Sunday, November 19, 2006

What A Weekend!!

Well, we made it through the weekend, but it was not a real fun one for my daughter! She continued to spike fevers; get the chills etc.. Took her to the hospital Sunday afternoon and it turns out she has pneumonia with a very low white blood cell count. I'll take her in Monday morning to my hubby's office and they will give her a couple of bags of IV fluids and some IV antibiotic... (that was her alternative instead of spending the night in the hospital....) Hopefully in a few days she will be feeling lots better. A friend of Kirstin's stopped by with these beautiful Gerber Daisys (which are my daughters favorite flower) and a stack of movies to pass the time. A wonderful bright spot in a yucky weekend!

In the meantime, I didn't do much but sit with her; watch movies and knit. Boycotted the kitchen (dear hubby ordered in or cooked all meals :-)!!)

Here's what came off my needles:

The monster clogs. They are as big pre-felted as I thought they'd be!! Here they are next to my clogs.. which are a women's medium!

Felting these should be fun. Next clogs to be cast on will be for my oldest son, who wants brown and pink ones!! (He claims to be a 'trendsetter'. I think he just likes to be different!!)

Also finished and felted my second RunAmokKnotSewHobo bag. I did the small one; added a flap and a couple of Lazy Daisy stitches. Just need to put a snap on the bottom of the flap and it will be ready to carry. I think that I will enjoy this one!

I had started a Ballband Headband awhile ago from the book Knit One, Felt Too and decided it would be a good weekend to finish that up. Need to pick up some velcro and attach that and it will be totally finished. (but, at least it's off my needles...)

Next to get off my needles was a scarf that I started quite awhile back but had run out of yarn. Found more on sale at JoAnns, so got that finished as well. Sumo volunteered to model it for me. OK, so he wasn't exactly a real happy volunteer, but he loves me, so he did it. Doesn't he look handsome?? I would make him a doggy sweater if he wasn't so darn big. (Plus my husband says it would humiliate him!!)

Last thing to be cast off was the second of my Irish Hiking fingerless gloves. This was a first for me to cable and to use the mattress stitch to seam. They are not perfect, but they are done and I know I will wear them quite a bit this winter.

As I said, I boycotted the kitchen this weekend, but spent quite a bit of time thinking about the yummy Garlic Chicken Pizza recipe that I saw on Sheri's Blog over at the Loopy Ewe. (Didn't know which part to link.. so I linked the whole thing!!)

As soon as things settle down and I lift the boycott I am going to make the Garlic Chicken Pizza!!!

Sadly, my poor sock still sits in my knitting bag waiting to be finished. No progress this weekend. It's the only unfinished project I have on my needles after this weekend. I am inspired by The Yarn Harlot who is knitting a sock a day. Quite different from my current goal of a sock a year!!

There is hope. I will be a sock knitter someday. I just know I will!

But I am still a bag-lady at heart. And so, I think I will sign off and go cast on another bag.

Nikko was feeling a bit jealous of Sumo being featured earlier.. so here she is with the yarn for my next bag. It is some Aran Paton's with a Noro colorway that I think will be very beautiful done up together.

Until next time.......

P.S. For those who are interested... The big bowl of cookie dough tipped the scales at 17 pounds 8 ounces. I didn't keep track of exactly how many cookies it made, but it was close to 200!!


meg said...

You sure get a lot done! I am making my first pair of felted clogs for my three year old and just need to figure out how the bumper and the bottom sole stuff all works out...I can't figure out what I am supposed to sew! I, too, have had my mind on that Garlic Chicken. My pan of Caramel Rice getting devoured:)I enjoy your blog. Hope your daughter gets well soon.

Jknits said...

The bag looks great - thank you for sharing it. I'm making one and was planning to add a flap since it's for an aunt who I think would prefer to have a closure. It's nice to see how one looks. I like the flowers you added as well.

TeAntae said...

I know I'm 36 and all wanna adopt me? =)

Bonnie D. said...

Whoa! I need to go nap. You wore me out!

Love the grey bag and headband!

Ang W. said...

Your son may want Pink and brown slippers but our son is home for the week with the doorms locked at Iowa State. Sitting here in his Pink Iowa State shirt, ever since hee left his old high schools wrestling practice today he has been wearing it. He has proudly wore it since he bought it a year and a half ago. While he left his Orange one here since the beginning of the year. Let me tell you he is all boy. Must be pink is back for guys again is all I can figure.

I pray your daughter is well again soon too.

Shelley said...

Wow! That's a lot of cookie dough!!!

And look at all those FO's!! Awesome work! I absolutely love that bag you did. The daisys give it such a nice touch too!

Wow...those clogs are humungous!

Do hope your daughter is feeling much better quickly!

Janice said...

Thanks all!! We just got home from a 24 hours stay in the hospital for IV fluids and antibiotics. She is feeling better...but has quite a ways to go yet!!

Rohanknitter said...

Wow! That's a ton of knitting. All beautiful, too. Hope your daughter is much better soon, poor thing!

AR said...

dang! You are one busy woman! Hope your daughter is all better now.
I love the clogs, and purses, and glovlettes, but those awesome recipes aren't going to help my weight loss. LOL They do look really yummy, though!

Heidi said...

Whoa, just catching up on your blog and I'm sorry about your daughter. I hope she's on her way to recover. It's hard watching your kids suffer!! Love your blue bag, it's absolutely gorgeous!!!!!!!

I still haven't cast on for a pair of clogs for myself, but I see you've become a pro at making them!