This week has been a roller coaster ride. My aunt had knee surgery on Monday and Gwensdad is scheduled for oral surgery Friday. But in between my SIL got put in the hospital with scary symptoms, we had no sitter for Gwen on Tuesday night and then today Gwen woke up sick and had to stay home from school.
So far my aunt is home and doing really well, the SIL is going home today but they don’t seem to know exactly what happened to her and Gwen’s on the road to recovery from some mystery crud (with ear infection) that she probably picked up at school. A little much for one week if you ask me.
I put a WIP scarf on hold so I could start this one.
It will be a gift for a co-worker who has helped me many times over the years. It has to be finished in a few weeks so I am working on it every day. I’m using this pattern found on Ravelry. Another Raveler made it with some modifications and was kind enough to share them with me. The yarn is Classic Elite Wool Bamboo which is soft, springy and lovely. The color is much richer than the photo shows. It will look fantastic when it is finished and blocked.
Tuesday was 1/2 price day at the DAV Thrift shop, so I had a great morning of thrifting at that shop and two others nearby. Gwen needs some lightweight pajama pants and will have them as soon as I refashion these adult sized pants to fit her. Why can’t they have cute prints like this in the fabric stores?
Ms. Birdy asked about the Carnival of Green Crafts. A blog carnival is like an online magazine with many bloggers contributing articles on a common subject. Blog carnivals are often hosted on a different blog or website each month. The Carnival of Green Crafts was begun by the authors of Crafting a Green World which includes a wealth of information about renewable and sustainable crafting materials and ideas. I offered to host the Carnival early next year so maybe you will see it here soon.
Gwen has been patient but wants her mama back now. I hope Gwensdad makes it home soon because there is no caffeine in the house!