This is me on the beautiful (sometimes) Oregon coast!

Some of the hats I made for Caps for a Cure (chemo caps)

I made this table runner for a niece that was getting married. I also designed the pattern.


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Hi, I'm Dodie in real life. My dh named me Yarnwench when I decided to open a yarn shop. I've been a knitter and crocheter almost all of my life. I'm also a military wife and archaeologist who moved with her husband. I've seen a lot of the world but am retired now as is my dh, from the military. He now works for the county as a Veteran's Services Officer.

Over the last 7 years or so I've developed stenololisthosis in my neck and the lumbar region of my back which is now causing excruciating pain every day unless I take LOTS of pain medication. My doctor and I are trying to figure out what is wrong as now the pain is in my pelvic area and is so bad I can only walk a few steps. But, now that I'm a SP I'm sure I'll get the support (besides the support of my dh who is my main caregiver and absolutely wonderful) I need.

Member Since: 7/26/2008

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My Goals:
I will knit a tablecloth for both my step son and my youngest daughter.

To heal my neck and back and get back to a real life instead of pain, pain, pain!

I will to lose about 60 lbs.

My Program:
1. I am looking for a good knitting pattern for the tablecloths and should have one in about a month.

2. CAT scan on Tues, then back to the neurosurgeon to get authorization from Insurance to have surgeries.

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I currently live in South Beach, Oregon.

I'm 66 years old and have been married for 30 years. My husband is my best friend and my caregiver and a very good one if I must say so myself!

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I'm a big Science Fiction and Science Fact fan. I've been reading SF since before it became popular about '55 or so.

I am between an intermediate and advanced knitter. Am working on being an advanced knitter. This is another passion.

My favorite movie is Dr. Strangelove or How I learned to love the bomb.

My favorite book is anything by the Dalai Lama.

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