Thursday, December 29, 2011
On the fourth day...
This morning I was up bright and early to take Geoffrey for an eye doctor appointment and then back to campus (sad face). All four of the kids and I had some good lunch on the way. That was fun.
He recovered incredibly well from surgery, and I thank you for your abundant prayers. To think we had been putting this off for years... thinking it would be so terribly hard for him. I had heard nightmarish stories of adult tonsillectomies. Luckily his doctor was persistent (insistent). Now that it's over, he is very pleased to have done it. I'll tell you a little secret -- he truly believes (as do I to some degree) that his rapid recovery is due partly to a "magic" oil I discovered called Tamanu. It is primarily used for skin ailments, but after reading that it had been known to help sore throats (applied to the neck), I bought a small bottle (not inexpensive) and we used it religiously. We both admitted it could have been due to some placibo affect, but it did lessen the pain and I think his scabs healed faster than Faith's. That and prayer...
On the afternoon of this fourth day, I spent a ridiculous amount of time (truly ridiculous) toggling back and forth between the KnitPicks and Ravelry websites. I spent so much time these past two months knitting Christmas gifts, I almost don't know what to do with myself. I eyeballed a few patterns, and ordered a little yarn, and now I have four projects that I can start soon (tomorrow).
First up is a Wimple (dontcha love that word?) that I'm going to knit in KnitPicks Alpaca Cloud in Smoke Heather (I already have the yarn so I don't have to wait). It matches my hair (wink) and I thought it would be nice to wear on snowy days. The yarn is light enough I could also wear it to Latin Mass instead of a veil.
Then, when my yarn arrives, I'm going to knit Faith another Tiny Teaves Cardi in KnitPick's Brava Worsted Rouge. I have became somewhat of a yarn snob, but have confident that if KnitPick's sells it, I'll like it (fingers crossed). Fortunately Faith is not a yarn snob, so even if the knitting experience isn't all I dream of she'll love it because it's pink!
#3-- I started a scarf a couple days ago and didn't have enough black yarn to finish it so I guess it will become something else, namely an afghan for Joshua's bed. I plan to use up scraps of color, crocheted between single rows of black. I can't decide if the rows of color with be single or multiple. Hmmm? Thoughts? Maybe I'll ask Joshua. Nah..... I'll work on this in between other projects or maybe a row a day.
The fourth project I have on the docket is a shawl/wrap for myself. I have one I use in the house but it's rather skimpy (just enough when you have on a flannel nightgown and a quilt on your lap), and I'd like something to throw around myself when I'm running to get Noah from school or just running quick errands in the cold. I hate winter coats, but in Ohio you really can't just go without. Some days are coat, scarf and glove weather, but some you can get away with just a throw. I spent a ridiculous amount of time (I told you) on Ravelry but never found just what I was looking for. I want something rectangular and thick, but no froufrou -- no ruffles and lace. I would like a little texture, however. If you have any ideas, leave me a tip, would ya?
So that's what's up on the fourth day. Are you busy? Planning future projects?