Thank you, thank you, thank you all for your kind and loving words on my last post. I can't tell you how many times I read each comment. You are all such a beautiful part of my life and I thank you so much for you constant support. We are waiting........... really that is all we can do but things are not good. I have not seen my friend for two days, I think he is getting weaker and weaker. The thing is we are off tomorrow on a little trip we have had planned for several months. I can't believe the timing of this trip as now I feel so strongly we should stay home. but we cannot. My wonderful SIL and her partner are getting married after 21 years together. I am thrilled, so, so, thrilled that they can legally get married and that they have decided to make their beautiful, loving, relationship legal. I was the first person they called to tell about the wedding, which made me cry. I have been blessed to have these amazing women in my life and the lives of my children. They are absolutely devoted to Little Buddy, as they always have been for my older two. When I told each of my older boys about the wedding there was not even a second of hesitation before they told me they would like to be there to celebrate with their Aunts. That has made me an extremely proud Mother. I am not making this a political statement, nor a political blog, each of you have your own beliefs based on your own life choices, but I have always taught my children that love is love, and it doesn't matter what sex or color you are, love is love.
So we head off tomorrow for this celebration and to spend time with family, but I fear our trip will be cut short as we will be summoned home before to many days have passed, to be near our friend and his family.
While getting ready for this trip I forgot how much time it takes to pack up a little one. There are clothes, shoes, cups and plates, diapers and blankets, even a few small toys. There is a walker, stroller and a car seat and don't even get me started on the diaper bag. He has all he needs for over a week even though we will only be gone a few days. As for me I have packed nothing, absolutely nothing yet except my knitting. I do have my priorities after all.
This is going to be the Zick Zack Scarf by Christy Kamm. This pattern was sent to me by the beautiful, wonderful, funny and so dear to me Chris. She knows me well because as soon as she sent this pattern to me I started obsessing about it. I looked and looked for yarn I had in my stash that would be suitable, but I felt I did not have anything that would work. Then I had a fabulous idea.
I had made this Noro Silk Garden Shawl years ago. I LOVE the colors but really in the 8 or 9 years I have had it I have not worn it over 3 times. You see here I go again, I am obsessed with making shawls but I don't wear them that often. So I frogged it, just like that. I just sat down at my table and unraveled the whole thing, it was actually quite freeing.
Look at the beautiful yarn I have at my disposal and I did not have to buy a thing! I swear I have been temped to buy yarn these past few stressful weeks, but so far I am holding steady on my buying ban. That doesn't mean I have not bought a few needles and books, I mean I can only handle so much as far as knitting/crochet restrictions are concerned in the face of so much darn stress. I have more paperwork to do today, laundry, sorting out Max, packing and more packing, before an early departure tomorrow morning. I wish all of you a wonderful weekend. I am so sorry I have been caught up in life and not caught up on blogging. Please forgive me my absence on your blogs and on the happenings in your lives. I will catch up upon returning and you know you can always email me anytime.
Before we go Little Buddy wants to show you his superior, step sitting, skills.
He is a fast one and can scramble up these stairs in no time at all. Last night he was cutting with scissors, there is just no stopping him.
On a sad note I heard that the wonderful Wink at A Creative Being, has passed away. She suffered from depression and had had a very hard last few weeks. That is the second incredible crochet/knit blogger/designer who has taken her life in the last year that I know of. So sad that depression can so destroy the lives of so many wonderful people. Hug your loved ones my friends, you never know who is suffering and will be helped by your love.