Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Just when you think it is over...

We got a phone call from the CSD lady yesterday. I followed up today via email. This is her reply to that email:

Thank you for your prompt reply by email. I am glad to hear that your little one is doing well. I will be closing this case as unfounded although it is concerning that your child had a prior skull fracture. Please continue caring for your child as you have been although for safety planning purposes please make sure Ayanna is never left unsupervised by an adult. Leaving a baby in care of two other children even momentarily is not the wisest thing to do and I know your mother will make sure this situation does not repeat itself.

I thought this was over, but, I guess not.

I am about half way done with sleeve number two. I am still stuck on Kepler.

Monday, August 28, 2006


I finished sleeve #1 of the blue sweater and started sleeve #2!!! I might actually be able to finish it in time!!! Especially on the drive down and back to Salem for the State Fair. However, (of course) I did something wrong on Kepler, so I will have to rip back a little bit to fix it before I can finish it. I seamed up both sides of the body and both sleeves. I have to make this one repair, then add the sleeves, and do the I-cord neck and then I AM DONE!!! Still might have two sweaters for my birthday. T-10 days and counting!!

I found a perfect Christmas present for the boys!! I found a pattern for a yugioh card holder. I do not own any size 5 dpn, but I cast on for the bottom and finished both bottoms. I will get a set of dpn this weekend, and will have a carry-around-with-me project. However, talk about quick, this project might take an hour each! I am even using stash yarn that I got at a swap.

Let's see... Projects OTN:

Fair Isle vest (worked on this some Saturday while DH was golfing)
Fair Isle sweater for Ayanna (stalled)
Christmas Stockings (stalled - intend to pick up after my bday)
Hedera socks - I am in the leg of sock #1

That might be all!

I will have to start one other Christmas present soon, but I don't know for who, so I don't know what.

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Good news

Malik had his follow-up appointment Monday with his surgeon. While we were at the hospital on Thursday, they mentioned the surgeon's name. She is a neurosurgeon, and since Ayanna's injury was to her head, it was mentioned that they might have her consult. So, when we went to see her on Monday, I thought I'd ask her. My biggest question was, if she had a previous fracture, wouldn't there be some outward sign? It was a hypothetical question. However, when I asked, the dr. said let's go look at her scans. WOW! Ain't technology grand!?! So, we went into another room, and she typed in Ayanna's name and up popped her scans. She then looked them over and said what she saw was consistent with the fall I described. She said if I wanted, I could tell whoever that they could call her and she would tell them they were crazy (my words - not hers).

Then, yesterday, at Ayanna's follow-up with her Primary Care (whom I LOVE), she told me that the CSD specialist said there is no case!!!

Yeah - Crisis averted!!!

Thanks for the good wishes and thoughts!

Monday, August 21, 2006


That is the first thing you need to know. Ayanna had a bit of a spill at my mom's house on Thursday. We took her to the Emergency Room. They thought she had a previous fracture (I think they still think that, but I am not sure). For this, instead of going home near noon (as would have probably happened), we got to stay ALL DAY!! We actually got lucky as they promised us that it would be overnight at a minimum. However, there has been a file opened with the Child Abuse Prevention agency (insert your acronym of choice here). She has a follow-up appointment with her primary care physician tomorrow.


Look what I want to show you!!!

I bought a POUND of wool from a local store (not a LYS, per se). It is 1100 yards!! Regular price is $10!!! I got it on sale for $7.50!!! Knit Picks price for the same yardage would be $17.50! Boy did I score!!! I started knitting on it right away, but ended up pulling it all out. I am trying to figure out if I can make two sweaters from this. The yardage is really close, and I am very hopeful!

My birthday is in two weeks and two days. For this event, I might be able to get TWO sweaters for my birthday. I have finished knitting Kepler and blocking and weaving in the ends AND seamed up both sleeves. This is most definately do-able by my b-day! However, my WIP from hell - guess what??? I finished the body!!! I still have both sleeves, and the button bands, but I started one sleeve, and I have hope that in 2 weeks I can have two new sweaters. The sweater is a top-down cardigan that I have had OTN for, like, 5 years! My second project! Wish me luck!

Wednesday, August 09, 2006


Sorry it has been so long!

I have been busy at work (a very nice change) and haven't had time here. Meanwhile, back at the ranch, my DH keeps moving things around so I am never able to access the computer.

So, here goes!

I have been knitting. I finished the baby blanket and sent my form off to the Fair people. They called me to ask if I was in the "Open" group, or the "master" group. I copped out and chose the Open group.

I finished sleeve #2 of the Kepler sweater on the bus today. Now just the back to go! (I don't have pics of that, yet.)

Ayanna stood up on her own today. Of course, she was at my dad's and I didn't see it!

She has a new favorite toy - stackers.

She also is teething, so she has been quite crabby at night lately.

My first day of work they asked me if I could work full-time instead as someone here gave thier two weeks notice. So, yesterday was my last Monday off. I was really looking forward to it, but more hours = more money, so I will make due.


For my last Monday off, we met Daddy for lunch at Keppler Fountain.

The boys and Ayanna having fun

I think her biggest problem was the rocks under her feet. However, the water was cold.