I have not been knitting much lately. My mom, who has suffered from emphysema for several years, is reaching the end of her life. She has had in-home hospice care for about 3 months and, for the last 2 weeks, has been in a hospice facility. Along with the emphysema, she has been experiencing panic attacks. I have been with my folks since the beginning of July, and I have not had the time or desire to pick up needles. I do feel fortunate; my two brothers and I have made a great team caring for both parents. Each of us has a different strength, and we complement each other well. Even though, it has been a rough road.