Friday, May 9, 2008

Rough Time

My mother is going in for throat cancer surgery today and I am over 1,000 miles away. I'm trying to get home ASAP but am being met with delay after delay. With any luck I'll be there Tuesday. I'm trying hard to stay positive and not be overly worried about her, but it's tough.

I got the alpaca vest about half way finished but the sport weight alpaca is just too thin and soft to have a decent shape for a vest. It just didn't look good. I wound up frogging it and decided to use the yarn to make a hat and scarf combination.

While working on the hat I was still trying to decide exactly what I wanted it to look like. I decided to make something different and am going to knit a very long hat that the top will wrap around the neck like a scarf. Kind of a combination hat and scarf in one.

I have no idea how it'll look but what the heck, it might be pretty cool.


Anonymous said...

my best wishes for you and your mother. i had cancer surgery on december 18. they cut off the right front quarter of my tongue and toook all the lymph nodes on that side. recover slowly.

marie in florida

Knitting Guy said...

Thanks, Marie. Good luck to you.

Mom came through the surgery ok although they removed her voice box.

Anonymous said...

I'm glad to hear she came through the surgery okay. Best wishes to her.

Sharly said...

Hi Mason - well wishes for your Mom. I hope you can be with her as much as you would like.