Sunday, October 10

Bad news, good news

The Bad.
It was a long, sad summer. My step-dad got very sick and had to move out of his board and care home. He had colon cancer. Because of his Lewy Body Dementia, we couldn't care for him at home, so we moved him to a skilled nursing facility and he went on hospice. He passed away on September 3rd.

Ed had a great sense of humor and put up with us with a smile. He was still making us laugh right up to the end. He was a great dad and was a huge influence in my life. I will sure miss him.

The Good.
I have a new pattern for sale, South Fork Socks.
These lovely socks were knit by my awesome test knitter, Joanne

I designed this unisex pattern with Blue Moon Fiber Arts Socks that Rock mediumweight, but any fingering weight yarn will work.
The textured slip stitch pattern looks great in semi-solid or multi-colored hand dyed yarns.

I've continued to train for the Nike Women's Half Marathon with Team in Training. I am trying to raise $1900 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society by the end of the month. For the month of October I will donate all proceeds from the sale of my South Fork Socks pattern to the LLS. You can purchase the pattern as a PDF dowload through Paypal using your Paypal account or a credit card.

If you're not into knitting socks, but you'd like to help me reach my goal, you can make a secure, tax-deductible donation here.

Many thanks.


Nartian knits said...

My condolences on your f-i-l's passing. Hugs to you & your family.

Off to buy the pattern now.

Nartian knits said...

Oops. Sorry, I meant your step-dad. I had in-laws on the brain.

carol fun said...

So sorry for your loss - my only sibling, my brother, has leuekemia and had a stem cell transplant last year. So far, so good. The socks are just lovely - I purchased the pattern and can't wait to cast on. Your generosity is wonderful - I hope you exceed your goal --

missmalice said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. hugs for you and love to your family.
-Alice x

Linda said...

I'm glad to hear your brother is doing well after his transplant, Carol. Thanks for purchasing my pattern, and I hope you enjoy knitting it up!

Judy S. said...

Thanks for a beautiful pattern! And good luck with the race; my DD2did a marathon in San Diego with Team in Training...great program, great cause. Sorry to hear of your step-dad's passing; loved the photo of him!

Nancy said...

I love the picture of your beloved step-dad. I know you'll carry warm memories of him close to your heart.

I'm currently working your Spring Forward pattern and love it. I bought South Fork in hopes that you make your goal and so I can have another of your great patterns in my collection. :)

Keep designing! :)