April Socks and Shawls

I’ve been squeezing in sock knitting time whenever I can and have completed almost 3 pairs for April. Here’s the first, a combo of Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Sock and toes knit in leftover Zitron Lifestyle. I love the fact that the toes don’t match – kind of daring for me!

Haley likes “footie” socks and I knit these for her out of Tofutsies in a springy lime-green — the lone “joiner” footie sock is knit from leftover Claudia Handpainted sock yarn in the “Pink Dot” colorway and its mate should be ready later today. Making these legless wonders is a terrific way to plow through the sea of yarnballs left over from previous projects.

I also began a new lace shawl, it’s the Blue Jeans Lace Leaf Shawl by Spin Diva and I’m using my Rhinebeck ’07 Spirit Trail laceweight. It’s cozy, fuzzy, lightweight yarn and I hope to accomplish my goal of knitting an entire project using laceweight! Here is the start of my shawl:

On a very personal note, please schedule your mammogram if you’re due for your exam – I know, it’s not a lot of fun but it’s one of those things you’ve got to do. I went in for a repeat screening last Friday and was told an area of calcification needs to be biopsied — of course the doctor said not to worry (yeah, right). 85% of these things are benign, if not — “well, then you’ve caught it early.”

The stereotactic biopsy procedure is done while you’re awake – I found quite a bit of info about it on the web and it still scares me to think of having to have this done, but hopefully it will be a good outcome.

And here’s some beagle-love to brighten your day, courtesy of Nikol and Ariel:


3 Responses

  1. I love the crazy toes on your socks. Those footies would be a great way to use up leftover sock yarn. Have you made any for a woman size foot? You are so right about the mammogram! I should just schedule a sonogram since they always find something weird and need to follow-up with a sonogram. I’m sending good vibes for your biopsy!

  2. Love the socks and footies.

    You’re absolutely right about the mammogram. I had one right before I conceived the twins and spent several hours as I had not only a follow-up sonogram but also a consult with a surgeon. Turned out to be nothing, but ack! Good luck and I’ll be sending happy vibes for your biopsy.

  3. Good luck with the biopsy. Waiting is no fun, but knowing is ‘way better than not knowing!

    Great socks – that spring green Tofutsies is so cheery.

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