Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Its all pink

A pink flower to celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness month, I have been doing my bit, gently prodding all my friends to double check, book mammograms etc. So go on, do it today...

More pink, these feet are wearing anklets, handknit by me, in one of my first handspun yarns,

this fluff

became these.

Please excuse the terrible blurry photos, the weather was awful, I am sick with a horrible head cold and terrible sinus pain, so bending over was very painful.

Being sick did mean some knitting time, Juliet is finished, no photo as I have decided to give it as a xmas gift. I am now deciding if I want to knit smaller versions for my nieces for xmas, it is very cute.
We are on a serious gift budget this year as we are taking an unplanned trip to Scotland to visit family.
Jim's dad is halfway through his chemo for cancer of the esophagus, it is very hard to deal with something like this, when so far away, especially as the decision to visit is a financial one, if only money was no object.......

I do have 3 nephews to give gifts to, not sure if they would appreciate anything knitted, any ideas anyone? They range in age from 15 to 8.

Off to drink tea and knit......


Midsummer night's knitter said...

Yep, you and Lilith sure are natural spinners - I'm feeling humbled ;0)
On the mammogram front, they are a good thing, but you ever had one...? I still look at my bossom in amazement that it managed to 'reinflate'...

Craftydramaqueen said...

Love the sock and clog combo! I was waaay out on my guess as to how much sock yarn you have. I would probably get a shock if I counted my skeins - so I won't! said...

I agree with Midsummer about the mammograms, but they are a necessary evil.

Concerning the nephews, my immediate thought was a scarf each in colours of favourite team(s)

all the best to your F-I-L


Spinningfishwife said...

I have a friend going in for a radical mastectomy tomorrow. So yes, I checked my breasts this month. And NHS mammograms next year, once I'm 50, I think.

Lovely socklets! I keep on thinking of spinning for socks, but then I get distracted, lol. Always just one more thing!

Susan said...

That's a lovely pink post. I hope that you're feeling better and that your FIL does okay. I wonder if the boys would like the mohawk hat from Dominknitrix. You'd have to buy the book, but I think that you can find photos of the hat on her site.

Elizabeth said...

Hope you are feeling better, Yvette.
I love the cotton candy look of the yarn before it was spun. Aren't you a dark horse, homespun socks just like that!
As for the nephews, those snowboard hats, the ones based on chullos with the ear flaps and tails, seem to be cool enough knitting for boys. I made ones for the males in the family a few Christmases ago and they were actually worn - which is a good sign!
Or scarves and fingerless gloves in team colours.
( I still can't believe how much sock yarn you have!)