On my size 8 needles is Mom's Sophisticated Scarf from Stitch 'N Bitch Nation. I am making this scarf using Cascade 220 in the color Nutmeg, it is looking pretty, I like pattern and the color and really think that it will look good against the black wool coat of the intended recipient. As I said on a previous post I am making this scarf for my partner's mom, she is 82, yeah her son and I are far apart in age, and she never hand a hand knit scarf in her life. Today some news is going through my mind as I was working on the scarf with the goal to finish it by Mother's Day. The news, not what I was hoping to hear, is that she may not make it very long, she is a retired minister, a diabetic with cancer on a kidney, who can not go without 1 kidney. As the doctor said she may not make it through the surgery and if she does, she may be lucky to live another 5 years at most. We don't know when they are going to schedule surgery but should know in a month.
I'm sorry this is a sad posting, but it was on my mind all day and I have prayed for her so much today I thought it would be best for me to make my thoughts a little more public. She is a wonderful woman, we may not get along like her other in-laws do but I love her none the less. My grandmother was 82 when she died in '08, I would love for my partner, David, not to loose his mother yet.
Well off to bed to prepare for another day.