Monday, August 11, 2008

Lupus can slow down knitting

Lupus flares can stop me from having a good nights sleep but they will not stop knitting. Maybe just slow it down a bit. My hands feel like hot heavy rocks and every joint in my body is at war.

I am not the writer in the family, that's my oldest daughter.
I did find Alison J. Hyde,a knitter with Lupus who writes beautifully. Reading her Blog helps put words to living with Lupus pain. Her knitting, patterns, writting and spirit are an inspiration to all with Lupus.
The Embossed Diamonds is one of her amazing patterns I hope to try.

The first thing I did when I was diagnosed with Lupus was go to the computer to find Lupus Foundation of America. The site is very informative as are Lupus Now and the newsletters I receive.

The Lupus Book by Dr.Daniel J. Wallace still helps me through hard times.


LFA said...

Hey there ... Thank you so much for reaching out to me. My name is Wick Davis and I'm with the Lupus Foundation of America. I'm glad you found our blog. I'm in the process of reaching out to other lupus bloggers. Would you be interested in exchanging links to one another's blog? You can read the LFA blog here I have already added a link to your blog on the LFA blog, in the section called "Lupus Blogs We Read." Have you visited our message boards? You might find a lot of advice, support and encouragement there. You can access them at
I believe there are some threads already there on crafts on hobbies. I know scrapbooking is pretty popular.
I would love to talk more with you. You can reach me at best, Wick

Alison said...

Thank you for the kind words. I need to get Dr. Wallace's updated book: I have the '95 version, so it's gotten pretty old.

--Alison Hyde at (no longer at Blogger, and I can't get Blogger to let go of the dead link)

Anonymous said...

Thanks for you post. It is always nice to hear from someone else in my shoes!

Anonymous said...

From a fellow knitter with lupus, it's nice to see your blog. Thanks for contacting me. I love seeing your projects. Your knitting is beautiful, and I see your taste is similar to mine. Guess I'm going to have to buy the second Big Girl Knits. That jacket is brilliant!