Saturday, February 20, 2016

A Finished Project!

Finished Scarf

I knitted on the blue and white scarf during chemo, yesterday, and again, last night.  Finally, this morning, I was able to finish knitting it.  I would have liked it to have been a bit longer, but the length was determined by the amount of white yarn I had left in the stash.  I briefly considered buying another skein of white yarn, but decided against it.  I am trying to use up my stash of yarn, not add to it.  I was able to use up the leftover blue yarn to add the tassels which added a bit to the overall length.  I will set aside this scarf to be given as a holiday gift, this year.  Since it was made entirely with leftover yarn from another project, it makes a very frugal gift.  One work-in-progress completed!  7, possibly 8, more to go!

I woke up really early, this morning!  Just after 4:00 a.m.!  After going to sleep after 1:30 a.m.!  I tried going back to sleep, but I was wide awake.  I lay in bed until 5:30 a.m. before I gave up trying to sleep and got up.  Had a cup of tea and then, went on-line for a bit.

At 6:30 a.m., I logged onto the office and worked on some of my office assignments for the week.  I am not required to work only during office hours during this period of working from home during cancer treatment.  As long as I put in the required number of hours each week and complete my assignments, I can work at anytime during the day or night, weekends and weekdays and thus work around my treatments when I have to be at the clinic.  Such a blessing I can do that.  I was quite productive this morning and got a lot of the assignment completed.

Took a break around 9:00 a.m. to have breakfast - French toast to use up the last of the bread before it got too stale.

After I did the morning's office work, I finished knitting the scarf. 

I will do a little sewing on the Flower Garden quilt in the afternoon, when there is daylight (better for my eyes).  I'll do the rest of this day's office work in the evening.  I am working now, during the weekend, while I still feel fine, in anticipation of being fatigued and wanting to nap later, during the week. 

Daughter is off to do the week's grocery shopping and run errands for me.  What a blessing that she can do that for me.

Today, I am grateful for:

- Feeling well this morning; no nausea, no fatigue.
- Being able to work from home at my convenience.
- Daughter doing the grocery shopping and running errands for me.
- Finishing up one of the in-progress projects and a frugal holiday gift.
- A warm, sunny day.

How is your Saturday?  Are you having a good start to your weekend?


  1. It is so awesome that your boss will let you work from home at your own pace and when you can during your treatment.

    I continue to be awed and inspired by you, Bless. I was talking to my husband about you this afternoon (his dad is going through his own battle with cancer) and mentioning what an positive and all around inspiring individual you are and how talented you are with your knitting.

    Have a great weekend.

    1. Thanks, Nathalie. You are very kind.

      As for working from home at my own pace, I am very blessed. Also, I guess there are some advantages to working at one place for 32+ years! ;)

  2. Our Bless with 8 uncompleted projects sounds odd. Thank you for reconsidering looking at wigs. Like you, I too was up at 4 AM, we are planning once again, to have floors re-done. It's giving me nightmares. DH and I do not agree on product, which type of place to buy from, which rooms should be done, 4 sets of stairs [need carpet, hard flooring too slippery], what color or tone added today...who should do the work.
    The last time I got this close to new floor, I ended up in hospital. The first time I suggested this project we were both much more enthusiastic. I merely needed to assemble funds...In hindsight, I wish I'd just charged it and figured out how to pay later

    1. Oh, I hope you were able to get the flooring situation figured out without ending up at the hospital, again! Carpets on stairs make sense. Hope you can agree on color and all the other details without too much stress.

  3. So happy your feeling good today. Pray it continues through the week.. Proud your daughter is there to help you also.

    1. Today has been a very good day. I have energy, I cooked, I had an appetite and I ate, etc. I, too, hope it continues through the week. That would be great!

  4. I love the colours of the scarf, it looks really fresh! I hope the creativity will keep nurturing you. Prayers continue x

    1. Thank you, Sybil. If nothing else, working on the projects keep me busy and occupied and takes my mind off various other things like treatment side effects. :)

  5. Such a pretty, cosy scarf! Now we shall be watching to see which of your unfinished projects gets completed next. I guess the flower quilt is a priority right now.
    Glad to hear that side effects are holding off, and I hope this continues. Congratulations on getting through the first four chemo treatments.

    1. Thank you, Bushlady. The side effects came back, today, so I've been taking it easy. But I did sew a bit on the Flower Garden quilt. Seems like some of my hexagons aren't exactly even sided, so fitting it all in is taking time and a lot of unpicking!


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