Laura's Knitting Blog

This is the place I post pictures and information on my various fiber hobbies.

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

fingerless mitts

Anyone have a good, easy, quick to knit pattern for fingerless mitts? My hands get so cold, especially in class, but I need my fingers free! Unfortunately my knitting time had to be greatly reduced, due to both time and physical constraints, so I need a pattern that is fairly easy. I may have found one on, but I wanted to see if anyone else knew of a good pattern they'd tried. Thanks!

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Well we've started the process of applying for disability. We met with a lawyer yesterday, after my doc suggested it last week. I just can't be a full time student right now, but if I'm not full time then I'll lose my health insurance, and I'll age out soon anyway. Even though I have put in enough credits to get disability, it won't be much since I've only worked for 5 years. I guess I'll qualify for SSI, which would provide me with Medicaid. Also, with disability I'll qualify for vocational rehabilitation, which would help pay for school. It's hard enough to pay medical bills, add tuition and it's just crazy! It was all very confusing, but something has to be done. We'll see how long this takes, and how many times I have to apply before I'm approved. Please pray for me! I've been hesitant to do this but my doctor said to just look at it not as "giving in" to the RA, but rather doing what I need to do for now so that I can eventually fight the RA.

To end with a positive note, I have been blessed with an amazing family and best friend. My mom helps me get ready and takes me to class, most days. I can still drive, just not for long periods of time, or in heavy traffic that requires me to break and gas a lot. Fortunately my car is very sensitive, easy to steer and push the pedals. Unfortunately parking is awful on campus, even with disability parking, so my mom takes me. My dear friend Katie has been a blessing as well, understanding that a "night out" for me right now means sitting on her couch and watching a movie in pjs. Thank God for such wonderful people in my life.

Hopefully I can finally get some sleep.

Friday, September 15, 2006

Ugh, I had no idea I'd need to understand HTML to use blogger. I can't figure out the coding to put links in, or buttons. I'd like to have links to other blogs that I read on my sidebar, but I can't figure it out! Maybe I need to try a new template, does anyone know of a good template that is easy to work with? Blogger tells you how to edit your link list, but I can't even find the link list on this template!

Monday, September 11, 2006

I'm going to make a tea cosy from the Kureyon Kosy pattern on! My teapot doesn't stay warm very long, and fall is coming!!! My secret pal from SP8 sent me this beautiful yarn, it's Noro Kureyon but I took the ball band off to show off the colors. In case you can't see, it has pretty reds, greens, purples, and blues.

It's hard to believe Christmas is on it's way, I've got to get to work! I've got one Christmas present finished, a felted purse for my cousin Amy. I'd like to make homemade chirstmas cards too, but that will depend on my arthritis. We are currently going through a battle for disability, and I'm having to cut back on my classes. I found out today I have bronchitis, and my fever is 102.1 so hopefully this post makes sense!

Saturday, September 09, 2006

I don't know why, but this is my third post and only my first one has showed up on my blog. I guess I'll see if this one shows up...

Thursday, September 07, 2006


I'm participating in Knitter's Tea Swap 2!!! Hopefully this weekend I can figure out the whole button thing, but right now I have to go study for a quiz!

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

New Account!

I've created a blogger account! I'll be using this for all future knitting swaps and knitting posts. I will copy/paste my non knitting posts to my xanga account. If you would like to read my posts up to today, you can access them at