Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Good friends!

Last night I went to Knitting Night (for the 3rd time)!  I feel like I have made fast friends with some of the ladies!  (no longer the initial nerves!! Yeah!!)

I was working on my second Lace Merino sock:
and I took my spinning to show N!  I had used up all the roving she sent home with me.

(the cat really likes to help with the spinning!)  N thought I had done a super job and enabler that she is...sent me home with this:

so I could keep going!  Next week we are going to ply it! (twist two strands of it together so it will be ready to work with!)

N was also destashing some yarn, so I got to come home with some new cotton sock yarn to try!
It is a love navy and white twisted together!  

I've also concluded I need a better project to take to knit night.  I like to talk (haha) an listen to all the conversations and that make my usual pattern knitting (which keeps me from getting bored) not the best!  So I think next week I will start a plain sock (I have some yarn that will be perfect) to work on at knit night in the future!

My Story: 

So July 26th, 2000 I had successful brain surgery to remove the AVM! (Now you know why the contest was July 10-26th)  At the last minute my parents had been given the option of doing radiation instead (I was completely unaware) as tough as the decision was they felt the surgery was still the best option!  Praise God they made that decision!  The doctors found out during the surgery that the AVM had begun to clot and radiation wouldn't have taken care of that!  God is so good!  

I woke from surgery and could move every part of my body (PTL!!) and was able to go home after 3 days. (I think)  God was definitely blessing me through out the whole process....the surgeon let me keep my hair because he thought it helped patients feel better (sure does!) and he washed out my hair himself (something the nurses normally do)....I got the VIP room at the hospital (who even knew such things existed?) it felt more like a hotel room than a hospital!  Even more than all these physical blessings, I got to walk closely with the Lord and knew His peace through the whole process!  Yeah God!!

Check in tomorrow to see what else the Lord taught me in this time!

17 comments:

ikkinlala said...

I'm glad you had such a good outcome from the surgery.

Lovs2Knit said...

Your spinning looks great!

The Lord other plans for you! Just think of all the lives you've touch through your blog, school, etc. :)

selects wool & flax said...

You were blessed with a doctor with a serving heart!

Stacy said...

Great story - I'm so glad you had someone so compassionate as your doctor.

Jennifer said...

First, I feel the same way at knit night. I no longer bring anything I have to pay attention to! Second, I am enjoying your story. I love to hear how God is and has worked in peoples lives. I look forward to the next installment.

Awesome Mom said...

I am glad that you had such a great outcome from the surgery.

I always agonize over my choice of project to take with me to my knitting group. I like something that looks really cool, but I can also do while talking. I took some lace awhile back and ended messing it up so bad that it is sitting in my knitting bag waiting for me to tink it back a few rows, but I am too chicken, so it sits.

Tiffany said...

Glad you made it! Thanks for the comments on my blog lately. I love getting comments. :) It's nice to know you are reading it.

ashpags said...

Yeah, I usually bring easier projects too - otherwise I end up frogging and reknitting, which does not make me happy. Now I'm going to have to get my act together and actually finish things so that I can have Show And Tell every week! This will be good for my WIPs! ;)

Kitten With a Whiplash said...

What a great doctor. The Lord placed you in talented and caring hands.

Abigail said...

The spinning is amazing to me.

I'm so glad that God has good plans for you cause now we get to enjoy you in blog land.

Enjoy knit night and remember there are times when you don't want to bring the stix and it's o.k.

Turtle said...

did my comment make it through!

Debbie said...

Thanks for the baby foot size chart. Turns out, my booty could fit between a 1 year and 21 month old. ha! close enough right? :-)


Looking forward to your next post :-)

Aunt Kathy said...

Well I was wrong... I thought maybe God healed you before the surgery date but heal you He did just the same. Doesn't matter how, just that He did.

Wool Winder said...

A plain sock will work out much better for visiting.

KJo said...

The second sock is coming along fast! And the spinning looks great! I also LOVE that sock yarn.

A VIP hospital room? I didn't know they had those. Thank the lord the surgery went well.
KJo

knittingpanda said...

Complicated projects are definitly not for knit night, I always try to have a plain sock or some other stockinette or ribbed project going for when I want to knit and talk at the same time.

MLE said...

I'm glad your surgery went well and you had a great doctor.