Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Kinda Cobblestone Fiasco

I finished spinning up the yarn for the yoke. I have more of each color (blue, gray and white) if I need to spin more. Unfortunately, it looks like I will run out of the dark blue I'm using for the body and sleeves. I thought I would be happy having a yoked vest, but the more I think about it, the more I want sleeves. I'll have to see if I can dye some more and duplicate the color.

I needed some stitch markers because all the ones I had are being used for other projects. I made a set using beads I had around the house. I used a brown bead in one for the end of round marker, just to differentiate it from the other all blue ones.

Since I am making this with a split seam, I knit a few inches for the front, and about six inches for the back (like a rugby shirt), and then joined them to finish knitting the body in the round. I just discovered that I joined them with a twist. Aaarggh! I have to rip out about two inches of knitting. The Kinda Cobblestone is in time out while I recover from that. I'll felt Mom some slipper boots and leg warmers instead.

Mom is doing ok. Sometimes she eats and sometimes she doesn't. She is still drinking though. Last night as I was helping her get into bed, she reached up and squeezed my nose so I would honk for her. Just another little glimmer that she is in there. The glimmers are getting fewer and farther between, but they're there.

The hospice aide just left. What a luxury that is. I'm not used to it. An aide will come for two hours on Tuesdays, and a volunteer for two hours on Thursdays. Four hours to myself! What shall I do? Oh yeah, I have a date with a barn that needs to be cleaned.


Diann said...

Glad to know you are ok. I thought you might have gotten lost. :-)
Diann-a fellow spinner.
P.S. I got a friend of Mike and Lynnete's to make me a rug peg loom!!!!!!!! I am so excited. I will be using your pictures for help.

sandy said...

Looks beautiful, I don't do any spinning or fabricating, so the processes all sound so mysterious... but your colors are lovely as are the beaded marker things. I can picture the nose pinch - that is so sweet.

rilera said...

I like the cobblestone, navy blue is always so pretty.

I'm glad to hear that you are getting some respite and that your mom is plugging away.

I'm sending big hugs your way and your mom's way.

Turtle said...

gorgeous yarn! question, i like the looks of your markers, what did you use to string them on? Is it just the wire covered jewelry stringing stuff?

Annie said...

Diann, bring it on down and we'll do some weaving together! Turtle, it was just a little package bought at Walmart, it says Fine Tigertail w/Crimp Beads.

Ann Martin said...

So glad hospice is helping you get a few less stressful hours. It's interesting how Alzheimers turns back the clock for our parents and makes them childlike in many ways. If it wasn't so sad, I'd say there's joy in simple things.