I had my appointment at the travel clinic to prepare for my Costa Rica trip in February with Habitat for Humanity and got 4 shots – 2 in each shoulder. I’m not sure which ones they put in each arm but the left one hurts the most.
In addition to that appointment I had 5 other stops to make and I cheated … I’m still supposed to be wearing my aircast except for a little around the house but with all the stops and all the snow and ice I decided to wear my snow boots. They come up over my ankle and I feel more stable in them. Plus taking that cast on and off twice for every stop was just too much!
I’ll make up for it by sitting with my leg elevated while I knit tonight!
We had a nice party for Mom and Ann’s birthdays – they liked their shawls and Ann liked her quilt. I didn’t get any photos because I was too busy fixing food and cleaning up during the party.
Today we put some flowers on Dad’s grave. Tomorrow is his birthday and Wednesday the 25th anniversary of his death.
It’s a rainy day so we’ll stay inside and knit and crochet this afternoon.
Thank you all for your prayers, comments, and emails about Chesty. I’m traveling the next few days so while I might not be able to respond individually, I appreciate everyone’s concern and support.
We had snow yesterday and I kind of hate to leave this winter wonderland but the temp this morning when I left the house was 6 degrees and falling … Burr!
I’m loving this little blanket. Fun to knit but easy too. The perfect travel project.
Chesty was evaluated today at the university and does not need any further treatment. They’re going to watch him every 3 months for now and the 2nd lump turned out to be a benign fatty tumor. He’s happy to have his stitches out and all his activity restrictions lifted.
It’s been a stressful few weeks and I’m ready to relax and knit tonight.
I have a couple One Skein books and have to admit most of the patterns don’t appeal to me but I had an email from Amazon with this One Skein Lace book for $2.99 for the Kindle version and I had to buy it after taking a look. There are several projects at a glance that I’d like to do. These are 5 of my favorites … Did you see the $2.99 for the kindle book? What a bargain!
I’m just now starting to buy some knitting books for the Kindle but I only use them on the iPad which is kind of funny because I read ALL my ‘regular’ books on the Kindle. With Kindle knitting books, I can snap a photo of a page and convert it to a PDF and use it in my knitting app (JKnitHD)
My November goals weren’t very ambitious considering I had planned to spend the bulk of my time cleaning and decluttering and replacing carpet and a couple furniture pieces. I didn’t plan on the fractured ankle or Chesty’s surgery so I’m pretty happy I got most of the list accomplished. I still need to bind November’s UFO and I’ll get that done this month.
Decembers goals are light too but there will be no more quilting this week and then I’ll be at Mom’s. We have Chris and his family for a week at Christmas too and with Rae here I don’t expect to get anything done. I’d planned to spend the last week decluttering in the sewing room but that didn’t happen. I will have to straighten it enough for the kids to use it for their suitcases which means clearing off all the surfaces. I use both the downstairs family room and our second bedroom for my quilting so on the rare occasions we have company, they have to sleep in our living room. Obviously Chris and Becky don’t mind because they keep visiting us.
Straighten up the sewing room
Bind November’s UFO
Knit Pine Forest Baby Blanket
Quilt and bind December’s UFO
Finish string Rail Fence blocks
Quilt MaryAnn’s top
✔️Quilt Ann’s top – finished up 12/2
❌Quilt and bind November’s UFO – quilted not bound
✔️Finish knitting hitchhiker shawl
✔️Finish Ripple Afghan
✔️Block Ann’s shawl
✔️Pull and piece backs for 5 tops
✔️Started string rail fence blocks
Considering how slow I was to knit my Hitchhiker scarf I was kind of surprised at how anxious I was to cast on another project. Of course, I’m traveling later this week and I always like to have a project with me … and in this case I wanted something easy.
I’ve had this baby afghan in my queue for a while and it’s an easy 7 stitch repeat, 4 row pattern. I using Cascade 220 superwash yarn for the first time. I’d bought it on sale and then wasn’t sure I liked it but it will work fine for this project. I snapped the photo at midnight so the color is off…it’s a bright magenta.
The pattern is really cute and it’s free so check out the link above.