Tuesday, 8 December 2015

I'm still here, knitting ...

I'm still here, just some bad news on the 10th October knocked me for six. My dad has cancer (again) this time its stage 4 and lots of chemo has started, so I went a little quiet to reflect on this and my family and life in general - like you do when you get such bad news. Anyway as my dad wouldn't want me to dwell on bad stuff, he is such a fighter, I am filling my life with colour and knitting (I'm off the crochet briefly, I always find myself knitting at this time of year for gifts and just comfort in front of the TV watching I'm a Celebrity (its now finished :-(

Knitting at this time of year is addictive, isn't it? I've found a new passion, the Trendy Chale, you will see this on Pinterest and regularly on Instagram (as you know I post almost every day now and have over 770 followers, not sure how that happened but it s a comfort to know that people enjoy my work and pictures).

Anyway this is just a brief pop by to say hello and to show you some of my current projects finished and started. I'll get my Blogger mojo back and post more soon. Amanda

hand knitted wash cloths

my scrap afghan is growing

a striped blackberry beanie

a new blackberry beanie in purple Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran




a night out at the Theatre 28 Nov 2015

Christmas 2015 Covent Garden
Christmas tree - John Lewis Blue Water
a new granny stripe blanket

clay poppies made by our local primary school - in place at All Saints Church Iwade


 

5 comments:

mamasmercantile said...

Sorry to hear about your Dad, hopefully the chemo will do its work. Love the yarn used for the wash cloths, very pretty. All the projects were a feast for the eyes, love the beanies. Take care.

Jo@awholeplotoflove said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your dad. Take care xx

Amy at love made my home said...

I am so sorry to hear about your Dad. I hope that all will be as well as it possibly can be. Thinking of you and sending good thoughts and hugs. xx

Hope Sunders said...

Really very sorry to hear such news about your dad. All our http://stilusessaywriting.com/ team will pray for your dad and send him best wishes! Hope everything will be good soon. Hold on there!

Crafty in the Med said...

Very sorry to hear about your bad news. Hopefully the treatment will go well.

A peaceful Christmas to you and your family! Have a wonderful day!

Merry Christmas
Amanda xx