…among the daily travails. Not only is Diva Girl dealing with the medical issue I spoke about last week*, she also took a spill down the stairs. Rushing in socks on wood stairs with laundry basket in hand. Feet went out from under her and down she went on her left elbow. Two hours later we were sure it was broken. But a trip to the Ortho ER showed no break. Thank you God! (My original post made it read like my Mom fell down the stairs, it was DG who fell down the stairs.)
Then by the end of that day Hubster was in the throes of a nasty head cold. Three days later he was finally recovering, but Diva Girl and I came down with it. So we are currently in our 2nd day of the nasty stuff and just wishing for relief from the coughing!
Before all that I was going strong on the knitting, but this weekend the fun of hanging with friends, and the trials, put paid to that. I finally finished 10 rows of knitting on the last sleeve of a baby sweater in time to gift it to the grand-mother, my knitting bud, today at knitting. We were able to find some buttons we liked and I sewed them on before we left. But I did admonish her to wash the sweater and let it block before gifting it. She is going to take the leftover yarn from the sweater and Eli’s Blanket to make a matching hat for her grand-baby, Kellan. Such a cute name!
I used Berroco Vintage Worsted for the sweater. Such a nice yarn and easy care. Perfect for baby things. I have 4 skeins in 3 colors to play with for another boy item. Olive, Dark Teal, and Plum Purple. And just maybe the perfect pattern for the 3 colors?
So I am hoping tomorrow will give me focus and I can restart the shawl I was attempting to knit before all this baby knitting took hold. In picking it up today after the sweater finish I looked the pattern again and saw that was doing a 2 row repeat instead of a 4 row repeat!!! Hmm, seems I do a lot of that lately. Back to the drawing board on that. Not sure if I will restart the one I was doing or change it up. We’ll see. May have to just cast on something else. Maybe Miss Dashwood with the Tosh I bought to make it with? Just maybe, have to wind it, so we’ll see.
*My Mom told me the other day she had severe endometriosis they found when they did surgery on her.