Friday, February 29, 2008

Extra Day!!

If this is an extra day that we've been given, wouldn't it be nice to stay in bed all day, read, knit. Did someone say knit!! yEA!! It is snowing here again, several inches expected, but it is very slippery. I am soooo ready for spring. Trying to finish some socks, ready to turn the heel, which is not hard, just always put it off, but once I turn, the heel is so quick. Need to finish my purse, have it all knitted, lining cut, just need to assemble. It's been that way for a month. Our son is finally back to school full time. Comes home kind of tired, still naps some, but his incision is almost all closed up. Been a long month though.
Started teaching my first Precept class yesterday. How exciting!! I have 12 people in the class, which is good and all but two have never done Precept before. We are doing Titus. Then we will be going straight into Ruth. I just love it when I see people getting this excited about digging into God's Word. The truths you can find, even in familiar scripture, is amazing. If you've never tried this method of study, I would challenge you to find a class near you, or leave me a comment, and perhaps I can help you find a class. You'll discover scripture like never before....promise!!
Had an interesting thing happen this past week, one of my LYS had a building explode behind it b/c of a gas leak. Luckily no one was killed, and the LYS walked away with not even any smoke damage. I haven't been there for a few months, but I love the store. It is called City Knitting, in Easttown, in Grand Rapids. Wonderful store and people. If you are on Ravelry, they have a group by the same name, look them up. Those of us who love the store are very thankful that they were not hurt or lost everything. Please pray for several business owners who did lose everything. Guess that's about it. I promise I am working on pics. Thanks for visiting.

Sunday, February 17, 2008


Just realized all that has happened since I posted last. Saturday, the 9th of Feb, our son ended up back in the emergency room, with a wound infection. I'll spare you the gory details, but we were all pretty shaken up, and our thanks to Dr. Pete for giving us call ahead seating at the emergency room. This visit was more tramatic for our son, the doctor had to open his wound, and we have to pack it twice a day with wet gauze. It causes alot of pain, but should get better. The wound will have to heal from the inside out, instead of the other way around. Thanks to two "angel" nurses from church, who came this past week and did it for me. I am doing it now, it isn't the goriness, its causing your child pain that is very difficult. He is going to try a 1/2 day of school tomorrow, so keep him in your prayers. Thanks. Knitting has been productive. A little boring, as I am making the nurses (7) all the same facecloth. The pattern is from Foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. She is listed on my sidebar, check out her blog. My dad is from Tennessee, and I have spent alot of time there. Don't tell my yankee husband, but that is where my heart is. By the way, he already knows. :) The pattern, is Lacy Picot Swirl Cloth. Looks like it should be done in the round, but it isn't, very cool how it works up. Very nice pattern and blog. Check her out. After these, I'll get back to my socks. Hopefully before spring comes. Which by the way, I am soooooooo ready for. Could someone please shoot the groundhog. Only kidding, don't believe that anyway. LOL. Hopefully, things will settle down here a little a get back to normal. Not really sure if we ever were, but our normal will work. Hope you have a great week.

Friday, February 8, 2008

Long/Short Week

Really depends on how you look at that one. Seems like I haven't gotten anything done this week, yet I've been so busy, that I haven't gotten anything done. No, that wasn't a typo!! Our son is still on the mend, takes a long time to get his strength back, and were still waiting for things to move. If you've ever had abdominal surgery, you'll know what I mean. I have gotten alot of knitting done. Hard to start long projects around the house, he still requires alot of help. I finished the Mason-Dixon Washcloth, the round one, not the Ballband one. Trying to find something quick for his nurses, but I'm not sure that was it. Really need to concentrate during the first 6 rounds, I'm sure that will get easier everytime I do it, but really the whole pattern takes careful following of the pattern. Hard to get interrupted, and its difficult to tell if or where you might have made a mistake. I have the cute pedal washcloths out of Melanie Falick's Weekend Knitting Book, that I think I'll try. Need to get 5 done by next Friday. Have a good weekend.

Monday, February 4, 2008

Always the Unexpected!

Sorry I havent' posted in a week, our 14 year old son had an emergency apendectomy on Thursday morning at 6:00 a.m. Long story, but he was a sick little guy, and just came home about an hour ago. I have been at the hospital with him, so we are both anxious to sleep in our own beds, with no nurses or doctors coming in at all hours. I do have to say, that his surgeon was fabulous and compassionate(no, those two don't necessarily go together) and the nurses, I just couldn't even say enough about them. They were patient with both of us, and were very supportive. I am exhausted, but did manage to crochet my first scarf. Also have a pair of socks almost ready to turn the heel. Guess that is all for now, don't want to babble too much, not sure this will even make sense after some sleep. God was good, and allowed us to get him to the hospital before it burst, we were close. Still keep him in your prayers, as he continues to recover, and we are praying that his infection, which got into his body, b/c the appendix had perferrated, will not return. Thanks again.