Yarn Along – Two weeks

I didn’t post to Yarn Along last week because I was having major technical difficulties with my phone and getting pictures uploaded.  But I was knitting and reading!  I finished Body Farm (seems like ages ago right now) and read “Still Alice” by Lisa Genova.  This is about a 50 year old woman who is diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s.  It focuses on the patient more than the family and was very interesting.  My mom has frontal temporal lobe dementia — so much of the story was applicable to her as well.  I  would highly recommend this book to anyone.  My mom’s “issues” are really getting complicated now and we are trying to find a nice place for her to live.  She’s not on board with this yet.

I am working on the shawlette pattern I received in my February shipment from the Mad About Tosh yarn club (Twisted Yarns).  I put the baby sweater aside for a bit (although I did work on it last night) and have been focusing on the shawlette.  Here’s a picture from last night:

I am enjoying the knit.

My 100 Days of Knitting challenge didn’t make it.  I ended up not knitting on Saturday for the first time since Feb 15th.  My nephew ended up in the ER (he is fine now, thankfully) so I went to sit with my sister and did not bring my knitting.  I thought I’d be able to do a few stitches when I got home, but I was too tired.  I guess one out of 100 days to miss knitting is still pretty darn good!!

 

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4 thoughts on “Yarn Along – Two weeks

  1. Pretty shawl.. I like Still Alice, my father had alzheimer’s. Genova also Left Neglected, about a strange type of stroke, interesting. Hope things go well with your mother, it’s hard.

    • Thanks Leslie. It’s a tough time for sure — as you know. I just keep knitting for relaxation and that helps!

  2. The shawl is coming out so pretty. I’ve heard good things about Still Alice but keep forgetting to check it out. Good for you for setting the goal to knit for 100 days! I like that idea 🙂

  3. Your knit is very pretty – the colours and texture are looking gorgeous.
    Knitting everyday – that is amazing. Enjoy

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