I have been knitting a lot lately. I got sick back in July. It was a sinus infection that lasted months. I recovered from that and then a month later was so sick again. This time was different. Stomach pain. It took me awhile to realize that things weren't going to get better. In fact, things were getting much worse. However, I got a diagnosis in January, and got put on medication right away. I have also had to change my diet quite drastically, and that took a lot of thought into just how I should eat. While this is a chronic autoimmune disease, I am hoping I will be able to keep the symptoms to a minimum.
Slowly, I feel like I am getting my life back a little at a time. I didn't even know how bad things were until I started feeling better. I think as a mom you just have to keep going, and it wasn't until I got a more official diagnosis that I allowed myself to admit that things weren't going so well. I feel like I am coming out from a fog, and I feel eager to embrace life again, but also a bit nervous that I will push myself too hard too fast. I just can't wait to be healthy again!
For me sewing was taking too much energy, so in the afternoon when I often feel the most tired I get to sit and knit. God seems to send us little blessings to help us get through rougher times, and it feels a little silly to say but knitting has been that for me. It gave me the chance to learn and think of something other than how my health was. It is all about the little things!
I have also missed being in this space, and I have really missed my regular sewing time. I am hoping to catch up a bit and share some projects that I have done in the past few months.
This is my second Millwater! I loved the first one I made. I knew I wanted a longer one for me. I got a couple of Knit Picks gift cards for Christmas, so I picked out yarn for a few projects. I used their Swish Tonal in Pearlescent. I love that name! The color is something in between white and gray, and I love have neutral cowls/scarves to go with different things. This was a very enjoyable project, Now I just hope to get a couple more wears in before spring is officially here!