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Re: Unfinished projects, was Merry Christmas/Happy New Year
gardenchat@hort.net
  • Subject: Re: Unfinished projects, was Merry Christmas/Happy New Year
  • From: Zemuly <zemuly@comcast.net>
  • Date: Sat, 31 Dec 2011 21:55:31 -0600

I'm having a quiet evening, too, watching movies with the cats. I hope
all of us have a healthy and peaceful 2012. Auralie, I'm sorry Chet has
shingles, and I hope he has a speedy recovery.

zem

Sent from my iPhone

On Dec 31, 2011, at 5:38 PM, BONNIE_HOLMES <bonnie_holmes@comcast.net> wrote:

> Our evening sounds about the same. Sometimes, we are with family but
> there are medical conditions this year so it will be a quiet one with a
> newly installed furnace and heat pump and one lame dog that will have
> surgery on Tuesday. There are times when I enjoy a quiet new years eve,
> counting my blessings and thinking about what the new one will bring.
> 
> 
> 
> So sorry about the shingles. They can be so painful. Hope the next year will be a healthy one for you both. 
> 
> 
> B 
> ETN Zone 7 
> Remember the River Raisin, the Alamo, the Maine, Pearl Harbor, 911. 
> 
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Aplfgcnys@aol.com 
> To: gardenchat@hort.net 
> Sent: Saturday, December 31, 2011 10:19:41 AM 
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Unfinished projects, was Merry Christmas/Happy New Year 
> 
> Those are interesting, Bonnie. My right hand is not completely disabled - 
> just 
> doesn't work right and cramps if I use it very much. All those devices 
> seem to 
> replace the left hand. I guess one could adjust, but the whole knitting 
> process 
> would have to be relearned. Anyway, I still find plenty to do to keep me 
> busy - 
> and I can do Spider Solitaire on the computer with my left hand. 
> 
> Thanks, anyway. 
> 
> Hope you have a delightful New Year's Eve. Chet has bought a bottle of 
> champagne, so I guess we'll watch the ball drop on television. He has just 
> been diagnosed with shingles, so maybe he won't want to stay up. Since 
> we get up at 5:00 AM on Sundays to go to early church, I expect I will give 
> up early. 
> 
> Have a good one, 
> Auralie 
> 
> In a message dated 12/30/2011 7:25:04 PM Eastern Standard Time, 
> bonnie_holmes@comcast.net writes: 
> 
> Have you looked for a device for the handicapped for knitting? 
> 
> 
> http://onearmedknitting.blogspot.com/ 
> 
> 
> http://knitone.efirehose.net/
> 
> 
> http://stroke.org.au/pdf/SingleHanded.pdf 
> 
> 
> B 
> ETN Zone 7 
> Remember the River Raisin, the Alamo, the Maine, Pearl Harbor, 911. 
> 
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: Aplfgcnys@aol.com 
> To: gardenchat@hort.net 
> Sent: Friday, December 30, 2011 2:05:26 PM 
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Unfinished projects, was Merry Christmas/Happy New Year 
> 
> I have at least two partially finished sweaters in a work basket. For years 
> I knotted constantly - always took my knitting to meetings, etc. I made 
> sweaters, stoles, numerous other things for family, friends, and even sold 
> some. A friend who had connections at Bloomingdales' said she could 
> place my sweaters there, but I didn't want to be tied down to making the 
> same thing over and over. The biggest pleasure was selecting new yarns, 
> planning patterns, making up new stitches, etc. I did the most knitting in 
> the fall and early winter watching football games on television. Then, 
> about 
> ten years ago in one of my rounds of Lyme disease, my right hand stopped 
> working right. I had had some degree of ulnar neuropathy for years, but not 
> enough to keep me from knitting, but that time it did. I miss knitting 
> terribly. 
> Every once in a while I go back and try again, but it just doesn't work any 
> more. I haven't been able to watch football this season, either. 
> 
> I have always hated to leave a job unfinished, but for the past year or so 
> it 
> has seemed thatI was always working on something that I couldn't finish 
> until I had a further bit of information from someone I couldn't quite 
> reach or 
> pin down. Spent a lot of frustrating time that way getting Horticulture 
> Schools 
> set up across the state, and I can see it coming at me again this spring. 
> Oh 
> well, I'm officially retired from that job, even though I still do it, so 
> maybe this 
> year I'll just quit and let someone else cope. 
> 
> Happy New Year to all of you. May 2012 be a great one in your gardens. 
> Auralie 
> 
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