03 May 2021

It's Ho Time!

I am especially pleased with this ho (half-finished object):

I finished Sock #1 yesterday, and looking at it makes me so happy!  It was a fun knit, since the stripes are not always the same size, so it wasn't just "let me knit to the next stripe color," but "let's see what the next stripe does."  One down, and one to go!  

I have decided that this pair - even though I love them so much myself - will be a gift for Hamlet's puppy raiser.  After meeting her in person, and seeing how much she still loves him, I decided she needs a pair of hand knit socks.  (She may already have some pairs, if she knows or is related to a knitter.  But she doesn't have any from ME!)  After we were with her a few weeks ago, I sent her a message asking for her foot size, and she replied.  For all I know, maybe she thinks I have a foot fetish ... 

And - on my nearly finished sweater?  I have 4 more inches to knit to finish the neck, then time to weave in the ends, soak it, block it, and DONE.  😊

Besides all of the knitting, we had a good weekend.  The weather was overall very nice, and we did a nice combination of being out of the house and just lazing around at home.  We got up early yesterday to go to a local garden place, and found some flowers that we will plant soon in our front planter, and maybe in the garden (depending how many we plant in the front).  We were able to start talking about what we may/may not be able to do once our mortgage is completely paid, which according to The Tim, will happen early in 2022!  I talked to both of my sisters on the phone, and caught up with them, so there was a lot of good.

I do have one request for all of you.  My nephew, who lives in Arizona, just turned 50 last year.  He has a wife and four kiddos, and frankly, they live a very nice life as both he and his wife have very good jobs.  But for the last year or so, he has had searing pain in his legs - to the point where some days he can't get out of bed, or get dressed, or walk as far as one room to the next one.  

He has had a series of tests, and so far they have been able to rule out ALS, MS, and cancer.  His doctors are making arrangements for him to travel to Minnesota to the Mayo Clinic for evaluation.  So if you would, please keep him in your thoughts, and if you are a praying person, please send a prayer to your chosen deity on his behalf.  Our whole family would appreciate it.

And that's it for today.  This week for me includes a dr appt, and an appt to have some x-rays done, but other than that, mostly the usual routine.  I do need to call the vet's office so Pip can get scheduled for his annual check-up (Milo went in late March).  I'm sure he hopes I'll forget to do this.

The high point of this week will definitely be Wednesday, which is Hamlet's 12th birthday!  We will definitely be celebrating that, and I'm sure he will enjoy the extra attention and treats.

I hope your week will be a good one, and that all of you can stay safe.  Take care!


Nance said...

What a fun sock! That pair will make a terrific--and thoughtful--gift for Hamlet's first family.

Your weekend sounds very nice. And what good news about 2022 for you! That's a great thing to look forward to.

I'm sorry to hear about your nephew's terrible pain. I will keep a good thought for him as he tries to find relief.

Have a good week, Bridget.

Nance said...

Oops! And happy birthday to Hamlet on Wednesday!

Dee said...

Sending healing wishes for your nephew. I hope they get to the bottom of his problem and can fix it quickly.

Happy (early) birthday to Mr. Hamlet.

Ellen D. said...

Great looking sock - love the varied stripes a lot!
Good luck to your brother - hope he gets relief soon.

Araignee said...

I love those stripes!! That's a really beautiful colorway.
I am sorry to hear about your nephew. That must be so frustrating not to have a diagnosis for something so painful.

Wanderingcatstudio said...

Fantastic socks! I love the uneven stripes.
Sending lots of good juju to your nephew!