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.