Archive | August 22, 2006

Some people wanna fill the world with silly love songs.

Today is August 22. Today is the 3-year anniversary of my mother’s (and Mini Monster’s) death. Our mom died of lung cancer. She battled for 1 1/2 years and when we thought she had won, she started having vision problems. Then while going for a MRI, fully sedated, she slipped into a coma and died.

One year later I began knitting. A few weeks ago I began musing about an article I wanted to write for Knitty (which I’m not going to get into here because I don’t know if I will submit it and if I do, if it will be accepted) and decided to make a chemo cap for my mom. My knitting group loved the idea and Made by Hand was born.

Today is a bad day. It shouldn’t be but I didn’t sleep well. I’m never watching Dead Like Me on the eve of a grim anniversary. It’s not good mojo.

Today I’m going to work on my mom’s hat. Maybe I’ll finish it. Although probably not.

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