health knit

I knitted a shawl.

I cannot believe I knitted this.

About 12 years ago, I took up knitting and crocheting after a stay in the psych ward of my local hospital.  At the time, I learned to crochet socks, then got into knitting and did a few hats and stuff.

No way would I have been able to do this.  I was knitting to calm down and this would have been complex and nerve-wracking and not very happy-making.

A dozen years in the future, and this was just a happy knit – fun to do on a trip.

I guess I’m putting it out there to illustrate a couple of points.  The first is that it gets better.  It really, really does.

But also, gently and carefully challenging yourself an itty bitty bit at a time really does kind of add up.

Okay, guys. I really, REALLY hate asking for help. But here’s the deal: My Mom is chronically ill with temporary but scary things that crop up, and while my job may be pretty good and can support us for the most part, the medical bills are killing me.

I currently owe my Grandmother over $700 for our regular, split bills for the house and groceries and gas, etc. And we also currently owe the local clinic and hospital close to $2000. I make the best money I have had so far in my adult life, but there’s no way I can do this by myself and still pay for everything else.

Here’s the horrible part where I ask for help: if you can spare even a buck or two for ChickenHiddle and I and want to give us a hand, please send it to on Paypal, or there is a Donate button on my blog. I knit a LOT, so if you want to commission me, please drop a message into my submit or ask box and I’ll gladly knit you something. And if you can’t help monetarily, please spread this around as much as possible!

Thank you so much, you guys. I love each and every one of you so much and thank you, from the bottom of my heart for even reading this.