This is a roving I bought a little while ago at my favorite lys, Woolbearers. It has no name on it, just a label that says Merino, 4 ozs. So, I decided to name it Bruise. It looks like a bruise to me. See, the purple, blue and then the yellow/green bits? Just like a bruise that's starting to heal. I like it a lot and it's spinning up very fine and even. It will make lovely socks. This is the first time I've spun something specific for myself. I'm going to make the Blackrose socks that Bells is making. I love the pattern and since it was originally written for handspun, I figured it was a challenge. I need a challenge that I can concentrate on and this will be a pleasant one.



Why would I need something to concentrate on? Well, Em had the biopsy yesterday. It took a few hours and then it took a long time for them to let Jim know she was ok and in recovery. I'm not sure if it just didn't occur to them to come out and say, "Hey, she's ok and now she's in recovery and we're waiting for her to wake up" or if they didn't come out and talk to him because he is not her legal next-of-kin. He is her next of kin in every way that counts. The love they share is just as real as if they had made it legal. It bothers me that the hospital folks may not treat Jim with the respect he deserves. As much as I wanted to be there, Em asked Jim to take her and as her partner, that's where he belonged.


The biopsy results were inconclusive. No one is saying the M word. In fact, they told Em the tissue was "inflamed". Well, duh. Of course it's inflamed. THERE'S AN ALIEN BABY HANGING THERE! I think they probably just got a piece of her lung and not the growth. Now they are going to do a needle biopsy. The good news is that the lung doesn't show signs of cancer, just inflamation. The alien baby? Who knows? The needle biopsy will tell. And then the mri will show how much of her ribs are involved and the pet scan will show the scope of the alien baby. I'm grateful for all of these tests because I want her to get the best care possible.


Even though she is trying to extort handknits. Yes. My daughter is not above using her medical condition to extort handknits from her own mother. She says "it sure would be nice if I had a handknit cardigan (to replace the well worn one I have) to wrap around me in this time of stress. It would make me feel so loved and protected. It's a shame no one loves me enough to make me a sweater". Sigh. Yes, she is a drama queen and I guess I'll be too busy to make handspun socks for a while.....

And I wanted to say Thank you for all the emails and good wishes and healing thoughts and hugs. It is so comforting to know that there are people out there thinking good thoughts for Em. With all this positive energy, things have to work out ok.




Comments

amy said…
I think that sweater will be just as comforting for you to make as it will be for her to wear.

Can they fill out paperwork with the hospital to give Jim whatever status the hospital people need? Power of Attorney or something like that? Which my husband and I have for each other because from what I gather sometimes it's not enough to be the spouse, either.

Continued good thoughts from here. xoxo
Rose Red said…
Your bruise yarn is fantastic! Am still amazed how gorgeous it looks spun up compared to the roving (which is pretty nice too!). Hope you get those handspun socks soon.

If you are thinking on sweater patterns, Liesl is a nice quick knit...
Em said…
You say extortion like it's a bad thing. I figure something good should come out of this, and I've decided a sweater would be something very good. Thanks for updating everyone and for being indignant for Jim. I'm going to make it more of a point to mention that he's my next of kin. I may just refer to him as my spouse, but that's getting into common-law territory, which gets complicated. Anyway, sweater good. Alien baby, bad.
Galad said…
She is darn good at making her case for a handknit sweater :-)

I would think under HIPAA that Em could designate Jim as someone to receive information.

The bruise looks like it should be awesome for that pattern. Can't wait to see the socks.
Amy Lane said…
And Mom, I'm sure it will make you feel a little better with every stitch, to knit your darling girl a lovely hug from her mom. (((well wishes & hugs))) May the alien baby go back to the aliens that spawned it.

And the yarn is AWESOME!
Bells said…
Wow. That's gorgeous. It will be PERFECT for the Blackrose socks. Will look forward to seeing them.

I think Em needs all the handknits she can get. If I could have something knit and sent to her in the blink of an eye, I would. So I reckon she should extort to her heart's content.
Geek Knitter said…
"Extort" is such a harsh word. Personally I prefer "entreat."

My husband does the "if somebody loved me enough" bit too... usually because he wants cookies and brownies on the same weekend.
Roxie said…
Maybe we should innundate Em with handknits. Think she would like a shawl?

May I offer a suggestion to ammend the name of your fiber to sockyarn? Bruise isn't a happy word for me. What would make it sound better? Call it Bruise Willis.
SwissKnits! said…
Continued prayers from North Jersey

Love the name Bruise...LOL
Dianne said…
Oooo, that bruise yarn would make lovely yarn for a sweater. With matching hat and mittens. And socks. Maybe even leggings? Hahaha!

Healing vibes continue...
MadMad said…
Oh, I was just about to type exactly what Amy said - it is equally wonderful thing to have a project to knit as it is to get one, isn't it? Love your handspun - bruise is a perfect description!
Jeanne said…
Love the yarn - the color is great.

I'll continue to send positive thoughts to Em - and good job getting a new cardigan!

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