2/03/2007

Fabulous February

Hello, hello, hello.
It's been such a long time and an update is due. Way back in December, way before Christmas, I left a post about how crappy things were. I had a test dose of chelation prior to Christmas which went well (in that I tolerated it without too many side effects). The only bonus to all the bedrest I had was that for the first time in a few years I got Christmas cards sent out - a little late, but out none the less - woohoo!

So now it's February and where am I at? Well I had 3 half doses of Chelation and then I had one full dose and then I caught the plague (well actually the nasty cold/virus thing that appears to be everywhere right now) which I am almost over. The chelation is going....well it's going.

After a treatment I am okay and then really, really tired. My body and cells have to do some readjusting with the lead ripping off of them but some of the worse CNS symptoms are sort of abating...it's a day to day thing. No need to list all the various side effects and symptoms I experience; I am definitely focusing on working towards a state of wellness. Most importantly, I am heading in the right direction which is the best thing, I am happy to be 'eliminating,' and I am working hard at exercising patience as this whole process takes shape. I thank you for your ongoing support, thoughts and prayers; it means so much to me.

I am knitting. Hallelujuah! I even have knitting plans (subject of course to my daily ups and downs) or should I say goals. I do promise to post on my knitting.....soon. And I am going to slowly, very slowly get back into blogland....but I must really pace myself because I know my primary focus must be to get well.

I am also thinking about my stash. I am surrounded by my stash. I loooooove my stash - it represents my hope for my future of being well, my love of colour and texture and it just freaking feels great to have it all around. I also realize that in my stash (which while hugemongous, I will never apologize for, or feel bad about) I have three catagories of yarn.


1. Those yarns I absolutely adore and may never knit but just like to look at:







All of the above skeins are from Studioloo. These skeins are works of art and I really honestly just love to look at them (and fondle them a lot).


2. Yarns I love and can't wait to knit - this forms the majority of my stash. I never buy sock yarn with a purpose but I usually buy my other yarns with a particular project in mind.


Posh Sock Yarn - this is Cashmere (can't remember the colourway off the top of my head). Dee's yarns are gorgeous and the feel is divine.

Cashmere for a vest for Ed. The yarn is from Trendsetter and it is unbelievable (read that as f*cking f*cking soft).


Sock hop yarn from Crown Mountain Farms. To knit it is to love it. Teyani and Klaus got some serious yarn mojo.

Joy from Needful Yarns. I love the colourways and have a secret plan for these beauties. I have lots of great yarns in my stash and I seriously love most of it (you will have to wait until April 1 to see the rest!).

3. Yarns I have to honestly admit I will never knit and it is time to get rid of.

So I have decided to have a Fabulous February Giveaway. I am not selling these yarns, I am giving them away....with two conditions. I will give you any of the yarns listed at no cost other than the price of shipping (regular, expedited/air or express post) and the labour of knitting me a couple (or as many as you want) of kid colour friendly wool or cotton squares for Warming Grace. That's it. Otherwise free.

Please just email me (cindy@4spheres.ca) and let me know what you want, how you want it sent and your mailing address. Once I have sent it I will email you the cost of shipping and you can send me a paypal payment (very easy, believe me). If the yarn you want is gone, I will let you know.

I am hopeful I can find new, good homes for the following unloved, unused and neglected yarns (and two books - duplicates). The yarns can be seen here (I realize that to try and load the pictures here would require 4oo billion hours I don't have).

Edited - everything is gone. Thank you so much for to all those who have willing given a place to my yarn.

It was nice to post. I would say it's great to be back but I am not sure how back I am....I will try to go for a regular post though.

28 comments:

Lucia said...

Such a deal! But I can't see the photos. Where do I click on sets? It just takes me to the main page and tells me I haven't uploaded anything yet. (You would think after this many years in the software business I could figure this stuff out.)

canknitian said...

Cynthia just fixed the link -- try it now!

canknitian said...

PS -- Cynthia -- this looks awesome!

Amy Artisan said...

So great to hear from you Cynthia! :)

All of your planned project yarns look wonderful!

Ramona said...

