Someone New

We have a brand new, bright light in our life. Max is 8 days old today and after isolating for the last 3 weeks we are so happy to be part of his household. I’m in Nana heaven.20200617_103813 - Copy

I don’t think he knows yet but this little guy has a big job ahead of him. He’s going to keep his parents and his grandparents going over the months to come.20200616_155853 - Copy

If you’ve guessed by seeing the headscarf, you’re right, my daughter Morgan has breast cancer. She found out in early April (yeah, just 2 weeks after the lockdown started) in her 7th month. She started chemo treatments while pregnant, had this little guy and then started treatments again yesterday and will continue into the fall and beyond.

This has been our pandemic, too far away to visit but hey, we’re here now and loving every minute of it.

Have I been knitting like a crazy person? I finished the first prototype of this new scarf and a matching shawl, 3 baby sweaters and a baby wrap with letters, a pair of socks and a sweater for my daughter which she can’t wear until the fall but I just really needed to knit her something. I started a summer sweater, ripped it out and started again. I cut large chunks off 2 more sweaters (a destructive phase, short but felt good) and … I’m sure I’ve missed something because there was more.20200616_122301 - Copy

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Knitting has helped me through these last months and I hope your knitting is helping you too. Cheers and hope you are all doing well and enjoying the sunshine,

Deb

Any Gauge and Gauge-free patterns by Deb

Cabin Fever No-Sew patterns by Deb and Lyn

Author: debgemmellmods

I'm a Knitter. The capital K means every day, everywhere. I'm co-owner of Cabin Fever with my sister Lyn. We have published over 100 patterns and 11 books. I'm also working on a new set of patterns for Any Gauge knitting. Dive into your stash and cast on for a Top Down sweater that fits, or an accessory to use up those odd balls of yarn.

28 thoughts on “Someone New”

    1. Thank you for the picture he is adorable and will bring so much joy to all of you, my prayers continue for your daughter, sending hugs from Lori as well

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  1. Hi Deb. Congratulations on your new joy. He is absolutely adorable. They sure bring to anyone’s family. Congratulations again. Hugs Betty Hughes❤️❤️❤️
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  2. Thanks for sharing Deb! We had no idea. So glad you are blessed with a beautiful grandson & the strength of Morgan is beyond words.
    Give our love to Morgan, and sending positive thoughts for a speedy recovery. Hugs to you & Paul.

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  3. He’s so beautiful, Deb. You must be having so many feelings clashing around with one another. Hope and fear and love. I wish and hope for the very best for all of your family. What a time. Gayle

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    1. Yes, what a time indeed. That about sums it up. It’s so much better to be here and see Morgan and now this wonderful little boy.

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    1. Thanks Peggy. They are an amazing couple, coping so well I marvel at them. Lots more to come of course so we’re standing by.

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  4. Grandchildren are so much fun. As grandparents we can enjoy them so much.Congratulations, Deb. He is absolutely the cutest. I am sorry to hear about Morgan but I am glad that it was caught and that she was able to start treatment. My thoughts are with you and your family. Enjoy every moment with Max!

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  5. Congratulations on the new grandchild. Mine are no longer babies being from 18 to 21 but they are still special. Now they call to discuss politics, school, etc. Hope your daughter can say in 17 years that she is cancer free like I am today after breast cancer in 2013.

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