Wednesday, May 20, 2009

There and Back Again

Most of you know that for the last two months I have been away looking after my son.

I am back now, a little sleep deprived but all in one piece. Internet access was not always available to me, so there is a lot to catch up on!

Thanks to all of you who offered their wishes for my son’s recovery. It is so hard to see a child hurting, even if he is no longer a child. My son, Ari, has sustained nerve damage from a surgical procedure that went wrong. He has a long road ahead as he continues his rehabilitation, and every prayer and wish is appreciated.

Although we were able to find him excellent health care, the support in California for people in need is not the best and he does not have enough money to meet his bills, especially since he lost his health insurance along with his job a few months ago.

I will be hosting a blog event soon to raise some funds to help with his medical and other expenses. I will be sure to post all the developments here.

In the meantime, I have been busy knitting and designing. Here are some new things you can look forward to seeing:

The June issue of Twist Collective will feature a new beaded shawl pattern. See the Sneak Peak page here.

Also in June, the Fiddlehead Sock pattern, already published as part of Dye DreamsFour Seasons Sock Club, will be available from my website and here on ravelry.

The Embrace the Lace Club from Woolgirl, loosely based on the Seven Heavenly Virtues, is now featuring a new beaded lace shawlette pattern along with hosting a charity event in honor of the theme (my virtue: Charity). Please see the blog to join in the event, which will benefit Autism Speaks.

I am working up a new version of the Phoenix Rising shawl that was first seen last year in the Year of Lace 2008 Club. The new version is in a glorious yarn by Sweet Georgia and now includes more beads and features a different edging than the original.

And last but not least.. I am getting ready for Sock Summit!!! New designs and new classes.. oh my.

Please stay tuned for more developments, and thank you again for being such a worthy audience…

Love to all,



Uli said...

My thoughts to you and your son. It's nice to hear you're back. The Fiddlehead socks are fabulous. See you at Sock Summit... well, in the mass of people who knows..... but we're driving down for pretty sure.

Ana Paula said...

My thoughts and feelings to your family. I'm happy to "find you" at the net! I'll love to hear from you...always!
I'm Ana Paula from Brazil, we meet at Urban yarns (ring a bell for you???) and you teach me about lace knitting! And i'm eternlly grateful for those amazing classes!!! I've finished the Norwegian Woods Shawl (it's at Ravelry)!!! And I love to have your opinion about my new project": Harbour Lights or Waves in the Square???
All the best for you, "dear teacher"!!!
I'll be praying for you and your family!
with appreciation
Ana Paula