I did not start a new project to kick off the new year - not to say that I didn't think about it though!!
I'm making excellent progress on Elizabeth though it's hard to tell. The side-to-side construction makes it hard to block as I go or spread out nicely for a picture. I'm past the halfway point and am really loving it - the yarn is lovely to knit with, the colours flow so nicely and the pattern is easy!!
I am going to work more on the Qiviut sweater tomorrow I think ...
I did wind a ball of yarn today with the intention of knitting socks for myself - a lot of mine are getting old and wearing out beyond reasonable repair. It's a ball of Touch Yarns 4-ply merino wool that I bought at Stitches East a couple of years ago. Yes, I think that it's been aged just right ... I just love the colours but I think that it's a bit of a fine 4-ply so I started thinking of a small shawl/scarf that I could knit. I got lost in the Ravelry pattern database for awhile but came out with Herbivore (Rav link). I think that it will be lovely and am looking forward to knitting it, but I really should get to some more socks.
I am definitely feeling the cumulative effects of the Taxotere with this treatment, the pain set in the next day, but am consoling myself with knowing that if I can feel it working on every other system in my body that it's killing cancer that I can't feel. Yeah, that and the Percocet helps!!
I am having to make a conscious effort to drink more water than I used to; I'm not sure if I'm more dehydrated or I just got out of that good habit.
Thanks for all of your support - it really helps!! I seriously don't know how I would be getting through without my friends - online & in RL!! I'm definitely going to find the best that 2011 has and make the most of it! Hopefully fibroids are the worst health problem that I'll have to deal with this year & from research and advice they're easily enough dealt with. Knock on wood.
I've gotten so spoiled by all of the marathons on TV - especially on Food Network - this past week or so that I don't know how I'm going to go back to regularly scheduled programming!!