Saturday, April 01, 2006

Ready, Set, Go!

Hello Sexy Knitters. Today is the starting day of our Orangina/Somewhat Cowl KAL. Some of you have already started, others have patiently waited to cast on until today. I've seen so many beautiful colors in an array of amazing yarns, and I can't wait to start seeing all the FO's in the near future. I will be bringing out my Bamboo-ina (Orangina made from SWT Bamboo in Fiery Red) that I started many months ago. I've got less than two inches done, so it's pretty much like starting at the beginning.

I apologize for my recent lack of posts and comments to this blog -- for those of you who don't already know, we've suffered a family tragedy. Needless to say, blogging and commenting have taken a back seat to more pressing issues for now. Please bear with me as I gradually get back into the swing of things. We are taking baby steps at my home right now -- your patience, your prayers, and your understanding are greatly appreciated. Please know that I'm still checking the board regularly and that I'm still here for y'all if you need anything.

10 comments:

Deena said...

I'd love to join this KAL. Please tell me how!!

pam said...

I am so sorry about your loss, that's terrible.

KeanaLee said...

I am so sorry about what you and your family is going through. I know how hard it is, my children lost their father 18 months ago in a car accident. Though we had been divorced for 9 months, the loss hit us all hard. And like your sons friend he was a talented athlete who played in the NFL for 10 years. I was given a book from the pastor at the non-demoninational church we attend and it helped me so much. I have no advice, going through it all was really a blur, the only thing I can say is I talked to them constantly & kept them close after.
Sometimes I felt that I was even hovering but didn't care. God Bless all of you, the parents of the boy & your son will be in my prayers.

Makeuprtista said...

It's hard to use words to convey the sadness, I , and others I'm sure, feel at your loss. I will pray for you and your son and Kyle's family too. It makes it seem that much more important to live each day with intention. My stepmother was diagnosed last Friday with inoperable pancreatic cancer. We only have a few months left with her. I am so grateful that we know that we have time to spend with her, and create new memories before we let her go. I'm sorry that you did not have the same blessing.

I'm using South West Trading Co Bamboo for my Somewhat Cowl. I am having to fiddle with the gauge a little bit, so I haven't cast on yet. I must confess, my heart's not in it right now, but I'm going to persevere.

I hope you'll persevere too. All my sympathy to you and your family.

Sincerley,
Kimberley

LisaBe said...

so sorry about kyle and for your family and community. you are all lucky to have known him during his short but obviously positive and enriching life. i know that's what makes the loss so great and the grieving so hard. hang in there, sweetie; take help where you need it.

mary said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your family's loss. It's hard enough to deal with the experience but even harder to try to help your kids through it. My thoughts are with you and your family.

I was emailing with Stefanie about all the mis-gauge going on with Orangina. She said you have made a few and I have seen your lovely work on your blog. I would love to hear from you about your experience with Orangina's gauge, number of stitches and end result.

This is my first KAL and I'm really enjoying the camaraderie. Thanks!

Nyxxie said...

Thoughts and prayers are with you and everyone else there!

knittinmomof2 (Heidi) said...

I'm a total moron and I can't figure out how to post. Can you help? Thank you!!

Amberlee said...

I know I am brand new, but you will be in our prayers. My best friend in HS was killed in a motorcyle accident when a drunk driver plowed into she and her father. It was devestating and the emotions are all brought back to me hearing this. Lots of love and hugs and prayers being sent your way!

Sherri said...

I am new here but I feel your pain. I lost my best friend in a car accident and it is so hard, and the healing process is a very long road, but it doesn goet easier to walk with the love and friendship of others who understand. (((((hugs)))))