Saturday, June 28, 2014

Wow June Already ...


Hello, long time no blog post.  Sorry about that but lots of things have been happening, not just great things.  I have been doing quite a bit of knitting though so I thought I would post some photos of the recent hats that I knit for my 2 little nephews and niece.  Up above is the green one for my nephew Atticus who looked absolutely adorable in it.  It is from King Cole Aran Book 2.  It is the Teddy Edward's hat although I omitted the ears from it.  I knit this in some Magnum grass green wool.  It knits up quite nicely for our cold winter.

This is from another King Cole book and it is just a basic beanie with the color changed just before the increases.  It just stretched enough to fit Harriett, my niece's head so I am hoping it doesnt get too small quickly.  It is also knit from some Magnum wool in pink and white.


This is the final hat knit for my nephew Felix.  It is actually a chocolate brown color and fit him with a wee bit of extra room.  It is the same pattern as the green one.

We also went out for dinner to celebrate my mum and dad's 46th wedding anniversary at a chinese restaurant.  My dad hasnt been very well since suffering from his spider bite and actually developed diabetes from the medication (which still isnt helping his leg).  On Monday I will be taking him to a new doctor to see if they can make his leg better and also to help him with other problems like hallucinating, not being able to eat or sleep.  He looks so worn out it makes me upset seeing him like that.
That is me with my sister.  She is 5 years younger than I am.  I keep getting told that I look old lately so I think the stress is catching up with me.


For those of you have been reading my blog for a while this is Isabelle with my sister.  She is 12 now and looking so grown up lately.

So onto the other things that have been happening:

- Isabelle broke her finger playing netball 2 weeks ago, xray and she played 3 days later with it.
- I had a blood transfusion in May and had to leave my job because I had no immune system and they thought I was going to collapse.
- I had to have a large iron infusion for 6 hours about 3 weeks ago because my iron was still too low
- I also found out that I have type 2 diabetes so am now taking medication for it.

With my health problems it looks as though I will be having a hysterectomy to stop certain problems.  I am a bit nervous about it.  I am hoping I will feel better when I find out more when I see the specialist about the actual surgery.  Women I have spoken to have assured me that I will feel so much better afterwards so I am hoping that I will and it will solve the iron problems too.  6 weeks of not being able to do anything at all will drive me a bit crazy I am sure but I hope I will feel like knitting during then.  Hopefully I can go back to work afterwards and get back into my routine.  My sister is actually going through the same thing too and it seems to be a genetic thing on my mum's side of the family which is unfortunate but not much you can do about it.

I have also returned to my knitting group which makes the week more fun.  It is great sitting down and talking with friends about new projects and also a lot of them crochet so I might get someone to teach me some more stitches and easier ways to do things.  I have quite a few projects that need seaming and pressing but I am not in that frame of mind to do it right now so I just tuck it away and cast on something else.  I am mainly knitting cardigans, sweaters and hats for my nephews and niece who are tiny and feel the cold.

I hope that you have been well over the last couple of months.

P.S. I have also joined instagram as Knitter Sue so if you would like to friend me I would love that!!

6 comments:

Sue Treiber said...

I hope this will get you feeling better soon!

Thimbleanna said...

So nice to see you back posting! Don't you hate it when people tell you you look tired? My mom told me that the other day and I just said "Thanks Mom, that's what people say when you look old" LOL.

Try not to worry about the hysterectomy. You know how people always say "Best. Day. Ever"? Well, that's what I say about hysterectomy day LOL. During the pre-op tests for my hysterectomy, the Dr. discovered I had REALLY low iron levels -- I had to do 3 of those 3 hour iron infusion sessions like you did. The Dr. said he was surprised I could even walk across a parking lot. I knew I was tired, but I just thought that was part of the aging process. Now though -- Holy Cow -- after the hysterectomy -- I feel like a new woman! Iron levels have stayed up! You don't know how bad you felt until you feel good again. I'm so excited for you that you'll soon feel better!!!!

Daisy said...

Good luck for when you have the operation!

GeeHaa said...

I've just come upon your blog after clicking through from Little cotton rabbits. i had a hysterectomy at 39 to stop heavy bleeding due to large fibroids that was not cured by medication. I am 61 this week and have never regretted it my boys were growing up and i did not want more so it was just getting rid of a problem. I kept my ovaries and did not have HRT. My horrendous PMT miraculously disappeared

GeeHaa said...

I've just come upon your blog after clicking through from Little cotton rabbits. i had a hysterectomy at 39 to stop heavy bleeding due to large fibroids that was not cured by medication. I am 61 this week and have never regretted it my boys were growing up and i did not want more so it was just getting rid of a problem. I kept my ovaries and did not have HRT. My horrendous PMT miraculously disappeared

2paw said...

Oh Sue, I am sorry to read you have been so unwell and need an operation. My only advice is to tell the medical people how you feel: scared, in pain, cold, or whatever. They will look after you, I am always nervous too. Good luck!! Sorry to hear your dad isn't well either- or Isabelle!!Must be something in the water. I can see the family resemblances all round and yes, stress is very wrinkling.
Nice hats, it is quite cool here, zero, so I wore my hat on our walk.
I think knitting, or any crafting, with friends is a wonderful thing.