Monday, April 15, 2013

I want to knit...

I'd like to knit this:

Flaming June

But we've been pretty busy with this:

She loves my yarn, but not in the same way I do. She thinks it's her play toy... I'm sure she'll outgrow this stage (she's only 10 months) and I can get back to knitting!

Friday, February 22, 2013

Carpe Diem

We are trying to live life after cancer by changing a few things in our lives. We have learned that nothing is certain and we should seize each day. We have decided to live more and work less, spend time with the people we love, do some of the things we always wanted to do, and adopt a dog!
This little beauty is Samantha (Sami) a cocker spaniel mix who was due to be euthanized in a city shelter. Operation Kindness rescued her, and my good friend Erin is fostering her.  This little girl is a 10 month old who had severe demodex mange (the reason she was on the EU list) and weighs about half of what she should.  Thank heaven for our wonderful Erin, the dog whisperer. She and her husband have been nursing Sami back to health, socializing her with people and dogs, and giving her the most tender loving care and nourishment.
The first photo is when she was rescued (Feb 1), and the second was yesterday. What a difference a few weeks makes with proper medications, food and love.

Sami will come to live with us in a few weeks, after all her treatment is done and she is spayed. If you are thinking about a pet, please look at the shelters in your area; there are wonderful dogs and cats needing your love and care. Save one today.


Have a fabulous weekend, my friends!

Tuesday, February 05, 2013


She's currently in foster care but will be with us in March. 
May I introduce Samantha (Sami for short).

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

A few caps for my guy

Thanks so much for your kind comments. Here's to a wonderful 2013 for us all!

When we first learned of Jim's diagnosis and treatment involving chemo, our first thought was that he would lose his hair and be cold. We found out that not all chemo has that side effect and sure enough, Jim kept his hair.  But I did knit him 2 caps to keep his head warm because even though he had hair, he felt cold; very cold much of the time.

The Cousteau Cap and the Cashmere Ribbed Cap. (I had to link to Ravelry since I can't seem to upload the photos. Grrr, Blogger!)

Both knit in the very washable Caron Simply Soft.

More soon....

Monday, December 31, 2012

Happy New Year!!!

Here's to a Happy, Prosperous and most of all Healthy New Year!!


My Blue Tunic is the modified  Lacey Tunic.  I took away the cowl neck and made a scoop using seed stitch. The yarn is Sublime Yarns Soya Cotton DK and I knit it on #4.

You can read more on Ravelry if you like.

Catch you soon - have a safe holiday.

Monday, December 24, 2012

A very long year

This year has been the longest of our lives. My beloved husband was diagnosed with Stage IV colorectal cancer with metastasis in the liver. He has been in the battle of a lifetime. 
Thankfully, he is now cancer free and feeling well. We have a page on CaringBridge dot org if you want to read of our year. Our page is Jimhiggins and you will have to enter your email and make a password.

As you can imagine, my knitting has been very slow this year but I will post my projects soon.
Have a Merry Christmas and Happy and Healthy New Year!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

The Love of My Life