I should have known better

I had to go out yesterday afternoon to pick up a few things for my sister. When I got back she said there was a little accident. I was expecting a bodily function type of accident but that wasn’t the case.

One of her greyhounds tried to help me with the sock I’m knitting for my daughter.

Fortunately no stitches were lost or dropped. It’s just going to take me a while to untangle and rewind that yarn mess back into a ball.

I should have known better than to leave my knitting unsecured.

Patti

Gifts

I’m at my sister’s house helping out after her hip replacement surgery. Along with sending her the walker bag, last month, I brought some other gifts for her.

The Double Moss socks, a handmade satiny pillowcase, an amazing lotion stick, a towel for her hair, and some tinted lip balm (not pictured).

We haven’t seen each other in person for three years so we get sidetracked with talking instead of watching the clock and getting her moving around. She is doing very well but I need to dig deep and find the Nurse Ratchet** in me. As with any recovery there are challenges as well as celebrations. I’ll be helping her out until Thursday.

I brought some knitting with me but haven’t done much.

On another note…my hat’s off to all you fellow bloggers who post from your phones or tablets. I have posted on the road before but mostly post from home using my desktop computer. I hope this post is readable, the links work, and the photo is visible.

** One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest reference

Later…

I need to change this image. I got new glasses!

My Secret Sewing Project

I haven’t done anything with the Karate Kid’s sock, not even ripped it back into a ball. I will need to do that before I make the ball into a skein to redye the yarn.

I have finished my secret sewing project though!

What is it?

A walker caddy for my sister who has a hip replacement scheduled in a couple of weeks.

I purchased this pattern and made some modifications to accommodate a walker.

It has tons of pockets plus some zippered pockets for more secure storage.

Here it is in action…

I had to put on my thinking cap to change the pattern to my wants, such as lining the pockets with white fabric, adding binding where none was used, adjusting and adding the straps, eliminating zippers, and making slip pockets.

It was worth it when I received this text from my sister:

Now back to my yarn…

Patti

Karate Kid socks

I started the Karate Kid’s socks last week and texted his mom a picture to see if he still liked the pattern.

The colors are beautiful but not quite for a nine-year old boy so I am going to redye the yarn in darker greens and blues.

Hopefully we will both like the bolder colors better…for a Karate Kid pair of socks.

Patti