In Recompense

You may have noticed that I haven’t posted anything in several weeks. It turns out that my travels, teaching, and designing have kept me running all summer. I think I may have bit off a little more than I can chew and I’ve been struggling to meet my deadlines.

To top it off, I’ve been back and forth to doctor appointments regarding a growth in my thyroid. The biopsy results reveal Hurthle cells, and all the doctors agree that it should be removed. The good news is that the surgery is straightforward, recovery is quick, thyroid cancer boasts a 90% cure rate. I’m drinking a lot of green detox smoothies (kale, spinach, avocado, apple, lime, ginger, banana, yogurt, and orange juice) to give my immune system a boost before the big day. Still, I might not be back for a while.

green smoothie

In the meantime, you can follow me on Instagram as annbuddknits, or sign up for my monthly newsletter by sending me your email address.

To let you know that I haven’t forgotten you, I want to hold a book raffle. Respond to this email telling me which of my books you’d like (visit for a full listing). I’ll draw a winner Monday, July 11. You can knit while I’m recovering.