The Little Things

The little things in life are so often the big things. I've been reminding myself of this over the past nine or ten months as I spend hours every day with Mom. It's not rocket science nor is it a new insight. It's just good to pause in the moment and realize. Untangling a poorly … Continue reading The Little Things

WIP Wednesday: Patience

When I expressed concern about a recent too-short sock, several readers offered advice for remedying the situation. My decision not to act on any of those suggestions is not a reflection of my sincere appreciation for the tips; it's more a result of my desire to just be finished with the socks. FInished so I … Continue reading WIP Wednesday: Patience

WIP Wednesday: Socks x 2

Not a pair of socks. Two first socks. You may ask why. I can only reply, why not?! Before heading to Mom's one recent day, I grabbed a ball of sock yarn from my stash and four appropriately-sized DPNs. This is Patons Kroy sock yarn, and I'm making one of my basic top-down socks -- … Continue reading WIP Wednesday: Socks x 2

Patching it Together

Once I realized that my self-striping sock yarn wouldn't work for a top-down baby sweater -- because the body would be too large for the colored sections to become stripes -- I searched for a new pattern. As usual, I spent a long time down the rabbit hole that is Ravelry but eventually found a … Continue reading Patching it Together

Starting Over with Stripes

Since I loved the Blue Striped Rag self-striping sock yarn so much, I figured I'd use it for a little sweater for a Baby-to-Be coming in a couple months. Lesson learned: self-striping sock yarn really is intended for socks (or maybe sleeves on a baby sweater ) At first, all seemed to be going well … Continue reading Starting Over with Stripes

Scrolling with Socks

When I finished the helix striped hat, I realized that I didn't have another project ready to cast on. This shouldn't have been a surprise since I'm the one who decides. I knew I hadn't selected what to make next, but somehow, I was a tad surprised. Go figure. So I did what I usually … Continue reading Scrolling with Socks

New Normal for Now

I'm happy to report that Mom's been home for a few weeks and has regained her pre-pneumonia strength and balance. It helped that she was quite fit before she was hospitalized and that we walked with her around the hospital floor several times a day whether she wanted to or not. Last week, we introduced … Continue reading New Normal for Now