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I'm in a state of flux right now, but it's not a bad thing. It's just necessary.

My sister left yesterday and we both feel inspired and ready to reach for the changes instead of running from them. While our parents are making adjustments in their respective life stages, we're considering some changes to their care, and we daughters are continuing to work as a team. When we get on the other side of this, I might feel better about sharing some of the things we've been through. I know my blog has been quiet lately and that's why.

Thanks to Sallie, I have new information regarding my Dad's genealogy. My sister also found an envelope containing our mom's Japanese family history -- a certified copy provided by my uncle, circa 1988. Now all I need is a translator (we're working on that), to figure out which one of my ancestors was a samurai. My uncle had mentioned a long time ago that he was working on getting the family history together for me but I didn't realize he had sent it to my mom.

I'm almost finished (still) with the Dragon Scale Scarf and have chosen my next knitting project -- it literally came to me in a dream. It's a project I've had at the back of my mind, but didn't really think I'd actually KNIT it or wear, but I dreamed that I just needed to knit it and it's very plain and unspectacular. How do you like how vague I am?

Also in the works -- a design project. I'm hesitant to even put out there that I'm designing something -- but I am. It's something I'm hoping to teach as a class in the Fall for beginning knitters who are new to knitting in the round. Sometimes simple is best.



I'm sorry you're going through a difficult time; I don't look forward to making those decisions about my mother. Thank goodness you can rely on each other!

It's good to hear from you! I'm glad that you and your sister have each other during all of this.

A samurai, huh? How cool is that?!

well, I love the 3 colours there, if that is all the info you are sharing for now... so great that you got some more info on your family. Putting the pieces of the past together can sometimes make the present make more sense, and also lead the way into the future... hope things are coming together with your parents' situation...

You are very right about classes teaching very simple skills. I know from customers in the yarn shop I work at that the most obvious things are still very complicated to someone without experience. The camaraderie and support of a class gives great confidence to try more new things. Hope the class goes well.

Janet, I'm so sorry to hear this but glad to know you've got your sister's support.

I'm also happy to hear you're designing. Good on you! The concept sounds great. When I started knitting in the round I needed all the help I could get. Now, of course, it's second nature, but back then was a different story. I think a lot of designers forget this...

I really like those colors. Good luck with your design project!

Its neat to have your genealogy. Interesting to discover a samurai.

Hope everything gets resolved soon. Sisters are such a blessing.

Very exciting about the dream. Go for it!

I meant to post that your habu scarf is Teh Cool. Love it. And I really like this yarn picture, the colors are really exciting.

Ooooh! I love those colors! I can't wait to see what you do with them.

I've always wanted a sister. I'm glad you and your sister are working together making these tough decisions. I work in health care and have had to deal with conflicting family members. It's always best to get things in order for things to come. (*sending you good thoughts and happy vibes*)

I can't wait to see what more you find out about your family. I've been following your posts and it's such an amazing journey you've let us take part in.

Ooohh, a design project! :)

I'm glad you have a sister to team with. I hope things go as smoothly as possible for all of you.

The Lamb's Pride colors are really striking together, and some of my very favorites (the colors look a lot like my T-shirt drawer!). Looking forward to what you are designing!

I can't wait to see what you are designing! The colors are great.

I hope that everything in your family is going more smoothly. I know from recent experieces how difficult things can get! I'm happy that you have a sister to help share the process (I'm an only child...)

Wow, a samurai? That's really cool.

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