Life’s Little Interruptions

May 29, 2013 2:10 pm | by

Where have I been?  It’s been awhile since my last posting.  Life has been interrupting.  Thankfully.

It’s been a couple of months now since the terrible horrible no good very bad day.  Jim?  Cancer?  Crap! I could say more.  I could use stronger language.  Instead I’ll just say Thank God.  Jim’s cancer has a great prognosis.  It’s been a struggle to get through the treatments – surgery 1st and now chemo and radiation, hydration, swallowing, but he’s coming along fine.  12 more radiation sessions and 3 more chemo and then we wait for the results.  And so I’m thankful.  We’re nearly done.

I am very lucky to have a wonderful support network.  My crew at the shop have been taking care of everything so that I can take care of Jim.  I can’t tell you how thankful that makes me.  Friends from the shop have been sending cards, food and well wishes our way.  Thank you all for your support.  It is so appreciated.

I’ve had time on my hands.  I had no idea how time consuming Cancer can be!  Wait here, wait there, waiting waiting everywhere!  …and so I’m thankful.  My knitting has been saving my sanity!

Wedding Present... nearly complete

Wedding Present… nearly complete
All 12 blocks are finished and waiting to be assembled. Assembly is not suited for the doctor’s office, so it’ll have to wait until I get back to the shop to use the tables.


Just because... it's so cute.  I fell in love with this little dress from the latest Tahki Cotton Classic collection.  Just a few more ends to tuck in.

Just because… it’s so cute. I fell in love with this little dress from the latest Tahki Cotton Classic collection. Just a few more ends to tuck in.


Finally back on the needles and loving  this shawl in Rowan Panama.

Finally back on the needles and loving this shawl in Rowan Panama.


Perfect for a cold walk in Scotland.  One sleeve and a cuff to go...  He's going to look FINE in this!

Perfect for a cold walk in Scotland. One sleeve and a cuff to go… He’s going to look FINE in this!


Just add soap... and a few more stitches.  Great back scrubbie for my sailor.

Just add soap… and a few more stitches. Great back scrubbie for my sailor.


Just another sock.  It's not "THE" sock.  "THE" sock appears to be doomed.  It's been knit and ripped and ripped some more.  Currently sitting in the corner.  Whining.

Just another sock. It’s not “THE” sock. “THE” sock appears to be doomed. It’s been knit and ripped and ripped some more. Currently sitting in the corner. Whining.


My first Woobie.  Still needs eyes and nostrils.  It's a zebra in case you couldn't tell.

My first Woobie. Still needs eyes and nostrils. It’s a zebra in case you couldn’t tell.


I've been weaving too.  Can't wait to finish these!  Waffle Weave towels - 4 of them.  I've also finished another 4 towels and a waffle weave scarf.

I’ve been weaving too. Can’t wait to finish these! Waffle Weave towels – 4 of them. I’ve also finished another 4 towels and a waffle weave scarf.


My Honey.  Looking great in his 3/4 sweater.  Looks great with that purple bandage on his arm after today's session.  Never lost his hair!  He's particularly thankful to have kept his moustache!

My Honey. Looking great in his 3/4 sweater. Looks great with that purple bandage on his arm after today’s session. Never lost his hair! He’s particularly thankful to have kept his moustache!

Life’s little interruptions.  They can make or break you.  I’ve opted to take them on thankfully.  I’m so thankful to have a wonderful partner to share my life with.  I’m so thankful to have the extra time to spend with him while he recovers.  I’m so thankful for Knit ‘n Knibble and all the love that comes through those doors.

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16 Comments

  • Erika says:

    So great to hear how well Jim is doing with his treatments and glad you are handling this so well and taking advantage of the waiting time to knit! I’ll continue to keep you in my thoughts and prayers!

  • Anne szabo says:

    Glad Jim is doing so well. It is great that you can be with him during the treatments. You have a great staff!

  • Joan says:

    Wow! You have been so productive during this tough time. How do non- knitters get through bad times without the soothing that knittings gives us?

  • Julie says:

    Jim looks great! Glad to hear things are going well for him and you remain productive as ever. You both have been in my thoughts and prayers. Stay positive as you are and the treatments will be over before you know it.

    • Caroline says:

      He does look great! He hates those Ensures, but they are keeping the weight on. A few more weeks and we’ll be heading for recovery!

  • Janet says:

    Prayers and positive thoughts to you and Jim. I am a 16 year cancer survivor. The chemo and related treatments were brutal….but well worth the fight. I lost my hair and realized how much I looked like my dad! You are right about the waiting. Wish I knew how to knit back then.
    Your waffle towels look awesome, by the way. I just finished a huck lace bridal shawl for my daughter. 10/2 Tencel. A joy to weave and it is beautiful.

    • Caroline says:

      Thanks Janet. I’ve met so many cancer survivors through Knit ‘n Knibble – they are all so inspiring.

      I love Tencel! Send me a picture – I’d love to see your shawl.

  • So glad Jim and you are doing well. You are both in my prayers.

  • Susan Post says:

    I am glad that things are looking up. I just heard this past week and want you to know my thoughts and prayers are with you both for a full recovery,

  • Janet K. Haeussermann says:

    Caroline – this is the first I’m reading about this – my prayers that everything goes well.

    Janet