Oh boy do I have a reason to celebrate. It isn't all doom and gloom here at Mereknits, although there is a bit of that, too (more of that later). I have completed 153 squares for my vest. That is right you read that correctly, 153 squares. I have just started the border, well that is before I realized I had better get moving on the dinner preparations. I can not wait to get it all finished and blocked so I can show you the finished product. Of course it is about 190 degrees here in Florida, well okay that is a slight exaggeration, so I won't be able to wear it for a while, but still I am almost at the finish line!
As my youngest is trying very hard to get done with his school year, the availability of the computer has been limited at best. He is working his little tush off, and I, as his loving Mother, have to not run to the computer and blog every time he gets up. I know I have many, many other things to do but still reading blogs is so much fun. If you are a friend and I have not been to visit it is because I am trapped not being able to access the computer for more then a few minutes here and there. Then when he is about done for the day I have to head off to work. Frankly when I get home from work I am too darned tired to do much, so I will visit as soon as I can.
Speaking of friends, my lovely friend Amy is leaving for New York soon. If I let myself think about it I get so, so sad. I am almost done with her shawl. I have a few more rows, and then the fringe and that is it. Hopefully I can remove it from the loom this weekend. It is made from the lovely cream yarn with sequins I showed you in my last post. Even if she never wears it she can put it on quickly, and get wrapped in a hug from me.
I know so many of you are fighting illness and stress of some sort. This seems like an exceptionally hard time in almost everyone's life. One of my friends from my knitting group has now called in Hospice for the esophageal cancer she has been fighting so bravely, for the past four years. My heart breaks for her children. Another friend (her daughter swims with my son), just got diagnosed with a very rare stage 4 cancer that involves her uterus, lungs and skin. She told me the name but I can not think of it. She went to the doctor (another friend) with a cough, and after an X-ray all H*ll broke loose. She was feeling fine, actually pretty good with the exception of the cough, when they found out. I was sitting next to her last weekend at a swim meet chatting away. It has really shocked all of us. So if you have a few spare prayers, could you send them to my friends who are fighting so hard?