On this date in 2007, I was meeting with my cancer surgeon & his nurse for the first time. I had only been diagnosed days before & I was a complete wreck. With every scenario that was laid out in front of me, I wept even more. I was inconsolable. Nothing about a cancer diagnosis or it’s treatment is easy. Nothing.
Over the course of the next 9 months, my surgeon & nurse not only proceeded to save my life, but to change it completely. I listened to a lot of music and played with a lot of yarn while getting chemo and waiting in hospital lobbies. I learned a ton of things going through that ordeal, one of the most important was to do what I love because life is too short. Yarn makes me happy.
It’s my hooker therapy.
Cancer never really goes away from your thoughts once you’ve had it.
And whoa-nelly hooker therapy helps.
It’s 10 whole years later. I’ve gone from thinking I know a little about my craft, to actually knowing a ton more than I thought was possible to learn. I’ve become a yarnsnob, because life really is too short to use cheap yarn. I try to do a bit of hooker therapy every single day. I have even more to learn and only 1 lifetime to get it done. I got goals y’all!
One of those goals I am pleased to say, was to design, publish & get paid real money for my patterns. I started that last year in earnest when I applied to design for Yarn-Crush. I was asked back again this year & was over the moon with joy! Below are my designs from their April 2017 & May 2018 subscription boxes. The patterns are listed here on Ravelry. I’ve put them on sale for the month of October at 33% off. No coupon needed.
My plea to you for today:: go get your ta-tas tested
*I am not a spokesperson for YarnCrush. I just think Joanna & her team are amazing & I enjoyed working with them immensely*