Sunday, January 28, 2007

We could use some cupcakes around here.

We've had a pretty nonstop week here in Windanseaville. Fiona had the flu, everyone else had their regular crazy week, and - the scary major event - we found out my niece has non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.

FYI, if you have a lump on your neck, get it checked out. She went from having nothing to stage 2 in the space of two weeks or so - luckily, we found out that fast-growing cancer is also easier to cure, so her prognosis is very good. Plus, she's 31 and in amazing shape, so she's primed and ready to kick cancer ass. She starts chemo tomorrow (I'll be breaking out some super-soft yarn for a hat, and I also plan on making one or two of these).

Waiting around in doctor's offices the last few days gave me some time to knit, as I'm sure you could guess. I'm working on a lace scarf that I'll post as soon as it's done.

But in the meantime, we could all use something to cheer us up - and what could be better than cupcakes?

I'm working on an in-the-round bottom-up pattern, which should be done sometime soon. Every one I make is a little improvement from the previous one, and as soon as I get it down pat I'll post directions.

Mary loves them all.


Anonymous said...

So sorry to hear about your loved one and cancer!

Hi, my name is Henrietta and I have been reading you for a little while now. I have linked you to my LJ I am really looking forward to the cupcake knitting pattern!

g-girl said...

i love the pic of mary with all the cupcakes! :) sorry to hear that fiona had the flu-hopefully she's feeling better. I'm also sorry to hear about your niece. :(

Windansea said...

Thanks Henrietta, I'll be working on those cupcakes next week probably - I wrote down what I was doing but now I can't find the papers! Lydia

Windansea said...

Thanks g-girl - she had her first chemo today and was doing great. She's super strong! Lydia

tammy said...

The cupcakes are adorable!

I'm sending out good thoughts and vibes for your niece. Let me know if you'd like some help making hats. :)

Carrie said...

I love the cupcakes! I had a lump in the base of my skull two winters ago, and scared the heck outta me. Luckily, just swollen lymph nodes, and it went away. I feel very lucky, and send all good wishes to your niece.

Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your niece - all the very very best to her, I'm sending lots of positive vibes and energy over across the ocean!