Tuesday, March 18, 2008

knitting news

The soap sack is finished. It doesn't even deserve a special place here... but just as a record there's a picture... I knit it with cotton chenille I bought last year from ebay (a 2 pound cone) that is lighter weight than dishcloth cotton, but I wanted something really soft for dad's skin. Who knows if he'll be back in the apartment to use it. The poor guy. Now they're talking of doing a bone marrow test on him because of his unexplained anemia (ouch... I've heard they really hurt) and he's very confused a lot of the time. It looks like when he gets out of the hospital, they'll put him in the PCU at the Village... it's not far from the apartment, so mom can scoot down there and visit as much as she'd like, but still.... it's really depressing me.

The weekly KAL for dishcloths at ravelry was the garterlac. I've always wanted to try it. I'm not too happy with how mine turned out. I think I goofed up the picking up of stitches to make the new squares and triangles. Oh well... It's only gonna warsh dishes, right?

Pattern: Garterlac Dishcloth
Yarn: Bernat Handicrafter cotton
Color: Beach Ball Blue
Needle: US 7

Saturday evening, I visited my folks. Dad is still in the hospital, but I took the vest back down to try it on him. the man has unusually deep arms... from armpit to shoulder. I have to rip back both shoulders and make the armhole deeper. My mom says that that part of his body matches his ears.. she could have a point! Mom is enjoying her shawl and the attention that it draws. The ladies at the village really like it, so she's very happy and so am I!

I brought back the chicken and the cut glass bowl from my grandma's house (they were her mothers) as well as some loaf pans and tiered cake pans... never know when they could come in handy. Soon the auction house will go through the stuff to see what they feel they can sell.

I must go to bed.. I'm very very tired these days. Thanks for all your prayers.

Happy crafting and tell your family and friends you love them!


Violiknit said...

Cute soapsack and very nice garterlac! I had a really hard time getting all the points to look neat on that one... Hope your father feels better soon.


I like the dishcloth.
Show us the vest!!!!!