Then, another news about my health that requires going in for another exam in 2 months because of some lab result. The nurse on the phone tried to tell me it's likely that it's not huge deal, not to think too much, or Google. Yeah right. How am I suppose to enjoy my summer with this dark cloud looming over. So hating this. I'm doing the best I can not to freak out and not think too much about it. Life is a bit too short to spend so much time on worrying about things that can possibly go wrong. But one thing for sure is my health insurance with $5000 deductible is not going to cover any of the exams.
Well, on the bright side, I had finished a shawl that I really dig.
The yarn was Madelinetosh Tosh Sport in color Astrid Grey and El Greco, with needles US #5. The shawl turned out to be as wide as I'd hoped, 84" x 29" deep.
I don't think I ever designed a shawl using anything heavier than fingering weight. I thought it would go fast, but the texture stitches took more time than I expected. A bit to my surprise, I actually really enjoyed doing stranded colorwork in flat.
Another bright note this summer, we are having the first woman nominated for presidential candidate in US. I cannot hide my enthusiasm for the possibility of first woman president. I know Hillary Clinton may not be some people's choice, but I see in her the resilience, the grit, that I see again and again in women I know throughout my life. She earned my respect as the first lady when she strongly advocated for Universal Healthcare, Perhaps I am older, so yes, a woman candidate still means a lot to me, in spite of the fact that beyond her gender, she is a very qualified candidate.
My birth country, Taiwan, just elected its first woman president who is competent, intelligent. It will be a fantastic day when my adopted country will elect its first woman president.