29 November 2013

A Scarf to Match Friend's Hat

I made a scarf to match my friend's hat. She's a California girl freezing here in Kentucky. Poor thing will be more than ready to go home when her doctor gives the ok to fly.

This scarf is a free pattern from Lion. I did not use as many colors in mine. I used some purple to match the variegated yarn. I had concerns of having enough of the variegated and this purple matched the purple in the variegated pretty good.

28 November 2013

Home Again

I spent the last 2 nights in the hospital. I went in with pain in my back so severe I couldn't walk. Ray tried to walk me to the car to take me to the hospital but I could only scream and cry. Felt like my lower spine was compressed together and that when I tried to walk knives were being jammed in there. Got to the hospital and they weren't too worried about my back but my O2 levels were really low. I had to stay in the hospital for 2 nights and have some respiratory therapy because I now have COPD.

Lessons learned:
  • Should not have started smoking in my late teens (or ever) to be defiant or to be "cool."
  • Can spend the money on better, more fun things than cigarettes.
  • Most important is that COPD is not curable but rather controllable.  I took my health too much for granted in my younger years and now I have numerous health issues that I might never have had if I had taken better care of myself by eating better and not started smoking.
I hope to be back here in a day or 2 with a more upbeat post.

Take care everyone and I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving.


15 November 2013

Black Friday Ad for Yarnoholics

Just thought I'd share this with you. At 6pm on Thanksgiving, you will be able to purchase RedHeart Jumbo Supersaver Yarn for only $3.88 at WalMart. Here's a look at the page from their ad. Time to stockup!

So much for my stash-busting lol.

09 November 2013

Here's the Projects I Haven't Had Time to Post about Lately

My friend saw a hat I made and asked if I'd make one for her too. She's a California girl and has been cold since she's been here in Kentucky at the rehab/nursing home. I think the color of this one looks great on her.

Poor thing really messed her leg up--

One of her nurses liked the hat and asked if I'd make her an identical one and another hat out of a different pattern in gray.

A little over a month ago, I made a scarf. I forgot what pattern I used but it came from one of the yarn companies sites like lion, bernat or one of the others (I think). I made another hat like the gray one but I used a flower on it instead of the bow-like trim.

Ray has been a bit slow with the bathroom remodel. We've changed the design of the shower tile layout a few times. He also doesn't like working with the subway tiles and had wanted to use 12x12 inch tiles but I pouted long enough to convince him otherwise. ;)

For some reason, many of the pictures I take in the bathroom have these orb-like blobs in them. Maybe we have ghosts?!

All the drywall has been finished as has the electrical being redone and ready for the fixtures. He installed a new dual flush toilet and had to remove it and take it back because there was a defect--when he did the first test flush water spewed out a crack that looked like a defect in the manufacturing. We got a different type and it isn't a dual flush but does conserve water.

See the little crack at the top on your left.

This is the good toilet. The drywall behind it is all done now.

I think I'm caught up here except for a pair of slippers I made. I'll put them in here later on. 

Take care y'all!


Sorry I've been gone for so long. My friend came to visit me and she ended up falling and broke 2 bones in her left leg. She had to go in the hospital and have a rod put in her leg. She is now in a nursing/rehab facility here. I've been spending a lot of time with her. We're hoping that in the next week she can walk the length of the hallway and then she can come to my house until she becomes more mobile and is able to go home. Her surgeon doesn't foresee her being able to travel until the middle of December. I have a few things I've completed that I'll be back later to post. Take care everyone...