The Blues

(We are now up to 4 times trying to get this posted. Good thing on the second try I selected all and copied it. aaaaaaarrrrrrggggggghhhhhh)

I just had a whole huge post & boom, it’s gone. That has been happening a lot lately on this host. That makes me rather angry but I will just repost the pictures without so much editorial.

Yesterday I went to Michaels and they had new knit bags. I used my 40% coupon on one & here it is!

And there was a sock pouch also, so I got one. It is just what I have been looking for in a sock pouch. No crazy fabrics, ugly colors. Just simple brown with a clip & drawstring. It’s also big enough to hold 2 socks at once with both balls of yarn. I will cast on & take a pic of the project in there soon.

I like them a lot!

Also, I finished the woolease Granny Square blanket. It’s about 36″ by 36″. Just big enough for a baby. It’ll get put away until one comes along that needs it (winkwinknudgenudgeAli).

Once that was done on Saturday night I decided to pick up the Mystery Stole. I got through all of Chart E yesterday and am pretty pleased. It’s a lot of Cat’s Paw so it wasn’t too terribly hard to do. Just a lot of rows. Chart F is more of the same so I am hoping to get it finished today/tonight. I would like to be done with all of clue’s 4 & 5 by Friday so I am all caught up for clue 6.

Oh, I made George take some pics of me in the Bedjacket, not too pleased with the pictures but oh how I love that sweater!

I used a vintage style button that is the shape of a lady’s head with her hair flowing. I will try to get a good picture of it closeup. I love it, very vintage and feminine.
After wearing the sweater most of the day yesterday I will say it needs a good steam blocking in a few places to behave while it’s being worn. Overall, it was a great first day out!

And, one last thing. Please pray or send your good thoughts our way today. George just checked himself into the ER with high blood sugar (hovering around 400 for those of you in the know) and his insulin just isn’t bringing it down. I have a feeling it’s just a matter of dehydration. They will hook him up to an IV and get him all wet again. They will also drill into his head the importance of overhydrating. I actually don’t think he could ever be overhydrated with the meds he’s on & his diabetes. He very rarely even needs to take his insulin. Diet & exercise have taken care of it. But this past week I think he just slowly became dehydrated. I will start riding him again & make sure he’s being a good boy drinking his H2o.


0 responses to “The Blues

  1. I freakin’ love that knit bag!! Are there fun pockets and holders on the inside? I looked on Michaels website to see if it would show… It didn’t. It looks like there are some fun fabrics in that line. Nice!

    Bedjacket? Two thumbs up. I think you chose the perfect button for it.

    I love your mystery stole. 🙂


  2. I love that sweater & thanks for the addition to the hope chest (shh) 😉 Please give George our love & if you need me to come down there & give him what for, you know where to find me!


  3. The other colorway that they had was a large floral print with the same cream, green & brown but also a dark red mixed in. Very nice! I hope they get more in too. THere was a large tote bag and needle cases as well. Very decently priced, the bag I got was $24.99-40%. Not too shabby!

    There are lots of pockets inside but not too many & not item specific which means it will hold a lot of stuff & that’s what I’m always looking for!


  4. If you only knew how much baby stuff I have set aside for whomever pops one out first! And, all genders are welcome, although I tend to knit on the fem side of things. Maybe some fun boy babe knits should be in the lineup, hmmmm….gotta think on that one….


  5. Why thank you very much Melinda!

    It was a fun knit and a nice distraction from the lacework on the mystery stole.


  6. First – my best to George and hope everything gets under control. He is lucky to have the knitting community praying for him! Second – Love the jacket and the blankie.


  7. Know that George is in our prayers and let him know that I’ll give him the what for if he doesn’t behave! We love and miss you. And the bedjacket…just gorgeous and so you. Have you let your hair get long again?!? Oh how we need to see each other more often! I love the knitting bag, and need a place for all those newly acquired needles… I’m going to stick with this until i get it figured out (and checking out the brand new yarn shop in town today too…).Love you, and George!


  8. Oh it’s so pretty! It really suits you, the way is fits. Good luck with reminding the spouse to keep good habits. 🙂