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Hello all.

It's been a while, now hasn't it? *Sigh* Sorry. Kinda got busy and off track. First, my computer has crapped out not one, but two different ways. First the battery died, so it will not run unless it is plugged in. This was inconvenient, but nothing I couldn't live with.

Then, when it discovered that hurling that little roadblock at me didn't diminish my zeal for Ravelry (because I'm going to have to be dead for my zeal for Rav to go away) it decided that it no longer liked its memory card and it murdered it.

Voila, no more computer for Rachie.

I have Jerek's now, although of course when he is home it is not really up for grabs. And he was home. From the 6th of June up to yesterday.

Why, you ask? Well, they dropped a 30 foot, 800 pound spray boom on him. That'll lay a guy up for a few days.

He's still in a lot of pain, but, in the words of the doctor, he doesn't need surgery so he has to go back to work.

Everybody all together now: WTH????

In other news, Tiri is crawling everywhere her little heart desires and getting into everything she shouldn't, which is exactly what she should be doing. Her 9 month checkup is tomorrow at 4pm, and (woo-hoo!) there are no shots at this one. She now has teeth, and is working on a few more as we speak.

She can also stand with the best of them now. This was actually about a month ago already. (WOW!)

Soon she will be walking. Then I will buy a leash.

I am still knitting and crocheting. I am making some baby items to take to Luther Middlefort hospital in Eau Claire, WI. They especially are interested in smaller items. :) I can do that! :D

Some FOs:

All of these are for the hospital. There are a few other things as well, and I am still knitting/crocheting away. The pink hat is a bereavement hat, meant to be a keepsake for a mom who miscarries.

Hopefully I'll get to post more soon. :)


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Bernat Baby Jacquard or comparable baby yarn

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Tapestry needle


Two stitch markers

Size F or G crochet hook


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