I had a complete bone scan a few days ago, and a follow-up with an orthopedic physician today -- and got some good news. It appears there aren't any metastases in my right arm. I'm very happy, as of course I don't want any surgery there.
I have put the Gramps Cardi in hibernation for the time being, while I cruise the forums & project pages in Ravelry for some kinda clue about maintaining the cables in the yoke of this little sweater. While it's cooling its heels, I must have some other knitting going on. I finished the knitting for the CAP bracelet bags for the nieces, and don't "feel" the felting just now. So...I dug around in my library, and came up with Nancy Bush's Lacy Estonian Scarf pattern in the Winter 2011 issue of Knitting Traditions. And look! I have several skeins of 100% baby alpaca laceweight yarn, including two that are the same color & dye lot. And over here, I have the 2.5 mm circular needle called for in the pattern. I started & frogged this d^$*#d thing about 12 times before I finally put some sewing thread into a needle, and started putting lifelines every 5th row. Since then, I haven't made any errors that weren't immediately seen & fixable. What magic is there in a lifeline? I don't know, but I'll continue to put them in frequently, and hope the knitting sprites are happy.
I had a call from my sister, with support & love & other good stuff as well as important news. Dear old Dad has been moved into an assisted living facility a few miles from her home. What a relief! She's nearby, and he'll have access to social interaction, and someone will make sure he eats daily and gets his meds. Now, I have some time left before I really must try to go back to work, and Sis is suggesting I travel to her home for a visit. I would like to see Dad. But can I afford to go? I'll have to think about that.