Sunday, December 20, 2009


I am not sure if any of our members are aware of the accident I had on August 15th, 2009. I went for a nice calm horseback ride. Some fool spooked my horse and he threw me, then stepped down onto me, then when he removed his hoof from my elbow he fell over sideways and landed on my midsection. There are twelve broken bones, four of which are spinal fractures. I had to relearn to walk and am having a hard time of it at this point. A lawyer has been hired and we (my husband and I) will be suing the horse ranch. I had x-rays a week and a half ago to see how things are healing and found out I have arthritis in my right knee and lower spine.

I am grateful to be alive and not a parapelegic. I will have a walker and canes for quite some time to come, but at least I am here. If anyone wants to take over running the group for the time being please let me know. Otherwise you can count on at least another six or eight months before I can do any knitting at all.

Happy Christmas and New Year to each and every one of my kind and generous knitters, who gave from their heart for the love of strangers! Bless you, one and all! I hope 2010 will be a better year for all of us.

(a.k.a. The.Knitter

Thursday, March 19, 2009


As you all know, a week after I delivered the blankets to Sick Kids in October, I had an accident while closing my trailer for the season. The result of the accident is whiplash and frozen shoulder, which I am still working on trying to heal from. Our group has been on hiatus because of the fact that I cannot work on anything larger than a sock and then only two rows per day.

I will try to get the group running again by the summer (or at least that is what the medical specialists tell me at this time).

I hope to have you all participate once this time comes. At that time I am going to post a list of blankets that are outstanding and then have people pick which ones they want to work on. I believe we will probably have enough blankets to do a delivery when we take stock of what blankets are outstanding right now.

Thanks for your patience. See you soon!


Super Heroes goes to Sick Kids!

On March 10th, 2009, I had the pleasure of hand delivering the Canadian Oddball Baby Blanket "Super Heroes" to a little boy in The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Ontario. A member of our group, CMRab", asked that this little boy receive Super Heroes. This little lad is three and his name is Nolan. He is being treated for Leukemia. We got to actually go to his room and deliver the blanket directly into his hands. He is a sweet brave little man.

We were not permitted to take pictures anywhere in the hospital on this visit, for privacy reasons and because this was a single private delivery. I want to thank all the knitters that made it possible for Nolan to receive this blanket. Hugs to you all!