November 28th, 2008
Here it is! All done and waiting for some tiny little child going through chemo to love it. I say tiny because it is much smaller than i thought it would be….it barely fits Emmet! It should fit a girl toddler pretty well, i think. Picking up the stitches along the bottom was easier than i thought it would be! And kinda fun!
And here we are Thanksgiving Day. we had a great time at Noonan’s house and it was cool to watch Emmet play with Abby and Madelyn. The last picture is my favorite. Sooo funny!
November 26th, 2008
PHEW! Not only did it somehow all come together, but it looks GOOD!
Now comes adding on the brim. I have to pick up the stitches along the bottom. I have no idea how to do that but i am at work and i have Lucy here and Knittinghelp.com so between them both, i think i should be able to do this.
November 26th, 2008
Ok. This may look like a twisted knitting science experiment. But this is the chemo hat i’m making. LUCY I NEED YOU!!! If you remember correctly, i started out on wooden circulars that broke and i had to start over with new aluminum ones and everything was great until the rows started getting way too tight on the circular….i knew what had to be done but i don’t own double pointed needles yet! But then i thought maybe i could add one of the broken off wooden pieces to sort of form dpn’s…then that wasn’t enough so i had to use the other broken piece but then a crochet needle was adopted into the mix because nothing is working the way it should and i’m confused and scared of this monster i’ve created and i don’t even know if it might be too fragile to transport to work tomorrow and i need Lucy’s help! What a mess.
I’m feeling much better physically though, thank you very much. The antibiotics are working and i only have a minor cough now. Maybe this hat could use some Z-Pak….it worked for me!!
November 24th, 2008
…but the antibiotics are helping. Turns out i had Bronchitis. So this weekend was low key; lots of coughing and knitting and hanging out on the couch. I finally started knitting the chemo hat…i had tiny circular needles that were just the right size and i started Saturday and the pattern said to knit up 4 inches before decreasing and i got about 3 inches done when the circular needle broke!!! And it pulled out a couple of rows of stitches too! AAAck! i tried, but it was unfixable. So i went to A.C. Moore and bought some aluminum circular needles and started all over again!
November 20th, 2008
I am sick. I have a crazy sore throat, cough, runny nose, headache….the whole shebang. I wish i was sitting at home, sticks in my hands, yarn in my lap, but i’m at work till 12. And when i’m done, i will go to the dentist to have a cavity filled. That may be one of the worst things in the world. This is not a happy day. Does anyone feel sorry for me???
Last night i worked a bit more on the snowflake scarf…i finally know who it will be for. And then i worked on the afghan i’m making for my mother-in-law. I have a feeling there’s no way in hell it’s going to be done before Christmas, but i’m still going to try! I would post a picture but i don’t want her to see it!