Tuesday, December 30, 2008

My First Shrug

Hope everyone had a nice Christmas. Got all my knitting done and everyone like what they got from me.Here is a picture of the grand kids with their gifts.

After Christmas I finish a shrug I was working on, My first one. Does this count as a sweater, I like the pattern, no sewing. I hate to sew! The name of the pattern is shrug this.I added a button to the shrug. I think my little granddaughter Aley will get this one. I will be making more of these, they are so easy and quick.
what I want to learn to knit this coming year is a sweater and mittens.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

My Birthday

Yesterday was my Birthday and in my family, my brothers and sisters. There is 7 of us, our custom is to call each other on our birthdays. My brothers Jess and Ron seem to forget things like that. Was I surprise when My oldest brother Jess called, I about fell out of my chair. I told him how surprised I was that he didn't forget, well he said my space sent him a notice about my birthday (we're both on my space) and he also said our baby sister called him that morning. LOL. Then my other brother Ron called, now having both of them calling I got suspicion's so I had to asked, did Paula call you to remind you, he said ya she called him that morning but his wife also remind him the day before.

OK I did get some knitting done, but am not done yet, I got another cowl on my needles, hand warmers, and a shrug, my first time doing a shrug I hope it turns out OK. I guess you not a true knitter until you have make a sweater, that's close...That is one thing I want to do is knit a sweater, but I don't like to sew. Oh well just do it!
Here are a few things I got done.

Birthday cowls

Rib-A-Roni Hats

Saturday afternoon hat , Garden Trellis mitts

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Stressful time

Its been sometime since I wrote in my blog. The last week in October and all of November has been very stressful for me. First my oldest son was in a fire, his camper trailer blew up with him inside. He turned on the burners on his cook stove to heat the camper, went out and came back in closed the door then saw the flames from the stove go all the way across the camper, then heard a sucking sound which then blew up and blew him outside, I guess they call that a back draft. His shirt and pants were on fire, he was pulling his shirt off and putting the fire out on his pants with his hands causing more burns to his hands. The back of his legs, his hands and face were burnt. They took him to Cape Girardeau, MO. My oldest daughter lives close by and heard about it and called me right away. So you can imagine what was going through my mind. I was waiting on my middle daughter and youngest son to pick me up. We got about 40 miles out of Marion when My daughter called and said they were air lifting him to St. Louis burn center in Mo. so we turned around and headed to St. Louis, Mo. We picked up my oldest daughter in Mt. Vernon and got back on the road. now I hate driving around St. Louis, we always get lost there and of course we got lost for 2 hours, ya we stop and ask for directions more than once. We finally got to the hospital around 3:30 a.m. went right on in to see him. They had a tube down his throat, his hands wrap, his face was black with blisters, most of his hair was gone. He looked awful but he was alive. I thank God for being with him, if he wasn't blown out of the camper he wouldn't be with us today and for all the prayers that went out for him that night. He came home one day short of a week and he only needed grafting on his hands and they are looking good today.
A week after we brought him home I got sick with a cold, my oldest came and took him home with her so he wouldn't catch what I had. I was sick for 2 weeks. Then my husband got sick coughing real hard, he finally went to the doctors and they took xrays of his chest and they found out he has copd. He is now getting over the cold he had.
So taking care of my son then myself and husband I did not have time to knit. I'm trying to catch up now on my Christmas knitting. Hopefully I will finish before then, I just need more hands or time.


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