Hello, I'm Donna, and live in Central Virginia, where we have a WIDE range of temperatures. These temperatures vary greatly, even in January. For example, last week we had temperatures in the high 60's and up to 75, but this week the temps have ranged from 25 to 13 degrees, as it is this morning. Brrrrr!
I have never belonged to a forum before now, so am a tad shy about what to say. I a naturally shy person anyway, so you may not hear much from me.
I am hoping to start with this temperature scarf, as it sound so intriguing, and beautiful. The last knitting project that I started was about 20 years ago, a gorgeous "Falling Leaves" afghan. I was about a third of the way into it when I thought I'd made a mistake. I took it with me to Florida, where I was visiting my Mom and Dad, and I knew we'd be going to my Dad's sister's home, and she's an EXPERT knitter and everything else she tried. I thought I'd get her to look at it and help me "fix" the mistake. She did quickly look at it, and said she didn't see anything wrong with it, and for me to just continue on. Well, short story long, I never did continue, as I still felt there was a mistake. It sits in my living room in my knitting bag, still on the circular needles.
A scarf sounds like it would be a project made more for someone like me ... something that I can finish rather quickly. From a teenager until in my 30's I knitted mittens and hats for my sons and myself. They went so quickly that I had time to try other things. But, those other things turned out to be play basketball with my boys, then learn how to live without a husband, and learn how to take care of two sons, one just barely a teen and the other 15. Their Daddy, my husband, died from Melanoma. I began to retreat within myself, and wouldn't let anyone else in. When it got to the point that I would awake at 2 a.m. and not get back to sleep, was when I started on my first afghan - the one that's still not completed.
I have since learned (and now forgotten) how to crochet, and made about 5 granny square afghans.
I have become disabled with COPD. I had to leave my job in 2003 because I could not stay awake for 8 hours a day. I have since (starting last May) gone to the UVa Lung Transplant Center to "try out" for a lung transplant. That has kept me extremely busy since. One last test (a Colonoscopy at the end of next week) will give me the results of whether or not I will be listed. I have all the faith that I will be, but I know that is up to God.
OK, hows that for an intro?1?
I certainly didn't intend for it to be this long, and I probably lost most of you after the first paragraph. I am happy that I found this forum, and I pray that I can accomplish something by following what happens here.
With all sincere intent,