has it really been that long since I sat down to write here? I just checked and it’s been longer than I thought it was. We are heavy into allergy season, so I am hiding away indoors today because I ran out of my allergy meds and forgot to pick some up yesterday. Ugh. don’t do that! So, I’m sitting here trying not to scratch my skin off and blowing my nose constantly. The medicine I do take hasn’t been working all that great but now that I have nothing in my system, I know that it was doing a little bit of good.
My lumpectomy in April went well, all the tests came back completely clear, what they thought could be hiding something turned out to be a radial scar. My surgeon told me I was good to just go on with life, no repeat mammogram in a year will be needed either because my cyst is gone as well. There are still small ones but as long as they don’t grow too big or cause me pain, I should be done with mammograms until my 50’s.
In knitting and crafting life, I have finished up a few things since I last posted.
I knit three pairs of socks for myself. The sock on the left is the Blueberry Waffle pattern in the Princess Tiger Cub colorway by Flock Fibre Studio. The right sock is Mulberry Cream in the Buttercup colorway by Vivid Yarn Studio. I bought both yarns at last year’s Fiber Frolic in Edmonton, I didn’t make it there this year but next year I’ll make sure to get time off work to drive out there.
I also knit a pair of vanilla socks with some awesome stripey yarn from The Wool Baron in her Crazy Confident colorway. I saw this yarn knit up by another knitter on Instagram and immediately bought myself a skein, it’s so much fun! I also crocheted that black & white pillow recently, it’s just granny squares joined into one big one and then I joined the edges together to fit a pillow in. I have wanted to crochet a pillow in this style for so long, I am so happy with how it looks finished. I am thinking of crocheting a matching one soon.
Lastly, just today I finished stitching up this fun Fibery Friends sampler. I’ll be finishing it off in a hoop once I buy a small enough one for it. It was my first time stitching on linen, I always heard that it’s just like stitching on evenweave and I guess I didn’t know if I should believe the people saying that but it really is. And now I can’t wait to buy some more linen to use for future projects.
That’s most of the catching up I had today. I think. Allergies muddle my head so much, I can’t really remember!