Monday, July 28, 2008

Taking time To Breathe

Hi all. Long time no blog. Hubby was in the hospital again last week. He had an infection in his blood. He went in Late Tuesday night--I guess it was really Early Wed. morning. But they have determined the bug and what will kill it so he is home and able to take oral antibioitics instead of IV ones. I am grateful for the small things. And the big things. His cardiac status is good for now. I had my 17 year old grandaughter the night he went in. Took her to a drama camp at Hiram College that she had been invited to attend. Dave and I got to go to her final performace--it was a vaudeville show. All the kids were great in it. She played Gracie Allen ya know with George Burns. Unless you are older like me you might not remember them. She, of course, was great.

Well, now I will tell you about the above bag. It is the Everlasting Bagstopper from Knitty. I made it for the Bag a Month group that I belong to on Ravelry. It is made from Sugar and Cream dark beige cotton. Very quick knit. Designed to use as a shopping bag, but makes a great beach bag. Happy Knitting!!

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Another Contest

Run to Good Coffee, Puppies, and Knitting for a great and easy contest. she has some great prizes and a really nice blog.

Friday, July 4, 2008

There Really Was Some Knitting

Yes there really was some knitting--just not much time for blogging. Hubby is doing better. Saw the nurse practitioner yesterday and he does seem to be in a normal heart rhythm with a much lower rate and is not holding water. He has not had the need to take the as needed lasix and that is good. They also decreased his amiodarone dose to 4oo mg. daily. That is the good news. He will see the doc in 4 to 6 weeks and we will go from there. Thanks again for all the healing thoughts and prayers, they were truly appreciated.

The scarf is the Irish Hiking Scarf made with Red Heart Soft Yarn in the color off white on size #9 needles. The third one I've made. The pattern can be found here. I made most of this while sitting with hubby in hospital.

Then there is the lacy round dishcloth. I had previously made a white one. I did this one at home while hubby was in the hospital. I made it from peaches and cream ombre--from a 16 oz. cone so there is plenty left. I have forgotten the colorway and the label is long lost. The pattern can be found here.

And last but not least. I worked on these socks in the evenings while he was in the hospital and finished them shortly after he came home. The are the 56 stitch 56 row sock from Chic Knits. I do modify the pattern somewhat. The pattern can be found here. They are made with Plymout Sockotta sock yarn The Italian Collection in color # 363.

So, you see we always make some use of down time--even though it isn't much. Hopefully tomorrow I will be able to read some blogs and comment. I sure have missed doing that. This week was really busy. I hope to see some of my family next week. Happy knitting.