Friday, March 5, 2010

The Yarnarian brings you the good news and the good news!

Well here's the good news: Yesterday we had a Mommie medical crisis. You have to understand that anytime something medical happens with a fragile 95 year old lady, it's a medical crisis. You and I would brush these things off and get on with it. But at her age, you don't mess around. So yesterday, her residence called to say that we had something going on here. We were lucky to get a doctor's appointment, and off we went for the usual 4-5 hour activity. The end result is that we think we're OK. Just to make sure, she needs a CAT scan, but the feeling is that she's fine. Phew, relief. And I called this morning, and everything is OK.

The next good news is a lovely new shawlette I've just done. I was going to write up the pattern yesterday, but the Mommie took precedence, and I'm truly zonked today, so probably next week. Then I need it tested, and then we're good to go.

The shawl is called "Lili's Shawl" after our youngest grandkid, Little Lili. Poor Little Lili doesn't have any yarn named after her yet, and she is just about the most adorable, cutest, silliest baby/toddler around. She is the epitome of a one year old. No arguments here from moms and grammies: She is #1! And I can say this after 4 previous grands. Mind you, they were all #1 when they were her age, but since she's the latest and possibly the last of the grands, she wins that title. So here is Lili's Shawl:

I have lots more pics, but I just want to tantalize you today. Lili's Shawl looks deceptively mindless, and it is easy knitting (well from my point of view), but she has some neat knitty things going on: upside down pattern, blank spaces on the chart, faggoting border, cute edging, different row counts. Hah! And she is most delicious to hug and cuddle with, just like Little Lili. The only thing that she doesn't do is put things in her mouth. I leave that to Little Lili herself.

Now I need to design something for each of the other 4. Poor Benster has nothing at all named after him. Like a 4 year-old boy cares. This kid is like all the Katzenjammer kids rolled into one. A veritable Dennis the Menace, with a smile that will totally melt you and a personality to boot. He's a sketch. Have I ever told you how much the Hubbo and I like being Grands?

And now I'm going to take today off. I'm good in medical crises, but afterward, I collapse, and yesterday was scary. So today, I'm starting another project, a secret one at the moment. Secret because even I don't exactly know what I'm doing. It'll be another shawl, but something very unusual, I hope. I have these ideas in my head, and I need to see if they work out.

Have a lovely weekend. I'm going to try out my ideas.

itsJUSTme-wendy - When I heard that my stepdaughter was pregnant, I immediately started knitting a bunch of goodies. 2 years later, my daughter got pregnant, and I went into knitting overdrive again. This time, I made outfits from size 3 months all the way up to 2 years, and Miss P wore those sweaters forever. And that was that! I think the other 3 each got a Baby Surprise Jacket, but I was baby sweatered out. And now the kids don't want to wear sweaters. So go enjoy the knitting when it all happens. I think I knitted maybe 20 sweaters in total, plus the BSJ and assorted blankies. It was a lot of fun.

shortoldlady - You have to learn how to fudge when you are off a stitch or two. I swear I'm going to write a book called "The Fudge Factor", and then all the world will learn how to do this. Not the greatest idea when it comes to precision machinery or medicine, but for knitting and cooking, yep, fudging is fun.

Henya - Elder care is very interesting. It's not child care, and yet there are similar components. The Mommie is just fine and we do think this was just a scratch that caused the bleeding.


itsJUSTme-wendy said...

Phew! Glad the mommie is OK!
That shawl is adorable!!!!!! I think when you get the pattern all set I might want that one.

I am 47, my daughter - 21 and I can't wait till i am a grandma!!! Well, I CAN wait, she is not married yet, LOL, and I am not rushing things believe me, but I can't wait!
All that baby knitting!!! I told her I am just going to start knitting baby things now. Did you do that? Did you start knitting baby things before, just to have a stash? Am I crazy?

shortoldlady said...

Glad to hear all is well. Sounds like where your mother is at is on the beam! Take care of yourself. That shawl is adorable. Guess I'd better get myself straight on the one I'm doing so this one can be in the queue!

Henya said...

Good thing your Mom is OK. I know the feeling well. Also my GM is "only" 88 every little thing has a potential to become a big thing.
The shawl is so pretty. Very lovely colors too.

Caryn said...

So love the colors-I'm such a cool colors gal anyway. I'd test it out for you in a heartbeat, being a lace-head and all. Glad to hear the mommie's ok-my dad's still in the hospital with no dx-he's been there 7 full days now. The joys of a sandwich generation.


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