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Showing posts from July, 2012


Today Jerek had another appointment with the Occupational Health doctor at the Urgent Care building of Luther Midelfort/Mayo Healthcare. His workman's comp check showed up like it was supposed to, and we headed out, making a few stops before we ended up at Walmart in Eau Claire. We were early, and we wanted to cash his check at Walmart anyway.

We piddled around the store until the time came to head over to his 1:20 appointment. I was driving since he's still in a lot of pain, and when everyone was all buckled in I put the key in the ignition and tried to crank her over.

It wouldn't start.

Um. Uh-oh.

First he thought it was something about the oil being low, so he ran back in and bought a quart and poured it in. "Try it now."

Same thing. This time, though, he listened to it as I tried to start it, and as he did he got the face that I know means big trouble.

Do you know the small humming sound a car has when you are going to start it? Do you know what that sound is…


Yesterday I was trying to knit a baby bootie sock. I ended up frogging it. Then I tried to use the same yarn for a baby boy burial gown. Screwed it up. Rippit, Then I started crocheting a baby cap. It didn't turn out either, but not in the way of its earlier amphibian-ized ancestors.

It became a chemo cap instead.

I've never made one of those before. I've thought about it but never actually did it. It was fun. Oh, not quite as speedy as a baby or preemie cap but still fast enough. I used Lily Sugar Babies cotton in "Baby Blue." It's a nice cotton, thinner then the cones at Walmart and it seems softer. Of course, seeing as it calls itself 'baby cotton' it had better be soft!

The hook I used was my pretty turquoise-colored metal hook that it seems like I have had forever, losing now and then but always finding it again so it can help me turn out more useful items.

I plan to call the cancer center at Luther Midelfort today and ask if they would be intere…


I am in another afghan square swap, and this one is going a bit better than the last one. I finished my sixth square today. It looks like this:

As you can tell, it needs blocked and the ends woven in. Right now, though, I can only block one square at a time and one of these squares is currently pinned out.

So the granny will have to wait. I like the fun fur accent though. It's kind of fun. I found some fun fur and eye lash yarn in the stash cart at Yarnology for this project, and when I get the chance I will be checking it out again.

Here are the other blocks I have done:

Not too shabby, I don't think! :D The last two are all blocked and labeled and everything already. You have no idea how much this pleases me. :)

Hopefully I can keep this streak going. I would love to be the first one to be finished and have her squares submitted.

Baby Booties

Hello All!

I have a pattern to share with everyone today. I just knitted these up yesterday, and I thought they might be something others would be interested in.

I've been busy making baby things to donate to Luther Midelfort in Eau Claire, WI. I just made these up on the fly yesterday. Hope you like them, and if you find a mistake leave a comment! :)

You will need:

Bernat Baby Jacquard or comparable baby yarn

Size 7 needles

Tapestry needle


Two stitch markers

Size F or G crochet hook


Gauge: 11 stitches to 2 inches in garter stitch.

These are worked in garter stitch throughout.

Cast on 36 stitches. Knit in garter stitch for the first 6 rows.

Row 1 of shaping: Knit 15 stitches, knit next 2 stitches together. Place marker, knit 2 stitches, knit next 2 stitches together. Place marker. Knit to end of row. (34 stitches)

Row 2 of shaping: Knit 14 stitches, knit next 2 stitches together. Slip marker. Knit 2 sti…