Thursday, October 08, 2015


We are so glad to be home.  Now to settle in for some sleep, and then maybe some boring normal.     

Wednesday, October 07, 2015


A new stent in an old graft was today's adventure.  My sister is feeling well enough to be grumpy (yeah, she has been in the hospital this week, too) with people.  We have a gremlin in our call button that randomly sends a help request to the nurse, the tech, or even the kitchen. Maintenance has been by a couple of times.  We are all keeping a good sense of humor about it.  We have good reason to hope that we will go home tomorrow.  Access to the innerwebs remains spotty.    

Thank you for sticking with us.  xoxoxoxo

Tuesday, October 06, 2015


Yeah, that hospital wi-fi I was wondering about yesterday?  Not so much.  Some error banned access for everyone, and after that, it has just been slo-o-ow.  While our current adventure is important and consuming for us, telling others is all rather boring, as most medical things are, and we have another day of it tomorrow.  I thought I was going to make it back to the house today, but that didn't happen.  Maybe we'll get better information tomorrow that will give us some answers.  Maybe not.          

So, no picture for today.  You can picture an almost completed Vlad, if you would like.  I managed a few rows.  I'm on the last charts.        

Monday, October 05, 2015


Not every Monday can be a favorite.  We are fine, even though this isn't how we wanted to spend our time.  Maybe we'll see how the wi-fi is flowing tomorrow.  I think it will be another day of waiting, but this time in an area where I can bring some knitting.  

Sunday, October 04, 2015


I promise I did finish this yarn, and during the Tour, even, but I just haven't gotten a picture of it.  Let's see if the promised sunshine of this week makes a difference, eh? 

Saturday, October 03, 2015


You know how it goes.  Your brother vacations in Iceland, he brings you back some yarn, and then he notes with surprise that those are his colors.  Well, I did have a ridiculous idea to make something for everyone for Christmas.  Something about an Icelandic cat of legend, but before I was working the decreases on the first hat, I was over that.  

Anyway, I used the charts from the North Iceland Mittens pattern in Folk Mittens and made this hat for my brother and gave it to him for his birthday today.  It fits, and it even matched the outfit he was wearing.  He declared that it would be the hat to accompany him on his journey to Maine this week.


Friday, October 02, 2015


Well, once I finished the last shawl, it was time to knit another.  I wanted to get back to knitting for the friend I was originally knitting for when my plans changed.  So, once again, I went to the stash.  I really wanted to knit with my Knit Picks Aloft because it felt so lovely, and the color seemed perfect.  However, I have never knit for this person before, and I am not always sure about mohair content for the uninitiated.  I finally decided on some Dream in Color Smooshy in Night Watch.  It was a special skein that had been waiting for the right time, and this plus the colors convinced me that this was the yarn for this shawl.  After that I was searching through Ravelry once again for patterns.  I narrowed it down to two, and then to one--Vlad.  

The knitting has been wonderful.  The yarn is so nice and squooshy.  The stitches are flowing, and I am making great progress.  My new early birthday present is adding to the enjoyment, too.  Brucie bought me this lovely HiyaHiya Sharp Interchangeables.  We're also enjoying a delightful change in the weather, and with a little bit of streaming some quality television/movies I should be done soon.