Monday, July 23, 2007

On the road again

That's what we did this past weekend. We drove to Vancouver to bring John's dad the remainder of his necessities. We didn't want to, but we had little choice.

Almost two weeks ago, we put him on the bus to Vancouver so he could visit his neice and his lady friend, for three days. He was to return that Saturday. Instead, we got a call informing us that he was all settled in to his new home, an assisted living facility. Now, we knew that was going to happen at some point. At this point, however, the intention was that he go there, check it out, and, if it was favourable, he was to put a deposit down in order to hold his place, come back here to make all the arrangements and we would move him down. That didn't happen.

Instead, he was there with three days worth of clothing and all moved in. Last week, we got a desperate call from him. He had no clothes left to wear and he wanted some of his things. So, that's what we did this weekend.

Thankfully, we also had some time to spend with my father and some of my family. I got to visit with one of my sisters and her husband, my son and his partner, who are expecting a child sometime within the next few weeks (my 6th grandchild), a couple of their kids, my daughter and granddaughter, one of my nephews, and spending a couple of nights at my mother's. All in all, it was a busy but good weekend.

I did take along a small project to work on during the drive there (4 hours, approximately). I started a little pullover for the soon-to-be-born grandchild.

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The pattern is from the latest Knit Simple, a magazine that a co-worker brought in. There was nothing else in the magazine that appealed to me, so I just made a copy of the pattern for myself.

The yarn I'm using is Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino on 3.25 mm needles. Normally, I would be using straight needles, but because I knew I'd be working on it in the car, I decided to go with ciruculars instead. I'm just past the armhole shaping on both the front and the back. The green that I chose would be suitable for either a boy or a girl, which is why I chose it. Apparently, the baby is a little boy and with the colouring of his parents, I would say that this shade of green will look pretty good on him.

Now, however, I should be on my way to work. Unfortunately, I have to go to the hairdresser's instead. I'll explain in another post. Let's just say I've had a hair emergency.

Get ready for a chuckle at my expense. *sigh*

1 comment:

  1. Rut RO!!! What did you do, Ev?

    I don't mean to pick but maybe it's time to update your "about me" section where it says grandmother of three??? Great sweater though - I love the color.