Sometimes I have to shake my head at some of the logic I hear in this house. This morning when we got up I became immediately aware that Auntie was sick. She informed me that she was up all night, couldn't breathe, chest felt "funny" etc. I asked her why she didn't wake me up if she was so sick. The reply: "oh, I didn't want to disturb you. I thought about calling the ambulance if it got worse"
..........."You didn't want to disturb me?? And you were going to call an ambulance? Did you think I wouldn't notice the sirens, and the paramedics pounding on the door and running up the stairs????" Good grief!! She admitted she hadn't really thought it through. Ya think? So we've had a little chat about waking me up if she thinks she's in trouble.
She is doing a bit better. She rested all day but has a terrible chest cold. You can hear her breathing from the next room. It sounds like she has a slow leak. Tomorrow Mom goes to day care so she will be able to rest again.
But I did manage to get lots done today in between waiting on everyone. I brought in the hoses and turned off and drained the pipes for the outside taps. I did several loads of laundry, changed all the bedding, and made a large pot of turkey vegetable soup.
I have been trying to knit some of those boot cuff toppers. I can't seem to get the right size. I knit this one
It turned out fine but is too small. So if you know someone who is super skinny and only wears one boot, let me know ;). I started to try again with different yarn and needles and more stitches
But I have a feeling it's not right either. I have set it aside. Can't bear to waste another couple of hours on a leg warmer for a chicken leg! I thought they would be a fun project but instead it was an exercise in frustration.
I drew out a funky little rug pattern. I'll see if that can frustrate me next. No pattern, just a free-hand scribble and an idea. Who knows!
I listed the Olde Holiday Branch on my Etsy shop last night (PleasantHillStudio). It's a Buttermilk Basin design.