So glad to hear from you! I don't need yarn(I can't believe I just said that) but I will send a couple of squares your way.

Carole Knits said...

It's wonderful to hear from you, Cynthia. I've been thinking about you and hoping that things were improving.

Red Sock Mama said...

I'm so happy that you felt well enough for an update. I'm praying that very soon, you will be strong enough to blog regularly. Your online presence is certainly missed, but you are remembered in our prayers.

Feel better!
Jan in PA

Teyani said...

glad to hear that you are beginning to improve (at least it sounds a bit like that!)
here's hoping that you regain ALL your energy soon.

Gingersnaps with Tea... said...

Hi there stranger. Hope you are on the mend, however slowly, as long as you are getting better. What a great idea for you to clear the stash out a bit. Hope you gather lots of lovely child friendly squares.

Miss Scarlett said...

Yay! I am so glad to see your new post. I've missed you and think of you often.
I haven't read it yet - had to get my feelings out!

Miss Scarlett said...

I have the same categories of yarn myself! Glad I am not the only one who finds it painful to contemplate using some beautiful yarns. :-D

Cathy said...

Oh I am SO HAPPY to see a post from you! I love when you pop up on my bloglines :)

I have a note half done (for the last two weeks - I am so slow and a wee bit ashamed of myself) and will finish it up tomorrow! You are always in my thoughts and prayers though!

You have truly been missed!

Samantha said...

Gorgeous yarns! I will pass this time around though, as hard as the offer is to refuse. :) I'm glad you're doing better and are able to knit again! Woohoo! :) That is fantastic news. I hope to 'see' you more often around here, I've missed your posts.

Happy knitting!

Rhonda the Stitchingnut said...

I've gotten thru one skein of Chrystal Palace Cotton Chenille for a pile of squares already and started a 2nd. Hope to block them all by Wednesday and get them out in the mail by Friday. Whoa ... I love having a GOAL to meet!

Nice hearing from you Cindy!!

The Crafty Weasel said...

Yey!! Welcome back!!!! So glad to read you're all better!!!

Emily said...

Awww! What a nice idea! And welcome back by the way (the flu/cough/cold thng is evil. I'm still coughing.

crzjane said...

So glad to hear you are feeling better. Good luck with your recovery. But having being surrounded by all that fiber would help me feel better! Keep getting well.

Kelly said...

Glad to see you back and hear that you're doing well! Take care

KnitterBunny said...

So glad to hear from you. I love that cheeky hamster (I hope it's a hamster). It makes me chuckle every time I read your page.

Jennifer said...

wow! a post and a giveaway - your soul is too generous!

knit_tgz said...

Hi. I have a couple of question: what is the pattern for the Artisan's Afghan, and how much would it be the shipping to Portugal? I may be interested, but I would like to see how does the afghan look like first. Thanks in advance!

sprite said...

It's nice to see you back in the blogland, even if the return is only temporary right now.

amanda cathleen said...

So glad to hear that your treatment is going well and you are knitting! ahhhh, I love my stash as well! : )

jackie said...

Crap-u-la woman! How do you do it. Tell me your secret! My stash pales in comparison to what you are getting rid of. How did I miss this? I suppose it is because I check your blog about once a week. I'm glad that you are feeling better.
I seem to have lost your e-mail address.
I like your plan.
And thanks for your generous comments about my other fiber persuits. I do feel humbled by knitting.

Julie said...

You've been tagged. I can't wait to see what you write. Maybe you should do this and then have Ed do one for you-will make for great reading. Take a look at my blog.

Take care!!!

knit_tgz said...

I emailed you about the afghan yarn and pattern! And I'm going to start a couple of squares to send for your blankets project, hopefully. Take care, and God bless!

Rhonda the Stitchingnut said...

I received the books, but not the yarn yet. Must be stuck in customs, huh? I mean, how big was that box? LOL ... I'll be thinking of a way to give away that book also. M-m-m-m, would like to think of something fun!

Stuntmother said...

So glad to know you are doing a little better. I am thinking of you and wishing you well -- wishing you sunlight, ease and fun knitting.