24 June, 2016

More Mukluks

It's amazing what you can manage while sitting waiting for a boy to do his school work on a morning.  Lucky I don't home school though as I really don't have any patience for that.  Neither do the boys!  

This wee little mukluk is one I managed in a morning while listening to BJ read or while he did other school work.  It's for work with some left over yarn from there.  It will look cute sitting there.  The yarn sure looks pretty for a little girl too.  

But wait, there are more of course.  Bigger ones!  I did these in one & a half days!  Amazing what you can when you are listening to reading, while it is bucketing down outside & you just don't feel like moving much at all.  I would have loved to put an extra couple of rolls on the top of these but I worked it out to the three on the first one by the weight of the ball.  I figured I would get the pair out of one 100gm ball which I did, with almost nothing to spare.  That's pretty good really.  Not sure if I am keeping these yet, or sending them to a friend.  They sure look cool though.  I like colour!  

23 June, 2016

Thursday Thanks

  • A boy that is much brighter & just about back to his usual self.
  • Amazing nurses & doctors. 
  • Really, our health system is pretty darned great!
  • The ever present Elmo in hard times!
  • Gifts from Capes4Kids that kept BJ going...
  • A hubby that could come to visit plus bring supplies & spend time with the young one.
  • A little boy who is so easy going that crazy weeks don't seem to bother him.  
  • Understanding teachers.
  • Family that help out at short notice.

22 June, 2016


A portrait of my boys once a week for a year.

BJ - Recovery is getting there, he is better in himself.  His camo hospital gown & his Minecraft cape from Capes4Kids sure made a lot of difference...  & then there is Elmo of course...  been with him through the hard times since he was about 2...

DJ - So busy all the time, action games with dinosaurs & transformer type things...  was a trouper this week with all the crazy things going on but still his imaginative, entertaining self.

21 June, 2016

Hospital Knitting

Fortunately with a sudden extended stay in hospital I did go prepared with a bit of knitting.  Also fortunately for me, Stuart came over on Friday for the afternoon to hang out with BJ so I could get out for a bit.  A walk to town meant I could hit the wool shop there & get the orange yarn requested by BJ for his slippers.  I almost got them both finished while there too. He's pretty rapt with his new mukluks.  

I had actually started a pair for DJ just before we had left.  I did do one of these in hospital but I didn't have the other ball of yarn with me so couldn't finish his pair until today!  I did well using stash wool for these.  I made one at home first to try the pattern & to see how it was constructed but it was too small for him so started the next size.  I now have one lonely little slipper that I really need to make a match for...  soon...   DJ is rapt with his though.  

Edited to add this on Wednesday...

Last night when I finished DJ's slippers I put them inside his bedroom door so he could find them when he got up.  Tonight when I went to put him to bed I found them in that spot again but with tufts of dog fur in them!!!  I asked him why they had fur in them...  "so they keep me warmer" he says!  Stuart & I nearly doubled over laughing...  Yes, it makes sense...  Was funny to see he had put them away this morning in that same spot after he got dressed for school, but with the addition of the fur inside!  bwahahahaha...

19 June, 2016

Late Thursday Thanks

  • My amazing boy.
  • So brave & strong.
  • What courage.

14 June, 2016

New Socks... Again...

Another pair of socks for me.  This was using up some nice yarn that I had bought on Etsy a while back.  It's really nice & I love the same but variegated reds in it...  It's called Hawaiian Red Dirt.  Think I should go to Hawaii & see for myself.

13 June, 2016

Up To Date!

Ok, this lot of pics brings me up to last week.  Week 24 is fused & on the way.  

The first 5 are sewn on already.