crochet:: on the subject of October

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

photo by YarnCrush
photo by YarnCrush
photo by YarnCrush

*I am not a spokesperson for YarnCrush. I just think Joanna & her team are amazing & I enjoyed working with them immensely*

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