Saturday, June 06, 2009

Knitting and News... not good news

I'm not sure where to start today. Maybe the knitting... it's not foremost on my mind at the moment, but it's a place to start. 

I HAVE worked on the Ropes & Picots cardi a little bit, but, while going through my stash looking for the already wound ball of Knitpicks Gloss laceweight yarn for the Estonian Garden Wrap, I came across a bag of Lerici Fein in a lovely orange sherbet shade of orange. There's enough for a garment for me. And, I had the perfect pattern in mind for it. It didn't go back into the stash closet. It will become this...

Yes, I know, I really should finish something before I start something else. But where's the fun in that? The yarn, incidentally, is a 55% cotton, 45% acrylic blend and is so soft and comfy and it will go beautifully with the fabric I picked up at the thrift store, with which I'll be making myself a summer shirt (yes, I sew, too... just not often). I never did find that ball of laceweight yarn.

Below is a progress shot of the Podcast sweater. By next week, I'll have it ready for the next step. If you're following along with the podcast, next week we'll be talking about the sleeves and getting ready for joining the whole thing together.

There's one more small project on the go, but I won't tell you anything about it just yet. It will be one of the clips in next week's podcast and I'll tell you more about it, with pictures, then. I will tell you that it is something that I intend to enter into the Armstrong Fair (Interior Provincial Exhibition) later this summer. At the moment, there isn't much to photograph, but it already has a story. You'll just have to tune in next week. :)

On to other things. Last night, and today, my grandson Ethan (4 months old) is very much in our thoughts. Yesterday, he was admitted to hospital with (as my daughter described it) "seizure-like episodes". Ethan and my daughter spent a stressful night in the hospital where he's had blood drawn, urinalysis and other tests done. Today, he's scheduled for an ultrasound on his brain, which they can do because the fontanelles haven't closed yet. If necessary, he may be sent to BC Children's Hospital in Vancouver for a CT scan. 

So far, apparently, he's had a total of 4 of these episodes, each farther apart than the previous one (which I would think is a good thing). According to my daughter, the "seizures" are fairly mild, involving his head only... like tremors, shaking. They are, of course, worrying. 

I'll be calling my daughter again this afternoon and, hopefully, the news will be good. Whatever happens, I'll keep you informed. Do, please, keep Ethan, Kristen and Trinity in your thoughts, your prayers. I know they're in mine constantly.

I was going to write about something else as well, but it really isn't important and I think this is a good place to stop for now. Perhaps I'll put up another post tomorrow, hopefully a more upbeat post.


  1. Evelyn, my thoughts are with you and your family. Here is wishing for good news.

    On the knitting front, the color of your top is gorgeous - orange sorbet indeed.

    <3 <3

  2. So worrying when something like that happens to a such a little person. Hope it turns out that he's fine.


  3. My thoughts are with you and your family. Please keep us informed.
    Hugs to you and yours.

  4. Prayers and good thought going out to you and your daughter and grandkids.

    Fingers crossed too!

  5. prayers and well wishes, Ev. Seizures - mild or severe - are scary things. I hope they are able to figure it out quickly.