What we do for ourselves dies with us. What we do for others and the world remains and is immortal. ~ Albert Pine

After what seems like forever, I can finally say I’m on the mend. I’m up and around a little bit these days, but am still taking it easy (I’m scared to death of relapsing). I’m amazed at how out of shape I am after the past few weeks on the couch. Just running the vacuum cleaner is exhausting. The important thing is that I’m finally feeling human again and can imagine a day when I’ll be able to live a normal life. My PT is concerned about some pain that I am having so I go back to my doctor tomorrow for her opinion.

I have been knitting. The Pink Clouds socks are moving along and are ready for their heels:

I’ve also been knitting squares:

Please excuse the crappy color in this picture. I forgot to take pictures before the sun went down.

The squares were inspired by last Saturday’s Warm The World monthly meeting. We have a lot of scrap yarn in the warehouse, so June and July have been designated as the months of scraps. I brought home a bag full of scrap yarn so I can make squares.

Warm The World has a warehouse manager now and all I can say is ‘wow!!’. Our warehouse has been totally reorganized and it’s inspiring just to stand and look at all of the yarn and projects.

Here are the finished items (blankets, hats, scarves) that are ready to be delivered:

We have had the good fortune of receiving several large donations of yarn lately. Here is the wall of yarn (isn’t it pretty?):

The wool and wool blends:

More yarn:

The wall of pattern booklets and inspiring projects:

All of these blankets arrived on Saturday:

Here are 100 blankets in the back of Felicia‘s truck:

These blankets are going to be delivered to Fort Carson later this week. All babies born to deployed soldiers are going to receive a blanket. At this point, we have 400+ babies projected to be born this year. This first batch of 100 should give us a good start. We have more blankets at the warehouse that are reserved for soldiers’ babies.

Felicia and I are working on another project for Warm The World and we hope to be unveiling that within the next couple of weeks. To facilitate this project, I am teaching myself CSS. It’s not as tough as I expected, but I still have a long way to go.

The heat has returned to my corner of the world and I’m not enjoying it. However, it does make gorgeous clouds:

Since I’ve spent so much time on the couch, the dogs have been missing out on their usual napping spot. Kishka snagged some sleep time on the couch earlier today:

6 responses

  1. I’m glad to hear that you are on the mend! Still, take it easy. Wow, your Warehouse looks great, and the number of blankets and stuff is amazing! Good luck with your projcts.

  2. Your sock looks great! Glad you are able to do more and that you are feeling better! Your WTW warehouse is awe inspiring. You are so wonderful to help so many! 🙂

  3. I am so glad you’re feeling better, and you do want to take it slow at first to get back where you were…don’t jinx it!
    Lovely knitting – amazing warehouse shots!

  4. Yea, and praise God, you’re on the mend! I’m so happy for you. I remember the last time I was semi-bedridden for awhile (back injury). It can become so depressing. It never fails, that’s when you think of so many things you’d like to do, things you may never have even considered doing when you were able.

    Your warehouse manager is awesome! I wish I had him/her here to organize my stash. 😉

    Poor Kishka. Finally got Mommy out of her spot so she can get a decent nap. ;-Þ

  5. Glad to hear you’re feeling better. That’s an amazing amount of stuff too!

  6. I am speechless. Wow. I think that’s all I can manage. Great work!

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