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Wednesday, March 11, 2020

The Elk Tooth Shawl is Done!

     Regardless of life knitting must go on!  I'm very busy in a new job of Eldercare, usually in people's home's.  But today I'm in a Rehab facility for 8 hrs. doing a sitting job for a fall risk patient, so you can guess what I'll be doing? Yes, lots of knitting!

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      So this week I finished my February knit of Elk Tooth Shawl in a Malabrigo Arroyo yarn in Cirrus Grey a lovely blue grey.

     Life has gotten so much better because they discovered what was wrong with my husband!  Tremendous weight loss on an already thin frame and tremors seemed to have been caused by a severe yeast infection in his stomach.  This was discovered after a winter eliminating ailments from Parkinson's to Lou Gehrig's.  He's slowly getting better and putting on weight but the load off my heart is tremendous.  We've been together for 41 yrs. Hard enough pulling the economic weight but imagining him gone had me crying in off places, like shopping or listening to a song on the radio.  I always felt I needed to be strong at home, project a positive attitude, then I'd crumble when no one was watching.  But he's better now and my Elk Tooth has been a soft companion this past month, I'll miss working on it, but it'll be around my neck.

  In the reading department it's been slower but I got done "See Me" by Nicholas Sparks.  A so very good read.  A great author, I was not disappointed.  One thing I was really relieved that this book didn't end like some of his other books on a negative note, but upbeat.  This I needed.  Happy reading!

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  1. I can't imagine how relieved you must be to know what was causing your husband's health concerns. You have had quite a load on your heart and mind. Hopefully life will continue to improve. Shawl knitting is my comfort knitting. I love the pattern and the lovely gray blue yarn. Take good care.

  2. I am so thankful that they found what was wrong with your husband! And, I am nodding my head at falling apart in strange places... sending you a huge virtual hug! I am glad you have that shawl done - wow, it is gorgeous!! The yarn, the pattern, the color... the perfect trifecta!

  3. Oh how good to have a diagnosis and one that is treatable!! IF the grocery store starts with RAINY DAYS AND MONDAYS on their song loop, I have to leave! My kids laugh about that , but its true!