Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Lots of Knitting Time

Sorry for the disappearance. I'm not sure if I've been struck with allergies or a nasty cold, but either way it's really knocked me off my feet. Unfortunately the meds I take for my RA weaken my immune system so tiny bugs will leave me sick for days weeks. Since Iowa is heading into winter and cold season I'm sure this is only the first of many illnesses that will hit. If I disappear for a few postings here and there it's because I've been hit with another bug. Thank you in advance for your patience. I promise I will be back as soon as I can.

The one good thing about this bug is that I haven't had energy to do much more than go to work and lay on the couch. This weekend the couch and I were very close friends and I got a ton of knitting done in between my naps. I'm just about finished with the first of the 2014 Christmas presents. 

I'm really loving the Change of Heart cowl. I think that if I wasn't sick and falling asleep as soon as I finish supper I'd have finished this two weeks ago. I'd definitely recommend this pattern for a quick and easy Christmas present.

I'm joining up with SewCalGal's Handmade Christmas Challenge. In this day and age when time is so precious I believe that a handmade gift shows my loved ones that I love them enough to spend time making something just for them. This cowl may look simple, but in it is stitched hours of me thinking of the person who will receive it. It is also a tangible symbol of my love that she can hold close to her on days when she needs a little extra love.


  1. Sorry to hear you have not been well, hope you get over it soon, my husband is also a RA sufferer and has infusions monthly which has weakened his immune system, rest does seem to help. Your cowl is wonderful and will make a super gift such thoughtfulness. I too am still on making gifts for the season.

  2. The cowl is lovely and I'm sure the recipient will love it! Sorry that you haven't been feeling well and I pray that you'll recover quickly.

  3. Your cowl is just beautiful ! Sorry about the cold,my mom has RA and I see what she goes through. Hoping that you feel better soon!