YOP LIST 2023-2024

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Life in the fast lane week 38

Howdy everyone.  It has been a while since I was here and it was remiss of me to ignore my blog for 3 weeks.  Life has a way of getting out of hand and that is exactly what has been happening here at Casa de Noce.

Before I start in on life events, let's take a look at my crafting life.

I finished the test knit socks but am still not able to publish any photos as the pattern has not been released yet.

I did finish my Dying of the light shawl KAL with Knitterarium

The photo is crummy and I apologize for that.  This is the back with the ends wrapped around. It is a very good sized shawl and I believe I will get some good use out of it this fall.  Since we are already in the 90F I doubt I will be wearing it anytime before November.

I am in another test knit for Knitterarium and this time it is for a shawl.  I will be starting as soon as my yarn arrives.  I love test knitting.

After the test socks and shawl were off the needles, I turned to my Spring Tulip Socks,

There are 4 rows left on this one before I start the heel.  Then I will catch the other sock up to it.

I am still working with the prayer shawl ministry at my church as well as helping teach students how to crochet.  I am in charge of the left handers.  There are only 2 lefties and they are catching on quite rapidly.

That completes my crafting life.  I would have gotten more completed but..........

Last time I told you hubby needed some minor surgery.  That happened  and then 1 week later he ended up in the emergency room with hemorrhaging.  I don't think I have ever been so scared.  He was kept overnight in the hospital and came close to needing a transfusion but scraped by without one.  He is home and doing much better.  His healing is almost 100% now.

Hubby is on lifting restrictions so I am doing many of the things hubby normally did.  It is making him crazy not being able to do as normal.  Another week or 2 and he will be back to his normal activities.

So just as we are recouping from all that, this happens:

Yup, that is my car.  I was hit just 1 mile away from my destination.  I was on my way to visit my mom.  Someone did not pay attention to the yield sign.  That someone was NOT me.  This is the second time my little car has been in an accident.  Neither of them are my fault either.  Of course my insirance doesn't care.....my rates will go up again because we live in a no fault state.

As for injuries

My left thumb got bruised up pretty good.  I did go and have it xrayed but do not have results back yet.  That happened on Thursday and it is still swollen today but I am able to knit lol.  Haven't tried crocheting yet........I need to do that soon as I have class on Wednesday and need to make up some working samples for my little ladies.

I have other bruises but nothing serious.  Thankfully I was the only one in the car.  I will be picking up a rental tomorrow and will have it until mine is fixed............again.

On top of all this........we have a dear friend in ICU, another dear friend in Hospice and another very dear friend being deployed to the middle east.  I am so thankful I have my fiber arts to work on.  It calms my soul and gives me time to talk with God.  My faith and fibers keep me strong.

Until next time..........Happy crafting


  1. Well,,,no wonder you haven't been blogging! You poor thing! You have had quite a month that's for sure! I love the yarns you chose for the shawl and your Tulip socks are really beautiful. I am so glad your husband is healed but how scary! I went through that with my son and it was the same with him...no lifting. He is healing still but doing so much better! I couldn't believe how swollen your thumb is...didn't they take x-rays right away? Thank goodness you can still knit! I'm with you....fiber and faith (faith being first) is what gets you through the scary parts of life! Blessings to you and your husband and may things be peaceful from now on. So good to have you back...you were missed!

  2. Thank goodness you are okay! My goodness you have a lot on your plate right now! It's so hard worrying over someone else, especially when it's someone who is usually so strong! I hope the worst is behind you now!

  3. Wow. Between yours and your hubby's ordeals, it is no wonder you haven't been blogging. But what a lot you have been doing! I'm glad you've been able to find some knitting time while dealing with everything. I imagine that is comforting on some level. And I'm so glad you weren't hurt any worse in the accident. I hope you heal up quickly and completely.

  4. Oh my. You are having quite the spate of life events. I am glad your hubby is on the mend, but sorry for your car accident and for your loved ones hospitlisations and deployment. I hope you have some wonderful bubbles for a bath (and maybe some bubbly to drink too). I am glad you have your faith and your knitting. Take care.

  5. My word, life has been keeping you busy! I'm surprised you have managed what you have. The shawl is gorgeous, even just the back view. I'm glad you and hubby are now on the mend.

  6. My word, life has been keeping you busy! I'm surprised you have managed what you have. The shawl is gorgeous, even just the back view. I'm glad you and hubby are now on the mend.

  7. Gosh, that sounds very scary with your husband, but I'm glad to hear he's doing better! My husband had a hip replacement a few years back which meant I did all the driving - he hated that!

    As for accidents I've been in three - all not my fault. Although I live in a No Fault province it didn't affect my insurance at all. The insurance company even waived the deductible when I was rear-ended at a stop light by a school bus. The pizza driver who hit me head on tried to convince me not to report but it was almost $7K damage and I was pretty sure he didn't have the money. When a learning driver backed into me in a parking lot, I did agree to take a cash payment and not report it. Cars, eh?

    Love the bright pinks in the sock! And I hope your thumb's okay so that you can keep on crafting :)


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