, one of which won three gold medals! I was so thrilled for him and his entire wonderful family. Back to this sweater, in the original design it is much more of a crop top, let me tell you this 52 year old body is all about the tunic, no crop here, so I lengthened it quite a bit. If I ever finish it I will tell you the details. This Tahki Cotton Classic yarn is at least 15 years old, it is some of the oldest yarn I own, talk about stash busting!
And last but not least my dear friend Marcia, who moved to Texas two years ago met Little Buddy and I for breakfast this morning. She gave me this felted sheep with soap inside. I am in LOVE with this little guy. He is so adorable and will never get wet as long as he lives with me. Oh and he smells so good, much better than a real sheep I am sure.
Thank you again for your kindness my friends. I am pulling myself out of the abyss, slowly but surely.