And this was from about a block away. Look at that beautiful blue sky.
This is what we’re driving on. This is the street in front of our house. Solid ice about 6 inches deep.
I have made some more mini socks. They take just under 2 hours and I have the pattern memorized so I take these to doctor appointments. I have about 20 done already.
I made a couple more hats for the Veterans and delivered the blankets and hats on Tuesday. Thy were thrilled with everything and said they could also use some “twiddle mitts” so I may be making some of those too.
Miss Piper got a new pet this week. His name is Sam as in “Sam I Am” and he is a beta fish with a beautiful pink castle to live in. She says he really likes his castle. In this picture Sam was still in his bowl from the store while the new fishbowl came to temperature. She really loves him. She has missed Polly so much since she died.
She outgrew the hat I made her last fall so I sent her a new one. I think she likes it too. I also sent her a new eraser for her dry erase board that she uses to play “teacher.” Look at that face. I love, love love this little girl. Dennis says she’s looking like a teenager already.
My newest project is a short sleeve sweater for Piper. It’s looking pretty small but I thought that about Dennis and Alex’s sweaters too. I’m making it in a size 6 but I don’t know....
The pattern is called Olinda by Georgie Hallam. It is a paid for pattern that I bought on (Ravelry). It has both short and long sleeve options and fits sizes newborn to 12 years. It is NOT an intuitive pattern and every row is different. It has been challenging. I sure hope it fits her. If not, we have two great nieces that are just a bit younger than Piper that live near to her, so she can share with her cousins and I’ll make her a bigger size.
The pattern calls for DK weight yarn and I am enjoying it even though it takes a lot of concentration. All of those strands of yarn on the sides are waste yarn that I have the sleeves on for now.
I had 10 more injections in my back on Tuesday. I’m really not sure if they are helping or not. It seems I can only be up and about for an hour or two before the spasms start. I try to remain upbeat about it, but it’s hard not to get discouraged. I wanted so badly to be better by spring and camping season and I’m not sure that’s going to happen. I appreciate each and everyone of you who think of me and pray for me. I know God has a plan for me at this stage in my life and I’m trying to accept whatever it maybe. At least I can still knit/crochet and read your blogs.
I hope you all have a lovely weekend and stay safe and warm if you’re up north and cool and dry if you’re down south.
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11