Thursday, April 2, 2009

keeping busy

It's been tough around here for the last several weeks. Mom's had a crummy spring, and the results of the tests run while she was in hospital were worse than even our worst fears. Every minute that can be spared has been spent at Mom's side or organizing friends and family visits. And wouldn't you know it, work has also been very busy. Many tears, much exhaustion and not much knitting.

But with Mom now home we're trying to quiet things down and rebuild Mom's strength to enjoy the time she has left. So as Mom rests, the needles are back in my hands. I've knit a couple of inches of the second leg. And I'm thankful the pattern is so simple - virtually no attention required. Imagine if it were a tricky lace pattern? It'd be a complete mess by now.

For now we're taking things one day at a time. And the knitting is with me as a comfort to keep my hands busy and keep me quiet. Instead of fussing, organizing and being bossy. That's a pretty tall order for a pair of very plain ribbed socks!


Catherine said...

Sorry to hear things have been so stressful for you. The socks look like an excellent piece of calming knitting--nice and mindless.

Internet ((hugs)) to you and your mother.

Suse-the-slow-knitta said...

(((hugs))) to you & your Mum. Keep knitting to help keep you calm, you will help your Mum more that way.